Web Marketing Association is releasing a collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to commemorate achievement of winning recognition in the annual WebAward program. The WebAwards are the first marking award program to offer NFTs to its winners. The NFTs are available beginning September 30, 2022 at https://opensea.io/collection/webawards.
“As Web3 continues to advance, the Web Marketing Association thought it would be important to recognize this evolution by offering NFTs to commemorate the achievement of winning a WebAward,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Winning a WebAward is a great way to be recognized for all the hard work that goes into an ‘award-winning’ website. Now the winner’s achievement will also live on the blockchain.”
Web Marketing Association has minted 10 NFTs for each winning entry. One of these NFTs was made available free of charge to the winners who submit a valid Ethereum NFT wallet address. The other NFTs will be available for sale on OpenSea.io and Coinbase.com for .015 ETH (about $20USD) beginning September 30.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) are digital assets traded over the internet that represents real-world objects, in this case, recognition for outstanding website development. NFTs are popular today because they offer a unique way to collect digital assets.
NFTs were created for all of the 26th annual WebAward winners. In addition, the top awards offered each year: Best of Show, Top Agency and Outstanding Website Developer – since 2010, had NFTs minted for their achievement as well.
Current WebAward NFTs available, include:
· Best of Industry – 2022
· Outstanding Website – 2022
· Standard of Excellence – 2022
· Best of Show – 2010-2022
· Top Agency – 2010-2022
· Outstanding Website Developer – 2010-2022
“NFTs are an exciting part of the evolution of the Internet and allow individual contributors to have a digital reminder of the achievement of their ‘award-winning’ hard work,” said Rice. “Overtime, we hope these NFTs will appreciate in value and reward those who get in early. We expect other award programs to copy our lead and offer NFTs to their winners in the future.”
WebAward winners will continue to receive a beautiful statue with the iconic W in a flame motif to recognize their achievement. They also receive a listing on their coveted website at www.WebAward.org which features a screenshot and link to their site along with a listing of those individuals who contributed to the award-winning website. This page helps in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link building credibility from their highly-rated site.
About the WebAward Competition
The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks based on the seven criterias of a successful website. Now in its 26th year, this esteemed award program recognizes the individual and team achievements of Web professionals in 86 industries all over the world who create and maintain outstanding websites. A complete list of past winners can be found at www.webaward.org.
About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Website development and marketing on the internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of website development and marketing on the internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward, Internet Advertising Competition and MobileWebAward award programs have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 26th year, the WebAward Competition is the premier award event for web developers and marketers worldwide.