NAGW Pinnacle awards sponsored by Siteimprove

    "We are honored to have received the 2018 Pinnacle Award for best Microsite/Special Site Feature and the Sponsor’s Award for the McKinney National Airport website. NAGW judges are web professionals who know websites in and out, and that makes the honor even higher!"


    Susan Mardele

    Website Coordinator
    City of McKinney, Texas

    2018 Pinnacle Award Winner -   Microsite/Special Site Feature

    2018 Sponsor's Award

    Pinnacle Awards

    Sponsored by Siteimprove and awarded by the National Association of Government Web Professionals

    2020 Call for nominations is now open!

    The Pinnacle Awards are open to members and non-members. If you are not a NAGW member and would like to take advantage of the member's registration rate, join NAGW today. Entries must be active at the time of entry to be eligible.

    Mark Your Calendar

    Add these dates to your calendar.

    • July 1 — Call for Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award Nominations Open
    • July 12 July 19 — Last Day for Entries
    • August 19 August 28 — Members' Choice Voting Open
    • August 30 September 4 — Last Day for Members' Choice Voting
    • September 24 — Pinnacle Awards Banquet

     

    New Awards for 2020!

    The Pinnacle Awards celebrate excellence in government web design and innovation and have been a long-standing tradition for NAGW. Our profession has changed over the years and we thought it was important to update the Pinnacle Awards to reflect those changes. Here is a list of the new awards and award categories.

    Custom Website – This category was added to the Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design. The new Custom Website category recognizes websites that are created in-house using custom created content management systems or use open source projects such as WordPress, Drupal, etc. Awards submitted in this category may also be submitted to the corresponding city/county population category.

    Best of Show – Recognizes the single best website among all of the City/County, State, Federal, NOG, Microsite and Custom Website entries. This award is based on a combination of factors such as the judges scores and member’s choice voting.

    Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Digital Innovation and Engagement – Recognizes innovative digital programs, services or campaigns that are designed to engage users. For example, social media campaigns, podcasts, custom applications, and initiatives created to improve the use of digital services.

    All Pinnacle Award Categories

    Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design recognizes the best City/County, Federal, State, NGO, Microsite and Custom website. Entries are judged on content, organization, design, performance, flexibility, accessibility, standards and interactivity.

    • City/County Small Population Group (up to 50,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium Low Population Group (between 50,001 and 100,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium High Population Group (between 100,001 and 150,000 residents)
    • City/Count High Population Group (150,001 residents and greater)
    • Custom Website
    • State/Federal
    • NGO (non-governmental organization)
    • Microsite/Special Site Feature

     

    Apply today!

    Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Digital Innovation and Engagement recognizes innovative digital programs, services or campaigns that are designed to engage users.

    Apply today!

    Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award is presented to a nominee for excellence in the government web profession.

    Award Types

    • Members' Choice Awards are awarded to the website in each category based on voting by NAGW members.
    • Best of Show is awarded to the single best website among all of the City/County, State, Federal, NOG, Microsite and Custom Website entries. This award is based on a combination of factors such as the judges scores and member’s choice voting.
    • Sponsor’s Award is presented to one of the entries by the award sponsor, Siteimprove.

     

    Judges

    The Pinnacle Awards are judged by a group of web professionals from inside and outside of government web development. If you are interested in participating as a judge for the 2020 awards, email the Pinnacle Awards Chair.

    Feedback

    Finalists will receive feedback from the judges in your category, plus a complimentary Quality Assurance Check from our sponsor, Siteimprove.


    Awards Banquet

    All registered conference attendees are invited to attend the Pinnacle Awards banquet. A ticket will be included in your conference packet and is required for entry. Guest tickets can also be purchased.

    Past Winners

    View the list of previous winners of the NAGW Pinnacle Awards.