Nine student companies have been announced as finalists for the Storbie Awards, acknowledging the hard work that has been put into creating a great-looking website by Young Enterprise (YES) participants.
The judges were impressed with the professionalism across all of the Storbie websites linked to the YES Market, and found selecting three finalists in each category too much of a challenge, with four finalists being named for Best Home Page and Best Overall Website.
The finalists are:
- Best Home Page
- Best Product Page
- Best Story Page
- Best Overall Website
The winner for each category, along with the Storbie Success Award, for the YES company with the most online sales, will be announced on November 1.
“The quality of images and content was extremely high,” Storbie Chief Operating Officer, Sam Howarth, said. “There were another four or five sites that weren’t named but that we kept visiting during deliberations. I think it’ll now be an even tougher time picking the winners for each category.”
All finalists will receive a Storbie Awards finalist badge which can be proudly displayed on their website. The winners of the first four categories each receive a Facebook Ad Boost ($20 for the first three awards, and $50 for the Best Overall Website).
The winner of the Storbie Success Award receives a free Storbie site for 2019 to continue their success, valued at $500.
All YES companies using the Storbie platform were automatically eligible for the awards, provided they are live by October 18, when judging started.
The judges from Storbie looked at content, images, and overall design.
Storbie is incredibly proud to be associated with the Young Enterprise Trust. As part of our sponsorship of Young Enterprise, all participants are offered a free ecommerce website to help market and sell products online, and connect with the YES Market, an online marketplace that showcases products and businesses from participants.
Young Enterprise works with secondary school students and teachers across New Zealand, mentoring them through the process of launching a new business. Participants gain business management experience and a better understanding of entrepreneurship.
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