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This section does not concern the public vote!

What type of work do we award?

Here's a selection of the type of work we award and welcome submissions from. Any technology is available.

Criteria

The MosaicSoul Team evaluates websites using different criteria for each category (sports, music, performers).

The MosaicSoul Team evaluates websites based on six criteria: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and overall experience.

Web critique, like web development, is not an exact science. Powerful new ideas and applications arise constantly, reshaping old ideas or paving over them. The weight of each criterion varies with the goal of each site; a website is much more than the sum of its parts.

Content

Content is the information provided on the site. It is not just text, but music, sound, animation, or video - anything that communicates a site’s body of knowledge. Good content should be engaging, relevant, and appropriate for the audience. You can tell it's been developed for the web because it's clear and concise and it works in the medium. Good content takes a stand. It has a voice, a point of view. It may be informative, useful, or funny but it always leaves you wanting more.

Structure and navigation

Structure and navigation refers to the framework of a site, the organisation of content, the prioritisation of information, and the method in which you move through the site. Sites with good structure and navigation are consistent, intuitive and transparent. They allow you to form a mental model of the information provided, where to find things, and what to expect when you click. Good navigation gets you where you want to go quickly and offers easy access to the breadth and depth of the site's content.

Visual design

Visual design is the appearance of the site. It's more than just a pretty homepage and it doesn't have to be cutting edge or trendy. Good visual design is high quality, appropriate, and relevant for the audience and the message it is supporting. It communicates a visual experience and may even take your breath away.

Functionality

Functionality is the use of technology on the site. Good functionality means the site works well. It loads quickly, has live links, and any new technology used is functional and relevant for the intended audience. The site should work cross-platform and be browser independent. Highly functional sites anticipate the diversity of user requirements from file size, to file format and download speed. The most functional sites also take into consideration those with special access needs. Good functionality makes the experience centre stage and the technology invisible.

Interactivity

Interactivity is the way that a site allows you to do something. Good interactivity is more than a rollover or choosing what to click on next; it allows you, as a user, to give and receive. It insists that you participate, not simply be a spectator.

Interactive elements lets you make your own, distribute your own, or speak your mind so others can see, hear or respond. Interactive elements are what separate the web from other media. Their inclusion should make it clear that you aren't reading a magazine or watching TV anymore.

Overall experience

Demonstrating that sites are frequently more or less than the sum of their parts, the overall experience encompasses content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, and interactivity, but it also includes the intangibles that make one stay or leave. One has probably had a good overall experience if he or she comes back regularly, places a bookmark, signs up for a newsletter, participates, emails the site to a friend, or stays for a while, intrigued.

Eligibility & Guidelines

The MosaicSoul Public Awards are open to everyone! However, we just accept official websites of individuals.

To submit your website or the website of someone else, you have to be a registered user of MosaicSoul. To register click here

Rules

Unacceptable Websites

Websites that contain pornographic material, propagate "hate" messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.

Fake / spec work

Websites that are fake or produced as spec work (not commissioned or paid for by a client or media entity) will be deleted from our database.

Disqualification

Ineligible Websites may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification.

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Congratulations

Winner will receive an email as well as a certificate sent by mail; also, special badges will be added to their MosaicSoul screenshots.

Terms of Conditions of registration / usage

No registration fees!

The submission of any official site URL to the MosaicSoul database and approved by our team are automatically entered into the official website URL contest.

At this time only, we consider the URL as a registration.

All registrations into the MosaicSoul Platform are to be provided as URLs entered into the online URL registration system.

Websites must have been in general use for at least part of the current calendar year. Websites do not, however, need to have been created this year. There is no limit to the number of websites that may be submitted by any entrant.

Websites must be live and be accessible via http and standard web browsers.

If a website receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of MosaicSoul. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicised in the same manner and some might be presented in a ceremony and others might not.

The MosaicSoul website is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

If you are the owner of an official website and do not wish to be a part of the contest, you must delete your website off the internet or to not give a public access on internet protocol.

Official websites are public and accessible to everyone on the internet. We consider ourselves as an editorial platform that gives to people the power to express their views.

Judging

Judging each of the submissions is no easy task. It's a challenge we entrust to our expert panel of judges.

The MosaicSoul Awards judges are proven innovators in their fields with broad web expertise and a knack for spotting extraordinary talent with fairness and accuracy. They are executives, creatives, and visionaries at top agencies and websites covering a diverse cross-section of industries - art and design, marketing and advertising, product development and technology, usability, and beyond.