When a user submits a website to Awwwards, it must first be approved by our team, who check it meets the minimum requirements to be sent to the jury. This takes approximately 24 to 72 hours.
Once a site has been approved, an e-mail notification is automatically dispatched and the site is added to the Awwwards nominees section.
The nominee is sent to the Awwwards jury and given a score by 8 judges. The vote furthest from the average is deleted automatically, so only the other 7 votes count.
All users can take part in the voting. However, only votes by users with over 5000 Status points (Honorary Members) count towards the site’s final score. The weighted average of these user votes forms the eighth vote that makes up the score. The whole process takes 7 days.
(*) This is an example score
Our evaluation system is based on 4 criteria: Design, Creativity, Usability and Content.
Our system collects the judges’ scores and applies the following algorithm in order to obtain the final score.
Once voting is completed, websites awarded a 6.5 or above by our judges and Honorary Members will receive an Honorable Mention. This special honor brings greater visibility and prestige with an entry in our Honorable Mentions section. Receiving an Honorable Mention also carries 100 points to increase your Status on Awwwards.
Once the voting process is complete, the Awwwards team selects the sites with the highest scores and looks for an available day in the calendar to schedule their appearance as SOTD. An e-mail notification is automatically dispatched to give you the big news.
There is no minimum score to be considered for “Site of the Day”. You should remember that your site will be in competition with all other nominees over a 3 month period. If after this period the site has not been selected, you will automatically receive an e-mail notification letting you know your site will not be “Site of the Day”.
“Sites of the Day” will be seen within hours by thousands of designers, programmers, bloggers and agencies worldwide. Winners will also be included in our book "The 365 Best Websites Around The World”, and will be added to our Winners section. Winning a “Site of the Day” carries 250 points to increase your Status on Awwwards.
The 6 highest-scoring sites in each month are nominated for “Site of the Month” and reviewed by the jury a second time. The judges vote for their favorite of the 6 nominees.
The site with the most votes is named “Site of the Month” and automatically nominated for “Site of the Year”.
All winners of “Site of the Month” are automatically nominated for “Site of the Year”. The Awwwards team also selects a further 3 nominees from the “Site of the Day” winners.
These nominees are entered in two competitions:
“Site of the Year”: Chosen by the Awwwards jury
The judges vote for their favorite site among the 15 nominees.
“Site of the Year (Users’ Choice)”: Chosen by all our users
Every Awwwards user can take part by voting for their favorite.
The Awwwards team also selects 10 nominees for “Designer/ Agency of the Year” based on work produced throughout the year. The winner is chosen by the jury, who review the nominees’ work and vote for their favorite.