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About the awards



About the awards

The 2009 Church Website of the Year Awards will recognise the best local, regional and national church websites, as well as the best blog, youth website and most innovative site.

The competition, which is being run in association with the Church Times, will recognise the voluntary work put in by thousands of people in the UK in designing, publishing and maintaining a church website.

Websites offer regular church goers, visitors and those new to an area an insight into the life and work of the church, and is one of the best and cheapest ways of promoting the location of the church, its activites, special events and regular services.

Other awards

This competition not only recognises the websites of local churches, but regional areas, such as synods, dioceses and connexions, and the national websites of churches and denominations.

It will also recognise the best Christian Blog, the best Christian youth website, either a site produced by young people or for young people, and the most innovative Christian website. Anyone can nominate a website for an award.

Most of the awards will be shortlisted and judged by a panel of experts but the winner of the 2009 Local Church Website of the Year will be voted for by visitors to the website after a shortlisting process.

Websites will be shortlisted on the basis of design, ease of use, navigation, use of images, quality of content, search results ranking, engagement with new visitors to the site, use of technology, regularity of updates and the best use of internet technology where appropriate.

The closing date for nominations is 4pm on June 2nd, 2009. The awards will be presented in July 9 at a special lunch event at the head office of Christian Aid in London.


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