Malaysia Website Awards 2018
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    Check

    Find out and determine your category (Personal, Commercial or E-Commerce). If you are still unsure of the category that you should join, please refer HERE.

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    Submit

    You can now submit your website on the “SUBMIT SITE” panel. Please ensure you abide to the Terms and Conditions stated on the website, as it is mandatory for verification purposes.

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    Verify

    Submissions will be verified by MWA jury panel and MWA rating system. An email notification on submission/website approval will be sent to you (approved or disapproved).

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    Award

    Now you just need to share your website to your friends and get as many “votes” as possible. Leave the rest to the Judges to evaluate your website.

    • STEP 1

      Once your website/submission has been approved/disapproved, an email notification will be sent to you regarding the verification results.

    • STEP 2

      Site of the Month Nominees will be rated by MWA jury panel and MWA Rating System, with these judging criteria: Design, SEO, Accessibility, Performance & Content.

      The Top Rated nominees will be the winners of Site of the Month, who will then be in the running to win the “Site of the Year” Awards.

      The Site of The Month winners will be announced within the first 2 weeks of the following month. For example, if you submit your website in January, winner announcement for Site of the Month will be made within the first 2 weeks of February.

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      The Site of The Month Winners (for January – December 2018) will be evaluated by MWA Expert Judges, based on similar criteria — Design, SEO, Accessibility, Performance & Content.

      The 3 Grand Winners (Site of the Year for different categories) will be announced at the MWA Awards Presentation Ceremony.

    • STEP 1

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

    • 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

      All voters must have a Facebook account. A Facebook user can vote for as many websites as he/she wishes. However, each FB user can only give one vote to one particular website.

    • STEP 4

      Votes will be accumulated through Facebook likes. The closing date for website voting is 6 January 2019, do submit your website earlier to accumulate more “votes” before the closing date.

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

Design

  • 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

  • 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.

Accessibility

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

CONTENT

  • 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.

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Personal

  • This category is for individual websites. For eg, blogs or any websites that are built for own usage & sharing

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Commercial

  • This category is for company or business websites. For eg, any business that showcases their profile on website for customers to refer.

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E-commerce

  • This category is for business websites with add-to-cart system and payment gateway.

  • Submission date is from 25 January 2018 to 26 December 2018. Submissions made NOT within the allocated period will be neglected.

  • MWA 2018 is open to anyone who had previously developed / designed a website that serves the Malaysia market. Only the aforementioned websites will be accepted as nominees.

  • Your submission will not be published as soon as it is submitted. Submission will only be published on the website on the following month of the month of your submission.

  • Submitted websites must be written in English, Malay language or Chinese language. Websites written in other languages are not eligible to join MWA 2018.

  • 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 2018 when they submit their websites. Participants are responsible for having the permission to license any content submitted Malaysia Website Awards 2018.

  • 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.

  • The Site of The Month Award is not influenced by the number of votes. The number of votes will only determine the winners for The Public’s Favourite Website Award.

  • The closing date for website voting (Public’s Favourite Website Award) is 6 January 2019.

  • The practice of buying fake likes/votes is strictly prohibited for the Public’s Favourite Website Award. MWA reserves the right to disqualify the participants immediately from the Awards if participants are involved in buying fake likes/votes.

  • 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 2018 reserves the rights to amend or update the marks given to all participating websites before official announcement is made. Once results are officially announced, everything is deemed finalized.

  • The organizer of Malaysia Website Awards 2018 reserves the right to terminate any submitted entries if it is in violation of the terms and conditions.

The Deadline for December Submission is 31 December 2018. Submit Now