The international web awards for solo designers, studios & agencies

About CSS Design Awards

Premium website awards, endless inspiration and curated resources for web designers & developers

CSSDA is an international web design and development awards platform that honors and showcases freelance designers, studios and agencies for work that pushes the boundaries of creativity, functionality and usability. Daily, monthly and yearly awards are presented for outstanding creativity and technical proficiency. Winners are rewarded by way of official certificates and prestigious trophies plus recognition from industry leaders and tens of thousands of daily visitors to the CSSDA site.

International Judging Panel

Judging Website of the Month and Website of the Year

Nominees and winners have the dual benefit of being judged by both CSSDA's highly experienced and independent in-house judges (that judge sites for a living) and by an esteemed panel of industry experts consisting of cutting edge designers, leading developers and some of the most successful directors, founders and creative peeps on the planet.

Featuring The Best In The Business

The World's top digital talent is found at CSSDA

CSSDA features work by the world's best designers, developers and agencies and through editorial features and initiatives we also uncover professional creatives from the corporate, government and educational sectors to name a few. Serious web design and development talent lives here.

A Living Archive Of Web Design Evolution

Recording the movers and shakers of the web

The CSSDA archives are alive with the history of the web from the hottest trends to the most brilliant digital creatives. Since 2010 the CSSDA crew have been meticulously adding the best of the web to their ever growing database of amazing work. The result? A blow by blow evolutionary showcase of the most important steps in the history of web design.

Benefits For Participants

Prestigious awards, professional feedback from leading digital creatives and premium industry exposure

Being nominated on CSSDA comes with great benefits for participants. First up, there's the chance to win official certificates and a prestigious Shiny Brackets trophy. Participants also receive scores and feedback from an international Judging Panel of experts. Premium industry exposure is assured via tens of thousands of daily visitors including industry leaders, potential clients, employers and new fans.

Submission Information

Place your work in front of tens of thousands of daily visitors including some of world's most successful creative professionals for a chance to be awarded Website of the Day, Special Kudos, Website of the Month, Website of the Year, Designer of the Year and Designer of the Year Solo/Small Studio. Here's what you need to know to submit your site:


Submissions should include high quality screenshots and accurate information including a correct email address to receive notifications about your submission. Sites must be complete and the work must be original. Templates may be entered however the chances of winning an award depend on originality. Racist, pornographic or hate based sites will likely not receive a nomination. Entry information is to be in English where possible.

Notification & Promotion

Successful nominees and winners will be notified by email and news of their achievement will be posted across CSSDA's vast social networks. All successful sites will be featured in the relevant gallery. Winners receive official certificates and international recognition. Annual winners of Website of the Year & Designer of the Year are awarded and shipped their very own Shiny Brackets trophy.


Each site submitted is professionally evaluated by CSSDA's highly experienced judging team based on the site's creativity, code, functionality, usability and content. Approved sites are deemed Nominees and awarded a score. At the end of each day, all nominees' scores from the previous seven days are compared and the site with the highest score is awarded Website of the Day and scheduled for promotion on the next available date.

Sites that almost win Website of the Day and are excellent in their own right are awarded Special Kudos. At the end of each month, all Website of the Day winners are presented to CSSDA's international Judging Panel of industry experts to be re-evaluated with the highest scoring site winning Website of the Month.

At the end of the year, all 12 Website of the Month winners plus a selection of the highest scoring WOTDs will be re-evaluated by the international Judging Panel with the highest scoring site awarded the coveted Website of the Year. Runners up in each of the categories will receive a Best In Class award.

Designers with the highest amount of wins for the year will have their work re-evaluated with one winner awarded Designer of the Year and one awarded Designer of the Year S (for solo designers, developers & small studios.)