Guidelines

Methods of Payment


We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover) as well as checks and money orders. International entrants must pay by credit card or send an international money order or a check in U.S. funds drafted on a U.S. bank. NOTE: We do not accept purchase orders for payment of entries.

Eligibility


The W³ Awards Competition is open to all organizations and individuals involved in creating, designing, maintaining, or promoting websites, online marketing or original video content created for the web. To be considered eligible for the all work must be accessible from the time of entry through November, 2014.

Entries received will be subject to review and those submissions determined inappropriate or to be of a discriminatory/offensive nature will be disqualified with no refund of fees. This includes, but is not limited to, pornographic material, racial slander, and defamatory statements.

If you have questions regarding eligibility, please email us at info@w3award.com or call us at 212.675.3555.

Language Restrictions


While non-English works are not excluded, it is suggested that they be accessible in English format as most members of the AIVA are predominantly English speaking judges. Non-English work can be entered in certain categories if judging in those categories is not dependent on language; however we highly recommend you provide an English version of the work you wish to enter.

The Entry Process


Websites, Web Video, Web Marketing Programs and Mobile Sites/Apps can be entered. Entries must be submitted online using the online entry form. Once the online entry form has been completed, entrants will receive an email confirmation.

Websites and Web Video: Website and Web Video entries should be submitted providing a direct URL that will guide judges to the specific work to be evaluated. If your work is password protected you will need to provide a username and password for judging purposes. Websites and Web Videos entered will be judged solely on the content provided as we do not allow for additional supporting documents or explanation.

Note: Web Video entries must have been created exclusively for the web and must have premiered on the internet.

Mobile Sites and Applications: Mobile entries should be submitted providing a direct URL accessible via a mobile phone, PDA or other mobile device as they will be judged on a mobile device. If your work is password protected you will need to provide a username and password for judging purposes. Mobile Websites entered will be judged solely on the content provided as we do not allow for additional supporting documents or explanation. For Mobile Applications, you may submit a URL that directs to a product demo showing the application features and components, or a direct link to download the application.

Web Marketing Programs: Web Marketing entries should be submitted on a single HTML page containing your creative work for that entry only. The page may be password protected, however you will need to provide a username and password for our judges if necessary. If entering more than one marketing piece, please include a direct link to the individual work instead of one page that includes all creative to be judged. This will ensure that each piece is being reviewed on its individual merits in the categories specified.

Media:
  • Augmented Reality
  • Banner Campaign
  • Online Campaign
  • Integrated Campaign
  • Display Advertising
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Game or Application
  • Innovative/Experimental
  • Landing Page
  • Microsite
  • Newsletter
  • Pop-up/Pop-under Ads
  • Rich Media
  • Social Media
  • Viral
  • Marketing Effectiveness

  • Note: Campaign entries must be submitted on a single HTML page containing the creative elements of the campaign, or links to each element. As part of a campaign entry, you may also elect to provide background information, stats and other details about the campaign as part of the entry, however this information must also be provided on the single HTML page

Terms and Conditions


The W³ Awards assumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the submission or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. The W³ Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant. Submission of any entry acknowledges the right of The W³ Awards to use it for exhibition and publication in any medium, however work entered into the competition can remain private upon written request from the entrant.

Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant's work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by The W³ Awards concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If an entrant's submission receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of The W³ Awards. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner or form.