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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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.: Eligibility & Rules

Bahamas Web Awards Rules

The rules below apply to the 2005 contest.

Any Web site that meets the following guidelines and that will be live during the entire nomination and judging period is eligible. For the 2005 Bahamas Web Awards that period will be July 1, 2005 - October 30, 2005. Sites that cease to be permanently live at any time during the judging process will be disqualified.

The Web site must contain a majority of Bahamas oriented content, OR be created by a Bahamian individual or company (including Bahamians living abroad).  The site can be hosted anywhere.

A Web site must fall into one of the Bahamas Web Awards seven (7) categories for consideration. Sites may be submitted in more than one category. There is no limit to the number of different web site entries that may be submitted by any entrant. The Bahamas Web Awards organizers reserve the right to re-categorize the entries and to create new categories if appropriate. 

Upon acceptance into the contest and agreement with the terms and conditions, the owner of the web site will be required to complete a final entry form and the appropriate registration fee must accompany each final submission. 

The Bahamas Web Awards honor Web sites that excel at achieving their goals. Awards recognize creative and strategic excellence, as well as impact and measurable success.

Sponsors of The Bahamas Web Awards may submit their own Web sites, though the judging process ensures that such sites receive no special treatment.

Password protected sites, pay sites and sites that require registration are eligible if they provide a free, working username and password. This username and password will be used by The Web Awards judges evaluating the site during the judging period.

Sites that showcase live events may enter, though the Bahamas Web Awards can not ensure that the live portions of the site will be seen at any point in the judging process.

Sites that are password protected and not accessible to the general public are not eligible.

Sites that require a fee are eligible if they offer a free trial period. The Bahamas Web Awards will review the site via this trial period. Sites requiring registration are permitted.

Language Limitation

While non-English speaking Web sites are not explicitly ineligible, all answers to questions posed in the entry form must be submitted in English and sites will be evaluated by predominantly English-speaking judges.

Unacceptable Material

Sites that contain illicit material, engage in illegal activity, propagate "hate" messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.


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



:: 2005 Winners:

List of Winners - 2005

In the Press

2005 - Ceremony Photos


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