Site of the Year 2011

Site of the Year Global Winner 2011

Discover Ireland

Best Travel Site
Implemented by Tibus

This website received the most votes of all the competing projects and also won in the category of the Best Travel Site. Considering public preference, the quality and design of the website, the website is declared the Best Site of the Year 2011.

Best Community/Social Media Site

Implemented by The HealthEd Academy

An online networking community for health-related professionals who share a passion for helping people live healthy lives. The initial goal of the site is to attract prominent members from the health education field. The site was launched about half a year ago and now has over 800 registered members.
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Best E-commerce Site

Purvis Beer
Implemented by Get Started

Purvis beer offers Melbourne’s best and largest range of boutique, rare and exciting imported or Australian craft beer. With 1000s of beers on offer, the Beer Finder allows users to search and filter according to many different aspects of beer, such as location, beer type or keyword.
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Best Education Site

Oxford Online Learning Zone
Implemented by Obergine

The Oxford University Press Oxford Online Learning Zone is an exclusive website offering fun and engaging learning activities for primary school students learning English across Spain. Obergine developed several useful components for this project - particularly the automated rich media document creator used to upload Flash based learning modules.
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Best Financial Site

Implemented by Evident

Kapitaalplaza is a business platform for non-banking investment opportunities. It provides a marketplace for entrepreneurs, (private) investors and service providers. A clear and user-friendly website that facilitates relationships between entrepreneurs with funding requirements and investors with financing offers.

Best Government and Municipal Site

Implemented by Sprinx Systems a.s.

This portal is operated by the Czech government. Its objective is to present the Czech historical monuments, landscape and other interesting places to the rest of the world. The website meets the various requirements of foreigners according to the specifics of their own culture. The portal has 24 micro-sites and is available in more than 20 languages. The content includes articles, maps and image galleries, and supports content sharing.

Best Healthcare Site

Sleep Disorder Center
Implemented by Nard

This is the first Arabic/English website dedicated to Sleeping Disorders. This center implements a sleep medicine program through education, diagnosis and treatment of sleep conditions that interfere with people's ability to live a vital life. This site focuses on the academic, training and research activities of the center.
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Best Nonprofit Organization Site

San Francisco Opera
Implemented by POP

San Francisco Opera is the second largest opera company in North America. The Opera has had a website since 1997, but this was the first big system redesign and CMS rebuild done to take the Opera website into the new era. The website is the primary conduit to the patron. 50% of their tickets and 30% of their subscriptions are now sold online.

Best Travel Site

Discover Ireland
Implemented by Tibus

The website is the official portal for tourism in Ireland. A Kentico-powered site operated by the National Tourism Development Authority. It features comprehensive information and listings for Irish accommodation, activities, events, tourist attractions and Irish holiday special offers (15,000 tourist items).
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Implemented by WD Partners

Chiquita is a leading international marketer and distributor of high-quality, fresh and value-added food products like bananas or complimentary fruits. WD Partners consolidated all of Chiquita’s existing web resources (multiple product microsites and an outdated corporate site) into one global site built on Kentico CMS. Now Chiquita has an engaging online presence with content that matters to their audiences for years to come.

Best Intranet Site

IMG Models

Implemented by Bit-Wizards

The IMG Models web site was developed to help create and manage media for international models within the IMG Models organization, the largest modeling agency in the world. Kentico CMS provided an excellent security layer to easily control access to the intranet functionality. The intranet application consists of 3 modules: the Media Manager, the Portfolio Manager, and the Portfolio Viewer. The application also provides media information to external applications via custom web services created with Kentico CMS.

Best Mobile Site

Immortals Movie Mobile App
Implemented by Seventyeight Digital

Seventyeight Digital created this awesome mobile web application for Alliance Films to support the Immortals film release on 11-11-11. The application contains feature and media rich content, includes a custom contest engine, is accessible on a wide variety of mobile devices and provides the security and performance necessary to ensure an optimum user experience.
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Special categories

Best Graphic Design

Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic makeup
Implemented by The Famous Group

The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup prepares students for an exciting career in the television, film and entertainment industry. AACM offers a wide range of film and television makeup courses. The website’s Image Galleries show a variety of interesting results of the work of makeup artists. The website is running on Kentico CMS v6.

Largest Site
Implemented by re|direct - cross media communication brings the latest news, results, numbers, videos, interviews and commentaries from the world of sports. This community site is aimed at football, volleyball, basketball and motorsports fans in Greece and Cyprus. The site has an average of 4.5-5 million page views per month. It has 25 editors managing approx. 46.000+ unique pages.

Best Integration

The Fox News Shop
Implemented by eCompanyStore LLC

The Fox Online Store was created for the Fox News TV Channel to promote and sell online merchandise that would market its Television News Channel programming. Kentico CMS was the perfect blend of functionality to enhance the existing Microsoft ASP.NET and SAP ECC 6.0 interface framework (ERP Planning, Order Management, Customer Information, Product Catalogs, Real-time Inventory)

Best Migration from another CMS

Lakewood Continuing Care Center
Implemented by Lighthouse Web Solutions

Lakewood is a continuing care center that offers long-term care and skilled nursing care, as well as rehabilitation services. The ASPX development model and a number of powerful features of Kentico CMS were used to create compelling content about Lakewood services. In addition to better branding, improved SEO was also achieved. The Lakewood Continuing Care Center website was originally running on Ektron.

Best Cloud Development

Florida's Great Northwest Public Site
Implemented by Bit-Wizards

An abundance of content required the designers at Bit-Wizards to carefully plan out the navigation. One of the areas to receive special attention is the interactive map room. Economic developers and their partners can view a regional map of Northwest Florida that displays counties and MSAs with interactive overlays for infrastructure and key assets. Moreover, the new report generator feature allows visitors to customize data reports and gather the results into a single PDF file. The site is hosted in Microsoft’s Azure Cloud and SQL Azure platform
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Best EMS Implementation

Barrett Steel
Implemented by NetConstruct

Barrett Steel is the UK’s largest independent steel stockholder and processor. Understanding customers and acting accordingly is crucial to further extending the tremendous online success of the holding company, as customer needs and buying behaviour have changed during the global recession. Kentico EMS allows Barrett Steel to retain and extend their competitive advantage. Especially the following key features of EMS that were implemented by NetConstruct are appreciated by the customer: email marketing and customer segmentation capabilities.
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About Contest

The Kentico "Site of the Year" contest seeks out the best Kentico CMS web site implementations. It is a way to recognize talented individual and team efforts in web site development and generate internet marketing exposure for the award-winning web sites.

How to Participate?

  • In November, you can register your Kentico CMS website that has been launched this year. There are 10 industry categories and 4 special categories you can choose from
  • In December, Kentico selects 3 finalist for each category and let the visitors vote for the winners on-line.
  • In January, the winners of each category are announced.

There will also be one global winner - Kentico Site of the Year 2012 which will be the site that we choose based on the voting and on the special categories.

Benefits for Participants

  • The finalists and winners will be entitled to use the "Kentico Site of the Year 2012 Winner/Finalist" logo.
  • They will receive a plaque, a certificate, prizes and points for the Partner Program (available to partners).
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