The DigitalFilipino Web Awards aims to advocate the use of Internet and e-Commerce for business development, through the identification, promotion, and highlighting of best e-Commerce practices from various websites in the Philippines.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Call for nomination: Web Awards 2009

The 3rd Web Awards aims to advocate the use of Internet and e-Commerce for business development, through the identification, promotion, and highlighting of best e-Commerce practices from various websites in the Philippines.

Websites in over forty categories will be reviewed and judged for their ability to create a noticeable presence on the Internet – their ability to be seen and heard among all the noise and clutter of the Net. Commercial websites will also be reviewed for their ability to conduct e-Commerce in simple yet professional manner.

All entries are nominated by the public, as well as from industry, and will be judged openly by members of the Club.

It is hoped that through the promotion of outstanding websites and peer review process while judging that other businesses as well as the public get a better understanding of the benefits of the Internet as well as the various ways in which e-Commerce can play a vital part in business development.

You are encouraged to start nominating. Deadline is on October 19.
If there are categories we should add, just let us know.

Supporters of this project are encouraged to donate and help us sustain this project.

Sponsorship and marketing opportunities are still available.

Friday, September 18, 2009


The following schedule shall be observed for the Web Awards 2009:

  • September 19 to October 19: Nomination period
    Parties interested to nominate are requested to join the DigitalFilipino Social Network which shall be used as the nomination platform.
  • October 20 to 29: Judging workshop and online coordination
  • October 30 and 31: Winners notification
  • November 13: Winners Announcement at the DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Summit
The schedule stated herein is final.

Judging criteria

Peer Review is a very important part of the Web Awards.
At the minimum, entries subjected for review must meet the following criteria:
  • Each page in the site must have a unique title tag.
  • The site must have a search feature (either internally developed or 3rd party widget) that allows a visitor to explore the available contents further.

    - this is a new requirement defined for the 2009 awards.
On October 20 to 29, club members involved in the judging shall evaluate and submit reviews on entries (in categories that are assigned to them). For scoring purposes, entries are judged according to the following six criteria. Highest score is 10 per criteria.
  1. Search engine readiness
    - Title tags
    - Keywords strength
    - Page strength
  2. Content/Organization
    - Clear purpose
    - Target audience is clearly defined
    - Citation of sources, whenever used
    - Freshness
    - Originality
    - Accuracy of information
  3. Structure and navigation
    - Opening page
    - Content connection and transition
    - Writing and conventions
    - Ease of navigation
    - Link usefulness
  4. Design and functionality
    - Overall layout
    - Colors, background, text
  5. Technical performance
    - Page loading
    - Browser flexibility
    - Live links
  6. Interactivity
    - Audience involvement
    - Overall experience
Note that this juding criteria may be improved for further clarity and guidance of club members.
Additional info:
This video has an explanation of the judging criteria as well presented during the DigitalFilipino Web Awards 2008 recognition ceremony.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Free webinar: Web Awards 2009

In celebration of's 10th anniversary, we have a free webinar happening this September 17, 2009 from 2 pm to 3 pm orienting interested nominators and nominees about the Web Awards 2009.

To participate in this webinar, please note the following:
  1. You need to register in order to receive a unique link for the free webinar.
  2. Please logon 10 minutes prior to the actual schedule.
  3. You will need a headset to listen to the presentation and discussion.
  4. To participate in the discussion, you can also use your microphone or type in your questions.

I hope you can join. Thank you for being part of our community!

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Janette Toral is the site owner of She is the lead trainer of the Certified E-Commerce Specialist, Entrepreneur, Professional Program. More info at She is an Executive Director, Certified Coach, Speaker, Behavioral Analysis Consultant, Youth Facilitator, and Trainer with The John Maxwell Team She is a Certified Executive Coach and Certified TEAM Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching. She is a Fascinate Certified Advisor with Fascinate Inc.