Testimonials From Our Winners
AAWM Graphic Artist Of The Year 2002
Dear AAWM and World Wide Web Awards Committee,
It’s been a year now since I won the Graphic Artist of the
Year award, from The American Association Of Webmasters.
I would like to thank you again. I was so honored
and surprised when I heard the news that I won. Especially
knowing that the award didn’t even exist at the time, but
the fact you decided on me after judging thousands of web
sites was rewarding enough! The recognition has been really
nice and your dedication page has definitely increased more
traffic to Webthrower.com. Carson-Dellosa, a large
publishing company that I have designed many web sites for
announced my winning to the entire company at an employee
dinner and held up my plaque for over 200 employees to see.
Everyone was very proud of their site for winning a Gold
award from you but to then hear their designer won Graphic
Artist of the Year (From AAWM) on top of that was even more
I believe winning this award also gives people a sense of
security and trust when it comes to them letting me handle
their web site and graphic needs. Thank you again to Donna
Snyder CEO & The Awards Committee's of The World Wide Web
Awards & The American Association Of Webmasters.
Jeff Thrower (Web Designer/Owner)
Webmaster Of The Year 2002 - American Association Of
To: AAWM and World Wide Web Awards Committee
RE: Webmaster/Site Of The Year (From Australia)
In an industry dominated by thousands of individual companies
and programmers, the need to "stand out from the pack" has
never been more important if a Design Firm is to survive
in such a competitive environment. In our quest to help
potential clients decide whether Raptor Communications was
worthy of consideration for their various design projects
we knew we had to have that certain special something that
would communicate this message. The American Association
of Webmasters and The World Wide Web Awards was the answer.
They say that "payment is praise enough" in this industry,
but one thing speaks louder than money and that is praise
from your PEERS. As a peak industry body, the American Association
of Webmasters and The World Wide Web Awards are globally
respected organizations, and their Award Programs in particular
are second to none. Therefore we knew to be taken seriously
we would have to regularly submit our projects for critique
and review by their panel and compete on our merits for
the various Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards they bestow.
In fact, few clients walk into our Offices and fail to comment
on the rows of high quality Award Plaques we have proudly
mounted in the Foyer areas and the "wow factor" they represent
and credibility they bring us is in a visual sense is amazing.
After winning several Awards of the course of 2002-2003
we were notified by the Judging Panel that our overall designs
and approach to the concept of web authoring was at a level
where we would be amongst the finalists for the coveted
Web Design Company of the Year Award. The rest is history.
In fact these days it seems we are so busy, that we do not
even have the luxury of updating our own online tools, such
was the demand for our services that this Award created.
After winning the Award, and the resulting publicity it
generated in our regional area, business multiplied 4 fold
for our small consultancy to the extent where we now have
7 people on the Team, with one of them doing nothing but
actually analyzing requests for Service, preparing Quotations
to deal with them, and then scheduling design elements across
As Managing Partner I cannot recommend highly enough the
need for small design consultancies to look towards large
organizations like the American Association of Webmasters
and the World Wide Web Awards, for not only their much appreciated
Award Programs, but also for their products and services
(from templates to free scripting), and ALL placed on the
site to help the Designer reach their end goal in a fast
efficient and logical manner. We remain indebted to Chief
Executive Officer Donna Snyder for her outstanding advice
and ongoing contribution to our business and leads through
their website www.aawebmasters.com
have already led to Raptor Communications now creating websites
for companies on every continent in the world.
We were again in the running for the Award this year, and
will continue to support the American Association Of Webmasters
, World Wide Web Awards and apply online for their Awards
and 5 people now currently owe their livelihood to business
generated from their website, that we would otherwise have
not received had we been given the honor afforded us as
Web Design Company of The Year.
(American Association Of Webmasters) Webmaster Of The Year
Gold Award Winner 2004 - World Wide Web Awards & The
American Association Of Webmasters
Thank you for offering the service that you do. After “winning”
your gold award I received a bonus from the Race Team and
a secure contract for this race season. It was a way for
me to let the Gotham City race team know that they had a
good website in the eyes of other people in the industry.
There will also be a press release out soon and I will be
sure to send you a copy of it for it will mention your organization.
Webmaster Of The Year 2003 - American Association Of Webmasters
from The USA
Templatemonster Team shows its gratitude to American Association
Of Webmasters for such a high appreciation of our achievements.
We are happy to acknowledge your "Webmaster Of The Year"award.
Templatemonster is going to place this review with Award
Title in 'awards' section.
Webmaster Of The Year 2004 - American Association Of
Rob Synnott, Julie Peters, Venise Damaskos
Senior Partners, Career Central
Chief Executive Officer
American Association Of Webmasters
Dear Ms Snyder
It is with the utmost appreciation and humility that we
gratefully accept the Associations Award for 2004 Web Site
of the Year. Our partnership was born out of a passion for
what we believe in. Our dreams and ideas would never have
materialized if not for the sheer genius of Glenn and Raptor.
To actually translate those ideas into reality has been
a massive task and imposed heavily on everyone's personal
and professional lives. To now have this recognition from
such a world renowned association is without doubt the crowning
glory of our year. With only a very small budget and some
very big ideas it was Glenn and his staff that gave us unwavering
support and commitment to allow this project to come to
fruition. We still believe that we are only half way toward
our goal of making this site and concept a truly universal
web tool. Our marketing plans have always included taking
our site and concept to the United States and this recognition
will cause this to happen sooner rather than later. To this
end plans are already being made and it would be marvelous
if when we do visit we were able to meet with you personally
to express our thanks.
We look forward to the official release of the announcement
as there are many other people who deserve to share in this
award, and once again, sincerely thank you from everyone
at Career Central.
Rob Synnott, Julie Peters, Venise Damaskos
Dear Donna and Award Committee Members,
Thank you for the honor of being bestowed your fine web
We have proudly displayed it on our website.
Please feel free to let us know if we've shown it properly,
naturally we'd want
our presenters to be happy with our display and link back
to your site.
Again, thank you for this exciting honor. It means a great
deal to us! We are
ever so proud!
I appreciate all the support shown to us in our decisions
and design practices. PC Pal of Connecticut and its affiliates
at PC Pal Radio! thank you kindly for the free certificates
being sent to us in addition to the plaques.
We hope to one day collaborate closely with your organization
for the greater good of the internet. Thank you and all
your staff at the AAWM for putting together a truly respectable
Ioannis (John) Saratsidis, SSE
Dear AAWM Awards Committee,
Thank you so much, we are all very proud to win and be part
of AAWM. (as you would have seen by our site )
The AAWM site is of such value to us now that we are members,
not only for the links but also for the help, tips and also
the products, which are defiantly using. Your flash templates
section is amazing and has offered a very real value to
our business, reducing development time and turn over.
Currently we are producing 3-4 websites a week! (I believe
this to be due to the awards won from you and also listing
on your site) as before we where only turning over 1-2 a
week. (Talk about massive growth in the last 2 months!)
So from all of us here at dataNdesigns, thank you so much