Creating the shortlist

  • As soon as a website is submitted, a jury member checks if the site complies with the conditions mentioned under Can I participate? and decides if the website can enter the competition.
  • After this first selection the jury will create a shortlist of the 10 best profit and the 10 best non-profit websites.
  • Each jury member analyzes and rates these 20 websites individually and gives them a score out of 50 based on 9 criteria.

Selecting the winners

  • Because the jury consists of active usability professionals, some of them may have been involved with a nominated website. Or they may have seen the contract for that site go to a competitor. One who is also part of the jury. To keep the jurors’ personal bias to a minimum, the highest and lowest scores for each website are always disregarded.Of course, we could also have chosen a jury that consists of people who aren’t actively involved in making websites better. But that didn’t seem like a good idea.
  • Jury awards
    • During the jury deliberation night at the end of October, the 3 highest scoring sites of each category (profit and non-profit or e-gov) are discussed and the winners of the jury prizes are chosen.
  • Public vote award
    • The 10 sites with the highest jury scores will be presented to the public.
    • The public can vote for the best website from 23 October until 6 November 2013.
    • The site with the most votes is the winner.

Announcing the winners

  • The winners will be announced on 13 November 2013.
  • For each award we will publicly announce the top 3.
  • Participating websites will not receive their ranking or a report from the jury. Please don’t ask.

Gifts accepted

  • The jury is not opposed to gifts such as wine, cigars (Dominican with a dark wrapper), diamonds or other valuables.
  • But please be aware that this won’t influence the jury’s judgement.

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