About the Awards

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Best .hk Website Awards 2015

Background

Aiming to actively promote outstanding .hk websites, HKIRC is organising the “Best .hk Website Awards 2015” (the Awards) to recognise the remarkable achievements of all outstanding .hk websites from different sectors.

Since its inception in 2009, the Awards has been developed as a platform for business, organisations, the Government and local entities to share their best practices for .hk website development.

This year, we will introduce additional assessment under the existing four judging criteria covering the mobile version of the enrolled websites, for which an award may be given to recognize the website which scores the best in terms of mobile-friendliness.

In addition to the “Most Liked .hk Website” and “The Most Honorable Website” Awards, which were added in the last two years, the “Best New Website” Award will be added as a special mention to acknowledge new entrants for their outstanding efforts made since 2014.

Objectives

  • Encourage the use of good practices and design in website development to increase competitiveness and maximise the benefits brought by the Internet to the society
  • Recognise excellent use of technology and .hk or .香港 domain names to develop outstanding websites
  • Cultivate the spirit of best practice sharing of .hk and .香港 website design and development across the community

The Awards are divided into four streams, including “Commercial”, “Non-commercial” (such as NGOs and schools), “Government Departments” and “LegCo Members”. The websites of “Government Departments” appearing on HKSAR Government Organization Chart and the websites of “LegCo Members” appearing on the LegCo Members’ Contact Directory are automatically included at the call-for-entry stage.

Interested parties with websites using .hk domain names are welcome to participate. Winning entries of Gold/ Silver/ Bronze awards or certificates in the previous years, except those which were awarded “The Most Honorable Websites”, are welcome to enter the Awards again. Any parties who would like to nominate entries for ‘Commercial’ and ‘Non-commercial’ award streams can contact us for a “fast track” admission via mail@bestwebsite.hk OR complete the online nomination form. The nominator(s) with the highest number of website entries and/or most nominated websites achieving the highest ranking will also be recognised.

Prizes for Winners

The remarkable achievements of the Award winners will be highly recognised across the local community in the following ways:

  • receive trophies (Gold / Silver / Bronze) or certificates
  • display the official logo of the Best .hk Website Awards in their promotional materials
  • participate in various promotional campaigns to publicise their achievements
  • have an opportunity to participate in sharing, networking and speaking engagements at events

Winners will be entitled to receive the following prizes#︰

Stream Award Prize
A: Commercial Best .hk Commercial Website Award (with less than 100 employees) (Gold/ Silver/ Bronze) Trophies or certificates, and cash HK$5,000 – HK$12,000
Best .hk Commercial Website Award
(with 100 or more employees) (Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)
Trophies or certificates
B: Non-commercial Best .hk Non-commercial Website Award
(with less than 100 employees) (Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)
Trophies or certificates, and cash HK$5,000 – HK$12,000
Best .hk Non-commercial Website Award
(with 100 or more employees) (Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)
Trophies or certificates, and cash HK$5,000 – HK$12,000
C: Government Departments Best .hk Government Website Award
(Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)
Trophies or certificates
D: LegCo Members Best .hk LegCo Members Website Award
(Gold/ Silver/ Bronze)
Trophies or certificates

#Winners of other relevant awards such as The Most Honorable Award, The Most Liked .hk Website Award, The Best New Website, The Best Nominator Award, etc. will receive trophies only. Number of awards in the aforesaid 4 streams will be announced in due course.

Judging Criteria

  • 30% – Overall design and functionality (e.g. good design and ease of navigation, etc)
  • 30% – Engagement (e.g. online game, etc)
  • 20% – Use of Social Media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • 20% – Accessibility (e.g. “Web Care” elements, catering for the needs of the disabled, elderly, etc)

Timetable

Official call for entries 12 Nov 2015 – 08 Jan 2016
(Initial Assessment Start: 28 Dec 2015)
Public Voting 22 Jan 2016 – 12 Feb 2016
Assessment by the Panel of Judges 18 Feb 2016 – 29 Feb 2016
(Final Presentations by shortlisted winners if required 08 – 11 March 2016 [Tentative])
Individual Result Notification 15 – 16 Mar 2016
Award Presentation Ceremony 21 April 2016

Application

Online Entry submission or Download Entry Form

(All submitted information should be in typewriting in English or Chinese)

Deadline for entries: 08.01.2016 (Friday at 12:00pm)

Enquiries

Tel: 2319 2303
Fax: 2319 2626
Email: mail@bestwebsite.hk
Website: www.bestwebsite.hk / www.hkirc.hk

*Remarks:

– Staff members of HKIRC, HKIRC Board members, Consultative and Advisory Panel; HKIRC-accredited registrars, service partners, sponsors, support organisations and partners, judges, judging criteria advisory panel, vendors and related affiliates involved are not eligible to enter the Awards.

– “Non-commercial” stream means NGOs, eligible schools and charitable organisations, etc. HKIRC reserves the rights to reallocate a submission to the most appropriate stream if needed.

– The winning entries of Gold/ Silver/ Bronze awards in previous years are allowed to enter the Awards again. However, they have to state the significant changes or enhancements for the entries this year.

– Winner(s) who receives the “The Most Honorable Award” is not allowed to enter the Awards again next year.

– HKIRC reserves the right to make the final decision on any matters about the Awards program.

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Timetable

Official call for entries : 12.11.2015 – 08.01.2016
Public voting : 22.01.2016 – 12.02.2016
Awards Presentation Ceremony : 21.04.2016 (Tentative)

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