Orchestrated Excellence! . . . Rewards webmasters, who have surmounted their highest reaches in website excellence, attained the level of master in a variety of subjects and critique.
Pre-evaluation - 10 Basic site requirements to qualify for the round 2 evaluation
Functionality - HTML, Accessibility, Navigation and Compatibility
Presentation - User friendliness, aesthetics, design & layout, web elements
Content - Language skills, interactivity, resource, expression, details
Creativity - Innovation, originality, vision, technology and distinctiveness
Professionalism - Focus, effectiveness, accomplishments, value and ethics.
Finally, Site of the Year Award is awarded to the best 3 websites each year!
Ric Berends, the owner of Maestro Awards, has continued to go the extra mile on behalf of the awards community.
He established a number of standards for awards masters including the Award Sites! recognized Awards organizer template ... and a site design tutorial on Content, Navigation, Design, Graphics, Validation and Speed. It also features an interactive database of articles by the webmaster and others.