By Guest Blogger, Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk
Back in July when Yvonne came back from this year's BlogHer in Chicago she blogged here about a interesting promotional contest that she was made aware of from Deb Jennings while at the conference. The Best New Small Business Website Contest sponsored by Websites.com was offering a chance to win $10,000. The judges of the contest selected the finalists and the public was then invited to vote on their favorite. The voting ended yesterday, Sept. 22nd, and the winner will be announced on Oct. 2nd.Websites.com is hosting a new contest. The new contest will award $10,000 for the first place winner and $3,000 for second place for the Best Redesigned Small Business Website. It is a great opportunity for any small business owner who is currently redesigning, or thinking of redesigning, their website.
In order to qualify for the contest, the site has to undergo significant changes in three out of five areas (site navigation, look and feel, content, graphics/Flash, usability). Site owners must partner with a website designer listed in websites.com “expert” vendor directory. However, if you already have a website designer, the designer can join the directory for free and then partner up with you.
The deadline for registration for the Best Redesign Website Contest is Oct. 13, but the sites don’t have to be done until Nov. 10. The judging will then take place Nov. 10 - Nov. 27 and the audience can vote on the finalists from Nov. 28 - Dec. 8th. Winners will be announced around Dec. 16.
So if anyone here decides to enter this contest and then makes it to the final voting stage please us know and we'll definitely spread the word to vote for you.