Judging was based on the overall website, with particular emphasis on creativity and functionality of the interactive experience.
According to the WMA, "Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. The WebAward Competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and advertising agencies."
Each category recognizes a Best of Industry winner. Of the remaining entries, if they received a score of 60 or greater out of a possible 70 points granted by the judges, the entry receive the Outstanding Website award. Entries that scored above the average for their industry and 59.9 receive the Standard of Excellence award.
Stanstead College launched its new website in April 2018.