2011 National Champions

Winners of the 2011 National Web Design Competition Kansas City, MO Announced

The not-for-profit Web professionals.org association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 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.

2011 National Web Design Winners


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: Team 9 Vermont

* Michael Angel
* Lorand Moore

Silver: Team 30 Utah

* Alarico Montoya
* Elleri Petersen

Bronze: Team 15 Massachusetts

* Jessica Kenney
* Stephen Asetta

Winners at the College/Postsecondary include

Gold: Team 504 Illinois

* Lisa Chester
* Sunny Okamoto

Silver: Team 512 North Carolina

* Garrett Dengler
* Andrew Taylor

Andrew and Garrett also walked away with first place for the Why HTML5 Challenge.

Bronze: Team 509 Kansas

* Thomas Ryan
* William Gates

$210,000 in education scholarships and prizes were generously provided by the following list of contributors:

* Adobe Corporation
* The Art Institute
* WebProfessionals.org

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.