Entry Requirements


  • Eligibility

    The w3 Awards Competition is open to all organizations and individuals involved in creating, designing, maintaining, or promoting websites, mobile sites and apps, marketing, social content, original video content and podcasts created for the web. Any work created anytime after Jan. 1st, 2022 is eligible for entry. All work submitted must be accessible from the time of entry through November, 2024. 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.

    Policy Statement Regarding The Support Of Ukraine

    The AIVA is a proud supporter of Ukraine, its creative community and all who oppose its invasion. We understand that there are brave people in both countries standing in opposition to the conflict whose critical voices have been silenced. While our mission is to celebrate creativity and innovation from all over the world, AIVA has determined it cannot accept submissions from Russian organizations into its competitions this year.

    Our thoughts go out to our entire community affected by this invasion.

  • Language

    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

    Websites, Video, Marketing Programs, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social content and Podcasts can be entered. Entries must be submitted online using the w3 online entry form. Once the online entry form has been completed, entrants will receive an email confirmation.

    Websites, Podcasts, Mobile and Video: Website, Podcasts, Mobile and 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. Entries will be judged solely on the content provided as we do not allow for additional supporting documents or explanation.

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

    Immersive Videos and Content: VR/360 Projects must be viewable via one of our accepted VR platforms (including: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, or Google Cardboard). We request that you provide a link to a 360° video file (.mp4, url), or an app download package (.apk) – all posted on a url.

    Social Content: Social 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. For social entries containing multiple components, you may provide a direct link to a single page that includes all of your supporting elements be judged. This will ensure that your entry will be fully evaluated and will give you the opportunity provide the full scope of your work for judging.

    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 of your entries to be judged. This will ensure that each piece is being reviewed on its individual merits in the categories specified.

    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]

  • 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.

  • Terms

    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.