2009 National Champions

2009 Web Design Contest Winners

Winners of the 2009 National Web Design Competition Kansas City, MO Announced

The not-for-profit Web professional association WOW is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 National Web Design Contest.

The Web design contest challenged high school and college students from around the U.S. to work in teams of two to a number of challenges that would support a fully functional Web site for a non-profit organization.


Challengers documented their progress as they demonstrated their skills in Web Programming (HTML, XHTML and CSS), Web graphics, Web site design, Web accessibility and usability, Web site management, project management, Web multimedia and equally important professionalism.

A panel of experts from the Web professional community based their winning selection on the following criteria developed by the WOW organization:

* Graphics: Overall Visual Appeal
* Graphics: Mechanical Aspects
* Design and Layout: Look & Feel
* Design and Layout: Navigation
* Programming: Compatibility
* Programming Code Structure & Design
* Scaffolding of Process – Diagram/Flowchart
* Richness of Process – Interview
* Written Exams
* Professionalism – Interview and Submission

Winners at the Secondary/High School level include:

Gold: Sanilac Career Center, MI

* Angela Schanley-Miller
* Celia Slater

Silver: Carson City High School, NV

* Ali Thompson
* Justin Otero

Bronze: Hartford Tech High School, MD

* David Cobb
* Eric Foltz

Winners at the College/Postsecondary include

Gold: Manatee Tech Institute, FL

* Jason Hagleberg
* Sandra Nino

Silver: Illinois Central College, IL

* Kathleen Quinlan
* Matthew Scachette

Bronze: Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, TN

* Brett Patterson
* Karen Gilmer

$190,000 in education scholarships and prizes were generously provided by the following list of contributors:

* Adobe Corporation
* The Art Institute
* Center for Digital Imaging Arts or CDIA at Boston University
* Santa Clara University
* World Organization of Webmasters

The Web Design Contest provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work.