About the Web Health AwardsSM
Now in its 16th year, the goal of the Web Health Awards is to recognize high-quality digital health
resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards program is organized by the
Health Information Resource Center[sm] (HIRC), an 20-year old clearinghouse for professionals
who work in consumer health fields.The Web Health Awards and Web Health Awards | MOBILE
are extensions of the HIRC’s 21-year old National Health Information Awards[sm], the
largest program of its kind in the United States.
Because of the dynamic nature of digital health resources, the Web Health Awards competition
is held twice each year: Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall.
How To Enter
The entry window has closed for the Winter/Spring 2014 competition. Please add your name to
our mailing list to receive our call for entries in the future.
Organizations submitting entries for the Web Health Awards and the new
Web Health Awards | MOBILE must select an Audience (Consumers or Health Professionals)
submitted). Web Health Awards | MOBILE features a subset of entry categories focused specifically
on mobile devices.
(Click here for a detailed list of entry classifications)
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit certificates are awarded by Division and Category. Using a rating
scale of 1 to 100 points, a panel of health technology professionals will judge entries based on
content, format, success in reaching the targeted health audience and overall quality. Judges
will review entries during the same time frame — generally a 3-4 week window — once the entry
deadline is closed. All judges’ decisions are final.
All winners in the Web Health Awards receive international recognition on webhealthawards.com, a colorful award certificate,
a listing of all winners, national publicity from the HIRC, and a one-year license to use the awards program logo for marketing and
Call for Judges
Every year, the Health Information Resource Center™ seeks qualified individuals to serve as one of our judges that review entries for the Web Health Awards. If you are interested in judging this year's competition, please complete the judging application form. We will contact you upon receipt of this application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who enters the Web Health Awards?Hundreds of local, state and national health-related organizations and companies enter the
competition. Recent winners have included AARP, Aetna, American Heart Association,
Bayer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Centene, CGI Federal, Cigna, CMEducation,
Coffey Communications, Edelman, Geonetric, GlaxoSmithKline, HealthEd, Healthwise,
Hospitals & Health Systems, Humana, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ketchum, Mayo Clinic, NIH,
Quintiles, UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens, WebMD, Wellness Council of America, and more.
professionals will review entries based on content, format, success in
reaching the targeted health audience and overall quality. Entries will be
reviewed over a four week time period. All judges’ decisions are final.
For a more detailed explanation of the scoring criteria, please see the
What is the Web Health Awards | MOBILE?
The Web Health Awards | MOBILE is an expansion of our competition to
specifically recognize outstanding health applications developed for these
devices. You may enter the Web Health Awards and/or the
Web Health Awards | MOBILE for the same entry fee.
What do I receive if I win an award?
All award winners will receive a colorful award certificate, recognition of
your achievement on webhealthawards.com, national publicity and a
one-year license to use the awards program logo for promotional use.
You will also receive sample marketing and media materials to help
promote recognition of your award.
I may be interested in serving as a judge. How do I apply?
You may complete our application for judging.
Who Organizes the Web Health Awards?
The Web Health Awards is organized by the
Health Information Resource Center[sm](HIRC), a national clearinghouse
for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Both the Web
Health Awards and the Health Information Resource Center are
independent, and not affiliated with any organization or company that
enters the competition.
May I submit a non-English language entry?
At this time, we are not accepting entries that are not presented in English.
However, if you have an English version of your entry, it will be accepted
Do you know of any other awards program that I might be interested in entering?
Yes, the Health Information Resource Center also organizes the
National Health Information Awards[sm], which annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer
health information programs and materials that are not online or digital.
If your organization works with older adults, you also may be interested in the
New Product & Technology Awards[sm], which recognizes the world’s best technologies,
products and services for older adults and their families, and the 20-year old
National Mature Media Awards[sm] which recognizes the nation’s best advertising,
marketing and education programs for older adults.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
For additional questions, click here or call us at 1-800-828-8225, weekdays 9-5 Central time.