Site of the Year 2017 Winners

Site of the Year Global Winner 2017

Best Consumer Goods Site

Baking Mad

www.bakingmad.com
Implemented by Ridgeway

The Silver Spoon Company is part of Associated British Foods, a diversified international food, ingredients, and retail group. Instead of directly selling the products of the brands behind it, the site sets out to bring together a community of people who love baking. The site, with a powerful search engine, is a library of baking recipes.
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Best Business Services Site

Best Business Services Site

A-Plan by Volvo

aplanbyvolvo.com
Implemented by The Pixel Shop

The A-Plan by Volvo special pricing program provides transparent, negotiation-free pricing to corporate partners and affiliates in the US (including Fortune 500 companies). The project includes an integration with ERP, CRM, and lead distribution systems and brought more than 100,000 registered users and more than 18,000 new registrants in 2017 alone.

Best E-commerce Site

Best E-commerce Site

Wine Selectors

www.wineselectors.com.au
Implemented by Devotion

Wine Selectors deliver the best Australian wine to more than 200,000 customers, as well as publishing Selector magazine, an award-winning publication with a readership of more than 92,000. The website rebuild on Kentico EMS enabled Marketing Automation, as well as complex ERP and point-of-sale integrations.
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Best Education and Career Site

Best Education and Career Site

Carroll University

www.carrollu.edu
Implemented by Ascedia

Site administrators dreamed of a CMS that would simplify their multi-department content approval workflows and website updates and enable them to spend more time working directly with students, parents, and alumni. The Ascedia team also built the website to integrate with both new and existing third-party tools.

Best Financial Services Site

Best Financial Services Site

ME Bank

www.mebank.com.au
Implemented by Kiandra IT

As a digital bank with no physical branches, ME relies on its website to be a one-stop shop. Kentico’s CMS was used to deliver a fully responsive digital experience in 20 weeks for the new ME website—in line with the bank’s technologically savvy reputation. Since the launch, the new ME site is delivering a strong ROI.
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Best Government and Municipal Site

Best Government and Municipal Site

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
Implemented by Webcoda

Just as the venue being one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the website design is elegant, using great imagery from the Garden. A key challenge was to incorporate the huge volume of content while maintaining a clean, spacious feel. The increase in traffic on the site demonstrates that the new site is a compelling web destination.

Best Healthcare Site

Best Healthcare Site

InnovAge

www.myinnovage.com
Implemented by BlueModus and BlueKey Web Solutions

InnovAge needed a new website to position them as the premier PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provider in the United States. The broad feature set of their new Kentico website solved many issues, particularly in their marketing and lead-generation efforts and also recorded a substantial increase in traffic.

Best Industrial/Manufacturer Site

Best Industrial/Manufacturer Site

VARO Energy

varoenergy.com
Implemented by DotControl

Due to the main desire to show the difference between VARO and the competition, the website reflects the human and innovative character of the brand. With the utilization of Kentico’s multilingual functionality, it has been made possible to publish content in several countries in which the client is active.

Best IT and Digital Experience Site

Best IT and Digital Experience Site

BlueKey Digital Agency

www.bluekeyinc.com
Implemented by BlueKey Web Solutions

BlueKey was able to create unique, engaging interfaces to improve the overall UX while still providing greater editability to their content strategists and non-technical staff. It only took four-six weeks to implement the designs on the Kentico build, including numerous custom page types, an interactive map, and a streamlined blog design.

Best NGO Site

Best NGO Site

Australian Red Cross

www.redcross.org.au
Implemented by Zeroseven

The goal was to redesign the website such that the look and feel of the site were updated to match the modern ethos of the company and provide a fully accessible experience. The core of the site is running using the Kentico CMS, with a layout comprising of numerous widgets of various different ‘themed’ color displays.
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Best Tourism, Hospitality, and Entertainment Site

Best Tourism, Hospitality, and Entertainment Site

Venture Taranaki

www.taranaki.info
Implemented by Kudos Web

Venture Taranaki sought to completely rethink their digital presence to promote Taranaki as a unique place to visit, live, work, and invest. The challenge of visually conveying the unique and spectacular locales, people, and opportunities available within the Taranaki region of New Zealand was a highlight of this project.

Special categories

Best Kentico Cloud Implementation

Best Kentico Cloud Implementation

American Gods

omgamericangods.com
Implemented by Syndicut

Neil Gaiman’s visions are imprinted in this television series, and with Kentico Cloud, all story content was kept a mystery until revealed. Kentico Cloud’s speedy API requests together with ASP.NET MVC framework hosted on Amazon EC2 instance ensured maximum scalability.
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Best Customer Success

Best Customer Success

Gowling WLG Careers

www.gowlingwlgcareers.co.uk
Implemented by MMT Digital

The new careers microsite for global law firm Gowling WLG is the first step in transforming the global law firm’s online recruitment. The new site resulted in a 137% increase in session duration, site visitors increased by 105%, and pages viewed per session by 400%.
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Best Graphic Design

Best Graphic Design

SteviaSweet

www.mysteviasweet.ch
Implemented by Futurecom Interactive

The SteviaSweet design delivers a unique combination of young, fresh, and playful elements together with a very structured way of presenting meaningful information. Small animations prove the brand's love of detail and they bring joy to the user.

Best Integration

Best Integration

Melbourne Airport 

www.melbourneairport.com.au
Implemented by Get Started

Melbourne Airport’s website provides a complete resource for information relating to the airport, including flight information, shopping, and parking. It is integrated with a broad range of tools: Appian, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Flight Data, VicRoads app, Campaign Monitor, and Airport Noise Tool.

Best Kentico Online Marketing Implementation

Best Kentico Online Marketing Implementation

Compeer Financial 

compeer.com
Implemented by The Nerdery

Compeer Financial provides financial products and services to agriculture and rural communities. Using Kentico EMS, Compeer Financial can utilize a breadth of personalized marketing options while empowering content editors to modify and create templates and delivering personalized content drives nurtured conversion and loyalty.

Best Migration

Best Migration

Cervus Equipment

www.cervusequipment.com
Implemented by E-Cubed Media Synthesis Inc.

Cervus Equipment is a world-leading equipment dealer, powered by iconic brands and passionate people. Their new website is integrated with John Deere’s web services to synchronize information for more than 1,000 products, and with MachineFinder to synchronize all John Deere used equipment.

Largest Site

Largest Site

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

www.aihw.gov.au
Implemented by Zeroseven

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare produces high-quality reports and information products on key health and welfare issues in Australia. Reports contain a large sub-tree of nodes of varying types, associated images and documents, and top-level information that applies to all nodes beneath it.

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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 2017 Guidelines.

How to Participate?

  • November 29, 2017 — Submissions open
  • January 30, 2018 — Submissions close
  • February 14, 2018 — Public voting begins
  • March 13, 2018 — Public voting ends
  • March 20, 2018 — Winners are announced

Benefits for Participants

Finalists and winners will be awarded with:

  • A Kentico Site of the Year 2017 Winner/Finalist plaque and certificate
  • A Kentico Site of the Year 2017 Winner/Finalist badge for online use
  • Partner Points
  • Broad Kentico promotion
    • A personal handover of plaques by Kentico sales representatives
    • Social media promotion
    • Blog posts and newsletters
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