Here are many of the very best web award programs to achieve the 5.0+ and 5 .0 "Elite" status along with several 4.5 and 4.0 rated programs ... that were among the 1200+ programs rated (7 levels 2.0 to 5.0) by Award Sites! during 1997-2014 ... And these programs were just part of a site that in many cases remains among the cream of the crop of the best designed web sites, globally. Moreover, today's site design standards, including WC3, were in large part due to the efforts of these site designers, who spent countless hours providing guidance to all others through rating their respective sites' design along with mentorship.
So, click on the respective program link to see a screenshot of its home page and information about its program. (Note: Links aren't provided to the award programs' sites, as most of the programs are no longer available ... and to avoid future dead link issues with active sites.)