What is the Purpose of the Web Design Contest
The purpose of the Web Design Contest is to evaluate each contestant’s preparation for employment and to recognize outstanding students for excellence and professionalism in the field of Web design, Web development and Webmastering.
Each team invited to the Nationals in Louisville, KY will consist of individuals that will fill the roles of Web Designer, Webmaster and Web Developer.
The National Web Design contest will entail each team meeting a series of challenges. These challenges will focus on areas such as layout, story board and design, team work, project management and Web site accessibility issues as outlined in the current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. There will be emphasis on creative aspects, CSS and coding and client side scripting.
What are the benefits of participating?
- Preparation for Employment
- Recognition and Personal Satisfaction
- Professionalism and Skills
- Demonstrate Industry Best Practices
- To Grow your Network and Linkages
- To Have Fun
Who Supports the Web Design Contest?
- The not for profit membership supported WebProfessionals.org
- The SchoolofWeb.org, a training resource for students and those that teach
- Dozens of volunteer Web professionals that server as contest experts, coordinators and judges
Contest Advisory Board
We are indebted to members of our web design contest advisory board. Periodically, we confirm with practicing professionals that our contest tests knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to thrive as a practicing web professional. In early 2016, we initiated another review of our contest materials. We received insights and recommended improvements to which continue to align our contest with established industry best practices. We have incorporated their recommendations for our June, 2016 competition in Louisville, KY. Members of our contest advisory board include the following (some prefer to remain anonymous):
- Mark Shufflebottom [Sheridan College]
- Glenda Sims [Deque.com]
- Jason Cranford Teague