A transparent and rigorous evaluation system implemented by experienced, world-renowned professionals.

Evaluating the talent and effort of the best web designers and developers is a hugely challenging job which requires the considerable knowledge and experience possessed by the Awwwards Jury.


Fairness is key when evaluating each website submitted to Awwwards, so we’ve created an evaluation system based on 4 criteria: Design, Usability, Creativity and Content.

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Voting System

The process of evaluating the talent and effort of the best web designers and developers is a tremendously difficult job which requires the knowledge and experience of the Jury as well as the Awwwards users.

Once approved, sites will be sent to 12 Jury members. The voting process usually takes 5 days but if a site receives a high score from 12 members of the Jury and at least 10 PRO & CHIEF users it can be awarded a SOTD before the end of the 5-day period. Jury votes will only be revealed to winners of SOTD.

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  • 7.0
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  • 8.0
  • 7.7
  • 7.7

    Users vote
    The Jury score furthest from the average will be eliminated and replaced by the the average score of the votes made by CHIEF and PRO users.

Submission Process

When you submit a website to Awwwards, it must first be approved by our team who check that it meets the minimum requirements in order to then be sent to the Jury. It’s quite normal for sites to take up to a week to get published. Our approval process is carried out manually and can experience backlogs due to weekends and/or large volumes of submissions.

  • 1. Submit Your Site

    You have created a fantastic project and you want to share it with the world to get the recognition it deserves, time to send it to Awwwards!

  • 3. Mobile Excellence

    An expert will evaluate each site manually following this Mobile Guidelines based on Google criteria for mobile websites.
    Those sites that reach a score of 80/100 or higher will be chosen for getting the Mobile Excellence badge. From all of them the one with the highest score will be Mobile Site of the Week.

  • 5. Site of the Day

    The sites with the highest marks will be awarded SOTD.

  • 7. Site of the Month

    The eight highest-scoring sites each month are nominated for Site of the Month and reviewed by the Jury a second time. The Awwwards users play an important part in deciding the winner; the site which receives the most user votes will carry extra weight in the Jury’s final decision.

  • 2. Voting

    Once your site has been approved by Awwwards it is sent to our Jury and can be voted for by all the Awwwards users. This process lasts 5 days.

  • 4. Honorable Mention

    If the votes from CHIEF, PRO & Jury users are 6.5 or more, your site will receive an Honorable Mention.

  • 6. Developer Award

    Once awarded a SOTD the site is sent to the Developer Jury who evaluate it on the following criteria. Sites awarded higher than a 7 from the Developer Jury will be given a Developer Award.

  • 8. Site of the Year

    All Site of the Month winners are automatically nominated for SOTY along with Awwwards own favorites.