National Internet Award Names Kazakhstan’s Best Websites

ASTANA – Award.kz National Internet Award recently announced the best sites in 12 thematic and 11 incentive categories. This year more than 500 companies and organisations participated and judged by experts and members of the international jury over 3 months, according to the organisation’s website.forbes-kz

The jury members were selected by experts from six countries and four international juries of such popular competitions as Awwwards.com and Cssdesignawards.com.

“It should be noted that the competition rules have changed this year, and partly tightened, which made it possible to produce the most honest and careful selection. In particular, for the first time in history, Award.kz used a special filter to maximise the value of the individual criteria, depending on the subject of a website,” said the representative of Award.kz.

“As the organising committee predicted, this innovation has reduced the opportunity to occupy high positions simply by widely known resources or websites with a beautiful design,” said a representative of Award.kz.

Final results of the competition

Winners in Media category:

1) Vlast analytical online magazine (7.67)

2) The Steppe informational portal (7.34)

3) 7kun.kz news portal (7.00)

The top five also included the Ustinka Live news website and Atameken Business Channel website.

Broadway, a website about Kazakh cinema, was the winner in the art and culture category having 7.09 scores. The website of Astana Ballet (6.54) took second place. Open Library of Kazakhstan took the third place with 6.23 scores. The top five also included an Adyrna ethnographic website and Mangistau website of History museum.

The best government online projects were:

1) The website of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (6.56)

2) The official website of the Kazakhstan Prime Minister (6.24)

3) The Central Communications Service of Kazakhstan (6.15).

The top five also included the official website of the Kazakhstan Prosecutor General and the website of Karaganda Administration.

The website of the Renaissance sports club with 7.01 scores was chosen as the best internet source in physical culture and sport, medicine and health, travel and vacation. Local Pub’s website (6.48) and the website of Centre for Molecular Medicine (6.1) took second and third places correspondingly. The winner in this nomination held its position for the second year in a row. The website of Medeo Hotel and Fitnation fitness club were included to the top five as well.

The following online services were selected as best:

1) HiPO job search portal (7.16)

2) Chocofood.kz food delivery service (6.93)

3) OLX free advertisements service (6.79).

The top five also included the Tickets.kz ticket agency and Market.kz free ads service.

The website of Top Kazakhstan (7.13) was chosen as the best corporate website in the state. Air Astana (6.92) took second place. MEGA Park (6.80) holds third place. Kazakh Institute of Oil, Gas and Transport and the Klikobilie agency took fourth and fifth place respectively.

The best websites in education and science were:

1) Electronic school portal of Mangistau region (6.51)

2) Daryn Mangistau regional specialised school (6.22)

3) Bilim-all.kz educational hub (6.18).