Site of the Year 2018 Winners

Site of the Year Global Winner 2018

Best Financial Services Site

Komerční banka
Implemented by ACTUM Digital

Komerční banka, a.s. is one of the leading financial institutions in the Czech Republic, Central, and Eastern Europe, and it is a member of the Société Générale Group. The whole solution is integrated with more than 15 Komerční banka systems to ensure proper operation, handling sales opportunities, and many more business critical functionalities.

Best Business Services Site

National Food Group
Implemented by thunder::tech

This brand new website was born within National Food Group’s marketing teams to ensure full integration with the company’s other marketing and sales platforms, including NetSuite (CRM) and Act-On (marketing automation).

Best Consumer Goods Site

Pan Macmillan
Implemented by Distinction

One of the UK's largest publishers has significantly strengthened their brand and user interactions. Their new site's performance has increased by implementing an API which pulls in book data 97% faster. Adding genre and author pages has aided navigation, leading to more conversions, and the EMS functionality has enabled closer communications with valued customers.

Best E-commerce Site

Implemented by EMAKINA

Bardahl needed a new fresh website for their B2C customers that would: increase brand awareness through a great new user experience and design; be a go-to-site for technical questions on motor engines; and increase B2C sales through a simplified shopping experience.

Best Education and Career Site

Implemented by Interesting

Upskilled, a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) specializing in online training, found themselves investing into a website built in 2012 that was fundamentally broken. Unable to scale for Upskilled’s future growth plans, a call was made to move away from UMBRACO to a new CMS.

Best Entertainment, Hospitality, and Tourism Site

VISIT Milwaukee
Implemented by Hanson Dodge

VISIT Milwaukee aspired to create a more modern, flexible, and mobile-friendly digital experience while also positively shifting perceptions about Milwaukee as a destination. Hanson Dodge worked with VISIT Milwaukee to craft a strategic and creative vision for the website that exemplifies a new brand story for the City of Milwaukee.

Best Government and Municipal Site

Implemented by AUTOCONT a.s.

CzechTrade is a national promotion agency established with the aim of developing international trade and cooperation between Czech and foreign entities. With the help of integrated systems, the CzechTrade portal provides agency services and informs about the possibilities of trade opportunities.

Best Healthcare Site

SE Health
Implemented by The Pixel shop

Coinciding with the rebranding of Saint Elizabeth, the new multi-site approach brings a fresher, more modern, high-end design to the project role. Forms with email notification and autoresponder are in place to retrieve information and keep the client posted about their inquiries.

Best Industrial/Manufacturer Site

Komatsu Australia and New Zealand
Implemented by Create Studios

As a world-leading manufacturer of construction, mining, and forestry equipment, the aim of the project was to build a completely new flagship website for the Australasia Region. The new site is a key component of an innovative digital strategy with Kentico EMS powering many new marketing initiatives.

Best NGO and Associations Site

First Five Years
Implemented by Zeroseven

First Five Years is a collaborative community of parents, professionals and educators who share advice, insights and experiences to equip parents with support and tools for the important early years of a child’s life. Since launch, visitors have grown from being primarily new visitors to an audience of loyal readers.

Special categories

Best Kentico Kontent Implementation

Dentsu Aegis Network
Implemented by isobar

Their new website needed not only to position Dentsu Aegis Network as a leader in the market but also bring to life their vision of “Innovating the Way Brands Are Built”. The project is a great success in terms of the number of leads created (a primary purpose of the project). Since the launch, it has grown substantially to almost 1500 new business leads

Best Customer Success

Miss Maud
Implemented by Alyka Pty Ltd

Miss Maud Group serves Australians throughout their cafes, catering business, hotel, restaurant, and bakehouse. Their new Kentico website significantly reduced the time to place online orders for returning customers. YoY comparison shows a 25% increase in online sales. There is also a monthly average of 15,500 “users” visiting the site and an average of 2,700 orders per month.

Best Graphic Design

Pietro Filipi
Implemented by Bluesoft s.r.o.

There were several goals set up since the beginning of the project: an urge for a clean and simple design of minimalistic approach, a portfolio of high-quality photos of products that would be subsequently displayed via all types of devices.

Best Integration

Radboudumc Intranet
Implemented by TrueLime

Radboudumc is a medical center, specializing in patient care, scientific research, teaching, and training. Within this portal, Radboudumc significantly improved the quality of life to all target groups. Integrated with Microsoft AD, HR-system BAS, recruitment software Connexys, CAPP, and payments system Buckaroo, the intranet daily reaches 75% of all employees (15,000 unique visitors).

Best Kentico Online Marketing Implementation

Konsult Internet Consulting
Implemented by WDM

The primary goal of Konsult is to help organizations implement Kentico or Sitecore content management systems. Their new website is designed as a showpiece using all the out-of-the-box features that Kentico can offer. Among other Kentico online marketing functionalities, they utilize contact-groups, personas and personalization, campaigns, and email marketing.

Best Migration

Under the Radar Report
Implemented by Pretty

Under the Radar Report provide access to small cap research written by Australia’s leading small cap investment experts. However, their former platform Adobe Business Catalyst had many restrictions that have stalled the company’s growth. Pretty applied a new design and delivered a more marketing-friendly, faster and easier-to-manage website.

Largest Site

Implemented by Discover IT

Until the end of 2018, there were two main websites for BTG. The scope of this project was to develop the corporate site on Kentico and to migrate and merge the healthcare website into the same site. Rich in content and complexity, the website contains 28,000 documents stored in Kentico and 229,000 Google indexed pages.

All Years

Site of the Year 2019
Site of the Year 2018
Site of the Year 2017
Site of the Year 2016
Site of the Year 2015
Site of the Year 2014
Site of the Year 2013
Site of the Year 2012
Site of the Year 2011

About Contest

The annual Kentico Site of the Year contest seeks out the best Kentico implementations and chooses the top three from each category. Three finalists from the Users' Choice Award categories are evaluated by the public. The winners of these categories are projects that have achieved the biggest amount of votes. Subsequently, the winners of Special Jury Award categories undergo closer scrutiny by a Kentico committee consisting of technical specialists.

For more information, read Kentico Site of the Year 2018 Guidelines.


  • January 29th, 2019 — Submissions open
  • March 12th, 2019 — Submissions close
  • March 26th, 2019 — Public voting begins
  • April 23rd, 2019 — Public voting ends
  • April 25th, 2019 — Winners are announced

Benefits for Participants

Finalists and winners will be awarded with:

  • A Kentico Site of the Year 2018 Winner/Finalist plaque and certificate
  • A Kentico Site of the Year 2018 Winner/Finalist badge for online use
  • Partner Points (up to 140 points partners only)
  • Broad Kentico promotion
    • A personal handover of plaques by Kentico sales representatives
    • Social media promotion
    • Blog posts and newsletters
We're named a Challenger in the 2019
Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM!