Malaysia Website Awards 2016
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    Check out and determine the categories (Personal, Commercial or E-Commerce) that you’re interested.

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    You can now Submit Your Website on the “SUBMIT SITE” panel. Please comply to the Terms and Conditions stated on the website, as it is mandatory for verification purposes.

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    The submission will be verified by MWA independent judges. A notification on the approval of the website will be sent through another email.

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    Now you just need to Share your website to your Friends and get as many “Votes” as possible. And leave the rest to the Judges to evaluate your website.

    • STEP 1

      Once your Website has been approved, an email notification will be sent to you regarding the verification results.

    • STEP 2

      Your website will then be added to our “Nomination List”. Please bear in mind that your website will be listed chronologically.

    • STEP 3

      Voters must require a Facebook account to proceed. All Facebook users can take part in it. However, each user is entitled to ONE Vote for EACH Nominees only.

    • STEP 4

      Votes will be accumulated through user submissions.

      ** You can also embed your designated website link (URL) and Share it to your friends.

    • STEP 1

      It is similar to the initial process of the Voting system. Once your Website has been approved, an email notification will be sent to you regarding the verification results.

      Only nominations that scored a minimum of 50 points (base on the evaluation of the MWA Independent Judges) will be listed on website.

    • STEP 2

      Site of the Month Nominees will be voted by MWA Independent Judges, the Judging Criteria includes Design, SEO, Accessibility, Performance & Content.

      The Top Rated Nominees will be automatically included as one of the “Site of the Month” Nominee, and will be entitled for the Final Judging for “Site of the Year”.

    • STEP 3

      The Final Judging will be evaluated by MWA Expert Judges, similar criteria as Design, SEO, Accessibility, Performance & Content. for all the entries. The Winners will be announced during the MWA Ceremony.


  • More than just coming up with a pretty or trendy-looking website that catches attention, the ideal website design should be able to deliver quality visuals that are both appropriate and relevant to the web content and the intended visitors.

  • The website should have a clean, professional logo for branding that matches with the theme, concept, colours and the creative elements found within the website. Other deciding factors include layout, typography, images and audio.


  • SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, determines the ranking of a website in the search engine results. A website with a high SEO value is guaranteed online visibility and better traffic.

  • The content of the website, such as the page title, meta tags and the presence of indexation, must show an effective use of various SEO techniques that maximizes search engine visibility.


  • A website is meant to be accessed; good accessibility makes a website more user-friendly, functional and allows visitors to procure the right information they need with the least amount of time and complication, whenever and wherever they are.

  • The website must be compatible and could be accessed with ease on all mobile platforms. Throughout use of relevant accessibility-enhancing features and technologies such as URL rewriting should also be demonstrated to make user interaction with the website convenient, responsive, optimally interactive and memorable.


  • Users tend to get frustrated when websites take too long to load. The website must not only be filled with impressive content and creative layout; the performance of the website, especially in regard to its loading speed, is a crucial element when it comes to what makes or breaks a good website.

  • The website must have an optimum download speed, reflecting a skillful utilization of page caching, website compression and other forms of loading optimization without compromising on the quality of both its content and layout.


  • Being the heartbeat of a website, it is therefore a must for the website content to be relevantly coherent with the website’s topic and genre. Content includes, but are never restricted to, music, sound, video, animation and any other relevant methods of presentation found within the website.

  • All content in the website should be presented in an excellent and tidy layout, with readable font, contrasting colour schemes, and is free from broken links.

  • The characteristics of good content – informative, engaging, memorable, and always leaving the visitors wanting for more.

Site Of The Month


  • Rated by MWA Independent Judges

  • Nominees will be accumulated into the Winners’ Pool for ‘Site of the Month’ in each Personal, Commercial and E-Commerce Category

Site Of The Year


  • Rated by MWA Expert Judges

  • 1 Winner for Personal Category

  • 1 Winner for Commercial Category

  • 1 Winner for E-Commerce Category

The Public’s Favourite Website


  • Voted by Public

  • 1 Winner for Personal Category

  • 1 Winner for Commercial Category

  • 1 Winner for E-Commerce Category

  • Submission date is from 1st January 2016 to 26 December 2016. Submissions made NOT within the allocated period will be neglected.

  • MWA 2016 is open to all Malaysians who had previously developed / designed a website for a Malaysia company. Owners of websites are also eligible to join MWA 2016.

  • Submitted websites must be written in English, Malay language or Chinese language. Websites written in other languages are not eligible to join MWA 2016.

  • Submissions will only be approved based on the appropriate criteria of the website.

  • Websites that are approved and nominated in the past month cannot be submitted again in the coming months.

  • Participants are granting Exabytes a worldwide and universal license to promote, publish, use, host, store, and to be shared by any accomplices of Malaysia Website Awards 2016 when they submit their websites. Participants are responsible for having the permission to license any content submitted Malaysia Website Awards 2016.

  • For all MWA nominees, please hot link the awards ribbon on your website.
    ** Unsuccessful nominations should NOT hot link the awards ribbon on their websites.

  • Participants must ensure all information provided is legitimate. Exabytes has the rights to collect the stated information and content for assessing, awarding and promotion.

  • The organizer of Malaysia Website Awards 2016 reserves the right to terminate any submitted entries if it is in violation of the terms and conditions.

Site Of The Month Award
Site Of The Year Award
The Public’s Favourite Website Award

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