Developer Award

Don't be fooled by what you see on the outside, sometimes the real beauty lies hidden deep within.


Recognizing the
talent behind
the code

Microsoft Edge and Awwwards have set out to recognize the work of web developers — the true tinkerers, builders, and architects of the internet. The Developer Award celebrates those who build quality code, interoperable across modern browsers and devices.

The Developer Award was inspired by the amazing work behind some of the best experiences on the web that demonstrate what it means to be inclusive of all people, regardless of device or browser.

It’s no small task, whether that’s optimizing for mobile, ensuring accessibility to individuals with visual or hearing impairments, creating adaptable experiences for legacy browsers, or pushing the technological boundaries without excluding the masses, and your achievements deserve recognition.

The Developer Award is different from other awards. Focused on balancing innovative design with quality code, winners are recognized for setting the bar for the new foundation of the modern web.

Each Developer Award winner is reviewed for potential invitation to be profiled on Internet Explorer’s Rethink Showcase, a behind-the-scenes look at what inspired the project and how it was made.

A special collaboration with:

Microsoft Edge


The Jury

Judging the talent of others is an arduous task. We ask you to be considerate in your decisions, thorough in your analysis, understanding in your criticism, but not to flinch from giving your honest assessment.

  • Baptiste Briel

    Baptiste Briel


    Co-Founder of Suspended Animations

  • Anthony Du Pont

    Anthony Du Pont


    Front-end developer based in Belgium, working for the award-winning digital agency Dogstudio for the last two years.

  • Younus Abdalla

    Younus Abdalla


    Freelance Interactive Developer specialised in user interaction. Recently Interactive Developer at Hello Monday.

  • Stéphane Guigné

    Stéphane Guigné


    I am a front-end developer currently based in Grenoble and working freelance for agencies mostly. Front-end developer at work, freestyler at heart

  • Charlie Clark

    Charlie Clark

    U.S.A., (NUEVA YORK)

    Charlie Clark is a creative coder living in Brooklyn, NY. By day he's an interactive developer at B-Reel.

  • Ralf Sohl

    Ralf Sohl


    Senior Partner at Umwelt, responsible of both the experience and technical solution of their digital projects.

  • Simon Lindsay

    Simon Lindsay

    U.S.A., (NEW YORK)

    I enjoy working in the industry and have a passion for creating and discovering new and effective digital experiences.

  • Alexandre Gomes

    Alexandre Gomes


    I am a Chemical Engineer by degree, web developer by passion! Currently I am working as Senior Front End Developer at Bürocratik.

  • Ambroise Maupate

    Ambroise Maupate


    Partner, CTO and back-end developer at REZO ZERO

  • Arne Van Kauter

    Arne Van Kauter


    Developer & Graphic designer from Belgium, currently working at Hello Monday in Aarhus, Denmark.

  • Dorian Camilleri

    Dorian Camilleri


    JavaScript developer. Front-end dev @Firstborn. Student @hetic. Freelance.

  • Grzegorz Matyszewski

    Grzegorz Matyszewski


    Grzegorz studied Graphic Design at the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland. Now he's working at as a Lead Frontend Developer.

  • Guilherme Pangnotta

    Guilherme Pangnotta


    Hello. My name is Guilherme Pangnotta. I'm a web developer and web designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

  • Jessica Travieso

    Jessica Travieso


    Interactive developer at Tierravirtualstudio, Master's Degree in Fine Arts. iOS & Android developer, HTML5, 3D animation.

  • Joe Hochgreve

    Joe Hochgreve

    U.S.A., (TROY)

    A front-end web developer of over 15 years, manager of the development team at TRAFFIC Digital Agency.

  • John Percival

    John Percival

    U.S.A., (SEATTLE)

    Head of WW Design Technology at Amazon, leading prototypers, technologists, and hackers focused on emerging ad formats and technology solutions across eCommerce and advertising.

  • Julien Vasseur

    Julien Vasseur


    Co-founder of french studio Poignée de main virile. Creative backend and frontend web developer for over 7 years.

  • Luciano Borromei

    Luciano Borromei


    Co-founder and director of Ingamana, interactive design and development studio.

  • Mustafa Demirkent

    Mustafa Demirkent


    Freelance Backend + Frontend Developer

  • Nicolas Rajabaly

    Nicolas Rajabaly


    Head of production and co-founder of Make Me Pulse, a French multi award-winning digital production company.

  • Roel Kok

    Roel Kok


    Been developing websites professionally for the last 7 years because playing with Lego trains all day isn't going to pay the rent

  • Tore Holmberg

    Tore Holmberg

    U.S.A., (NEW YORK)

    Born in Sweden and living in New York, I’m a full stack developer currently working as a Tech Director at Your Majesty NYC.

  • Tsukasa Toukura

    Tsukasa Toukura


    Frontend Developer / Interactive Designer SHIFTBRAIN in Japan.

  • Goksel Eryigit

    Goksel Eryigit


    Senior Front-end Developer from Turkey based in San Francisco. Currently doing some awesome stuff for @udemy

  • Leandro Puca

    Leandro Puca


    I'm originally from Italy but i’ve been living in Phoenix since June 2013. I'm an Award winner Interactive & UX Designer and Front End Developer.

  • Peter Coolen

    Peter Coolen


    Sr. Creative Developer at Superhero Cheesecake with over 10 years of experience in top-notch digital production and countless of awards to match.


How does the
submission process work?

When you submit your site on, you will automatically be eligible for the Developer Award if your site meets the minimum requirements for code quality.

  • Before you submit your site, we highly encourage you to run your site through some tools (W3C Validator, Browsers or Responsive Design) to check for common coding problems. This tools will help you make sure your site meets the minimum requirements and increase your chances to win a Developer Award.

  • When you’re ready to submit, fill out your sites information on our submissions form. There is only one submission for both Site of the Day and Developer Award. Your submission will automatically be sent to the Awwwards team, who will manually check that the code meets the minimum requirements.

  • Should your site meet the minimum technical requirements for the Developer Award, it will be published in the nominee section of Awwwards and sent to both the Site of the Day and the Developer Award panel of judges to await their assessment. Effectively eligible for both awards.

  • For the Developer Award, 4 members of the jury will place their vote based on 3 evaluation criteria (technical, semantic and testing) and the vote furthest from the average will be automatically deleted avoiding potential voting errors.

  • Finally, the average score awarded by users with over 5000 Status Points will be taken into consideration as the eighth and final vote. (See algorithm)

  • Sites of the Day that achieve an average score of 7 or above from the Developer Jury will also be recognised with a Developer Award.