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Frequently Asked Questions

Who enters the Web Health Awards?
Hundreds of local, state and national health-related organizations and companies enter the competition. Recent winners have included AARP, Aetna, American Heart Association, Bayer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Centene, CGI Federal, Cigna, CMEducation, Coffey Communications, Edelman, Geonetric, GlaxoSmithKline, HealthEd, Healthwise, Hospitals & Health Systems, Humana, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ketchum, Mayo Clinic, NIH, Quintiles, UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens, WebMD, Wellness Council of America, and more.

How are the entries judged?
Using a rating scale of 1 to 100 points, a panel of health technology professionals will review entries based on content, format, success in reaching the targeted health audience and overall quality. Entries will be reviewed over a four week time period. All judges’ decisions are final. For a more detailed explanation of the scoring criteria, please see the Judging section.

Web Health Awards | MOBILEWhat is the Web Health Awards | MOBILE?
The Web Health Awards | MOBILE is an expansion of our competition to specifically recognize outstanding health applications developed for these devices. You may enter the Web Health Awards and/or the Web Health Awards | MOBILE for the same entry fee.

What do I receive if I win an award?
All award winners will receive a colorful award certificate, recognition of your achievement on, national publicity and a one-year license to use the awards program logo for promotional use. You will also receive sample marketing and media materials to help promote recognition of your award.

I may be interested in serving as a judge. How do I apply?
You may complete our application for judging.

Who Organizes the Web Health Awards?
The Web Health Awards is organized by the Health Information Resource Center[sm] (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Both the Web Health Awards and the Health Information Resource Center are independent, and not affiliated with any organization or company that enters the competition.

May I submit a non-English language entry?
At this time, we are not accepting entries that are not presented in English. However, if you have an English version of your entry, it will be accepted for submission.

Do you know of any other awards program that I might be interested in entering?
Yes, the Health Information Resource Center also organizes the National Health Information Awards[sm], which annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials that are not online or digital.

If your organization works with older adults, you also may be interested in the New Product & Technology Awards[sm], which recognizes the world’s best technologies, products and services for older adults and their families, and the 20-year old National Mature Media Awards[sm] which recognizes the nation’s best advertising, marketing and education programs for older adults.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
For additional questions, click here or call us at 1-800-828-8225, weekdays 9-5 Central time.



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