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Bahamas Web Awards
The winners were announced at the Awards luncheon on December 8, 2005.

Award Categories

View the websites that were nominated for this year's contest. 2005 Nominees.

Sponsors - 2005
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.: Categories


The Bahamas Web Awards recognizes outstanding web sites in 7 final categories. A web site may be entered into multiple categories if appropriate. Sites entered into multiple categories will be reviewed separately for each category entered. Web sites entered into more than one category may win multiple awards.

Entry Fees

Each Category - $25
Discounted Categories* - $15 

* In order to support a vibrant web community, the charitable-organization, personal and student web site categories may be entered for $15.

Category Definitions

Art, Culture and Music
Civic / Community / Religion
Personal / Student
Professional / Retail
Real Estate

Art, Culture and Music
Sites primarily to display or promote art of any medium, visual artists, such as painting, photography, graphic design, web design, art galleries, art auctions or content focused on the art world. Sites for museums, zoos, gardens and any other institutions of cultural significance. Also, sites dedicated to the distribution and/or presentation of music or musical information. 

Civic * / Community / Religion
Civic sites are those created for charities and charitable organizations that are cause-oriented or non-profit and whose primary purpose is helping people or other worthy causes.  Community sites facilitate an online community, connectedness and/or communication around shared interests. Sites in the Religion category focus on the spirit or the soul, evangelizing spiritual practice, celebrating God(s) or any other divine power - traditional or otherwise. 

Sites that are educational, promote education, or provide online curriculum or education services. Also, sites for schools (high school, secondary school, elementary school), specialty school, technical school, colleges, universities and other schools. 


Personal * / Student *
Personal sites designed and created as personal home pages with no commercial goals. The site could be designed and created by a professional or an amateur, but must be considered a home page with no connection to any business, government or civic organizations.  Student designed sites are designed and produced by persons who are currently enrolled in high school, college or university. The Web site could have any theme, but must have been created by a Bahamian citizen or resident, either studying at home (in The Bahamas) or abroad.

Professional / Retail
Sites for professional service firms including consultants of any type, accountants and other business service providers. Sites created for businesses that provide retail sales of any products or services, including automobiles, computers, household products, furniture, etc.

Real Estate
Sites marketing or promoting the sale or rental of residential or commercial real estate, including real estate developments. 

Websites that promote Bahamas travel and tourism, specific travel activities or promotional and informational tourism websites. Includes sites created for hotels, resorts, vacation rentals and other hospitality or accommodation facilities. Also, air travel, boat charters, excursions, tourist attractions, tourism organizations and travel agencies.




:: 2005 Winners:

List of Winners - 2005

In the Press

2005 - Ceremony Photos


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