The fourth edition of the prestigious competition for web projects “Site of the Year” has started. This year’s competition will include updated categories and evaluation criteria, organizers from the Foundation for Active Web Development announced. There are several changes in the fourth edition of the competition, including the inclusion of a Junior Jury. It will evaluate the sites for basic functionalities according to criteria set by the Main Jury. The youth jury will consist of 15 people.
The competition is aimed at the owners and creators of sites in our country. It aims to show the high level of the web industry in Bulgaria. The aim is to highlight the most valuable projects in various fields, as well as to promote the work of talented Bulgarian designers and programmers.
All web developments will be reviewed and evaluated by a national jury of experts in programming, web design or digital marketing. The winners will receive the prestigious award “Site of the Year” for the respective category, unique statuette and diploma. The jury also awards an annual special prize for contribution to the development of the Bulgarian web environment.
“Previous editions of the traditional” Site of the Year “competition have shown that the Bulgarian web industry is developing at a high level, and the ecosystem of developers and designers is growing. The competition encourages hundreds of companies and individuals to work even harder, as well as to have the courage to express themselves, “said Justin Thoms, creator of the race. “After a difficult 2020, the importance of the Internet segment has become even greater. “More than ever, we need reliable websites to help people and businesses,” she said.
The categories in the competition in 2021 are 11: Corporate site, Website of a startup or small company, E-shop, Institutional site, Media site, Product site, Site for online services, Event site, Cause / NGO site, Personal site, as well as a mobile application. So far this year, the greatest interest is in the category of e-shop, which shows the growing importance of this type of web projects in recent months.
Every site owner can register their project at bgweb.bg/s/registration/ until September 30, and the award ceremony will take place on November 4.