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

    The Pinnacle Awards nomination and voting period has ended.

    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.

    • June 22 — Pinnacle Award Nominations Open
    • August 14 — Last Day for Entries
    • August  21 — Member Voting Begins
    • September 24 — Virtual Pinnacle Awards Ceremony


    New Award 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. 

    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.

    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


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


    Award selection will be conducted differently this year given the limitations caused byt the COVID19 pandemic. The 2020 winners will solely be selected by NAGW members. 


    Finalists will receive a complimentary Quality Assurance Check from our sponsor, Siteimprove.

    Past Winners

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