Kentico "Best Site of the Year" Contest: On-line "Battle" Started

From Tuesday, November 3rd to Monday, November 30th, you can vote for the best web sites completed in Kentico CMS in 12 categories.

Nomination of finalists
I would like to express thanks to all our partners and clients who entered their web projects for the contest. In the first year, we received 128 submissions and it wasn't easy to choose only three finalists in each category.

Category Web Site Name URL Client/Partner
 Best Association Site  Devon Guild of Craftsmen  Tell Systems
 Best Association Site  The Great Inns of Britain  NetConstruct Ltd
 Best Association Site  White Rose Forest  NetConstruct Ltd
 Best Consumer Products Site  Atom Group
 Best Consumer Products Site  DTSwiss  orange8 interactive ag
 Best Consumer Products Site  McDonalds Ireland  X Communications
 Best Education Site  Centre For Community Partnerships  University of Toronto
 Best Education Site  Learning Outside the Classroom  Oculus Design & Communications Limited
 Best Education Site  Parenting Ideas  Get Started
 Best Financial Services Site  First Quartile Consulting  Gatesix Inc.
 Best Financial Services Site  JLT  Crafted Media
 Best Financial Services Site  PWL Capital Inc.  r42 communication
 Best Healthcare Site  Get Started
 Best Healthcare Site  Simple Wins  BlueModus
 Best Healthcare Site  The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation  The Famous Group Pty Ltd
 Best Manufacturing Site  Kinematics Manufacturing, Inc.  Gatesix Inc.
 Best Manufacturing Site  Machinebouw  IBL-Software B.V.
 Best Manufacturing Site  Nordco  Marketing Images, Inc.
 Best Nonprofit Organization Site  Chicago Zoological Society  Designkitchen
 Best Nonprofit Organization Site  National Museums Northern Ireland  EG. Consulting
 Best Nonprofit Organization Site  Royal Horticultural Society Royal Horticultural Society 
 Best On-line Store  Bluesoft
 Best On-line Store  FrizerShop  Endora d.o.o.
 Best On-line Store  Thomas Turners Online Shop  Connexion Ltd
 Best Other/At Large Site  EVN Portal  diamond:dogs Group
 Best Other/At Large Site  Visit Europe  Last Exit
 Best Other/At Large Site  Yellow Maps  Marker Studio
 Best Publishing Site  Delta Sky Magazine  bswing and MSP Communications
 Best Publishing Site  Newsmax Media Inc.
 Best Publishing Site  The Business Magazine  Discover IT (UK) Ltd
 Best State/Local Government Site  Defense & Veterans Brain Inury Center  Amplify Studios
 Best State/Local Government Site  EU Matters  X Communications
 Best State/Local Government Site  Park City Green  Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
 Best Graphic Design  Chicago Zoological Society  Designkitchen
 Best Graphic Design  Delta Sky Magazine  bswing and MSP Communications
 Best Graphic Design  Visit Europe  Last Exit

"Best Intranet" and "Best Extranet" categories are not included in the vote as we didn't receive enough entries.

Vote for the winners on-line
We in Kentico think that it´s fair to choose the winners in a public vote. This is why we prepared an on-line web gallery on our website:

Once you start the voting process, you will go through all twelve categories and cast your voice the web sites that you like the most.

The deadline of the public vote is on Monday, November 30th. After that, we will vote internally for the winners in the rest of special categories:

  • Most complete use of Kentico CMS features
  • Largest site
  • Best integration
  • Best migration from another CMS

Winners will be announced on December 5th on our web site and will be informed by email as well. There will be also one global winner - Kentico Site of the Year 2009 - which will be the site that we choose based on the voting and the special categories.

The finalists and winners will be entitled to use the "Kentico Site of the Year 2009 Winner/Finalist" logo. They will also receive a free Kentico CMS license, plaque, certificate, gifts and points towards the partner program.

We hope that you will help us to choose the Best Kentico Site of 2009. We look forward to your votes!

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Lenka Navratilova

I am currently on maternity leave with my little daughter, but I still have time to keep you informed about the best projects created by our clients and partners on Kentico. I previously worked as a Partner Manager taking care of our partners' needs.