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1 Year, 25 Award-Winning School Websites
Mia Major

Award-winning school websites are the result of creativity, innovation, risks, hard work and collaboration. Throughout 2018, our team of designers upped their game once again, working on numerous school web design projects that set a new standard for what school web design should be. With twenty-five awards in ten months, our design team’s award count is about to turn 100 — and we couldn’t be more excited!

Scroll through the list of award-winning websites below, and click each one to explore their site.

Summit Creative & Emerging Media Awards

The Summit Awards is the oldest and most prestigious organization administering marketing awards exclusively for firms. Throughout their twenty-five year history, their Creative Award is established as one of the premier indicators of creative and communication excellence. Using stringent evaluation criteria and a blind judging processes, Summit Awards competitions reward only those firms whose work exemplifies the best in its class.

Category: Education Website 

Chapin School | Leader Award

Westminster | Gold

AVA Digital Awards

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication, including website development.

Category: Web-Based Production | Website | Educational Institution

Carroll School | Gold

The Bement School | Honorable Mention

Central Catholic High School | Honorable Mention

carroll school gold award

Muse Creative Awards

Muse Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals who possess the unique ability to inspire with a concept, idea or design - whether through traditional materials or electronic media. Winners receive long-deserved recognition as proof of their achievements through this highly prestigious award.

Category: School and University Websites

Punahou School | Gold

Gilman School | Rose Gold

Washington International School | Rose Gold

punahou school gold award

Webby Awards

Established in 1996, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members—leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities—and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals. To win a Webby Award is known as the “Internet’s highest honor," as less than 20% of entries receive an award.

Category: School/University Websites

The Community School | Honoree

IAC Awards

The Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards were developed by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible for creating work, and showcasing the award-winning Internet advertising.

Hotchkiss | Best School Website

Riviera Schools | Outstanding Website

Communicator Awards 

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

Category: Digital Websites

GEMS World Academy Switzerland | Award of Distinction

Royal Hospital School | Award of Excellence

Punahou School | Award of Excellence

Westminster | Award of Excellence

GEMS switzerland award

Hermes Creative Awards

Now in its third decade, The Hermes Creative Awards has earned a reputation for accuracy, fairnes, and credibility. A look at the list of winners is a who’s who of the creative industry.

Category: Interactive Media | Website Overall | Educational Institution

Dulwich College | Gold

WIS Washington International School | Gold (2x Winner)

Grace Brethren Schools | Honorable Mention

dotCOMM Awards

dotCOMM Awards offers recognition from one of the most-recognized and highly-regarded evaluators of creative work in the world. Winning a dotCOMM award signifies to employers, clients, prospects and competitors that the winner’s web and digital work is among the best in the industry.

Category: Education Websites

Felsted School | Platinum

Wingate University | Gold

Dauntsey's School | Gold

Bear Creek School | Honorable Mention

felsted - dotcomm award winner

W3 Awards

The W³ Awards celebrates digital excellence by honoring outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Video, Mobile Sites/Apps & Social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. The W³ is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. W³ winners are recognized and honored as the best of the Web.

Category: School/University Websites

Phoenix Country Day School | Gold

Divine Child High School | Gold

Saint Thomas Academy | Silver

Finalsite | Silver (Hey, even our new website won an award in the Marketing Agency Category!)

pcds - award-winner

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Mia Major

As Finalsite's Content Marketing Manager, Mia shares innovative and helpful content that helps schools and districts create captivating online experiences that increase brand awareness, student and faculty retention, and school-to-home communications. With more than five years experience in the industry, Mia has written more than 200 articles, eBooks, and reports about best practices for schools on a variety of topics from social media to web design. As a former TV and news reporter, and wedding photographer, Mia specializes in sharing how to use storytelling to power your school's admissions funnel. When she isn't busy creating content or hosting her #LIKEABOSS Podcast for FinalsiteFM, you can find her hiking with her Boston terrier, running an army wives meeting at Fort Campbell, or enjoying a well-deserved savasana on her yoga mat.

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