The McFarlane Prize for excellence in Australian web design and development, run by our friends at Web Directions, is on again this year. The prize, which began in 2006 in memory of Australian web technologist (and former SitePoint employee) Nigel McFarlane, is open to any Australian web designers or developers, for a site completed between August 1st 2007 and August 31st this year.
The McFarlane Prize recognizes excellence in Australian web design and development in the broadest sense, and is decided by a jury of experts in design, coding, accessibility and usability (including SitePoint’s resident usability blogger Lisa Herrod). Regular readers will remember that last year that the SitePoint Contests web site (which evolved into 99designs) was awarded second prize.
Entry is free, and very simple. Just nominate your site using this form. Be sure to read the criteria for nomination.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced on the final day of the Web Directions South conference in Sydney in September. If you haven’t bought your tickets for this conference, be sure to do so soon — The “middle bird” discount is valid until the end of this month, and SitePoint readers are eligible for a further $55 discount by entering the code WDS-SP during purchase.
Matthew Magain is a UX designer with over 15 years of experience creating exceptional digital experiences for companies such as IBM, Australia Post, and sitepoint.com. He is the co-founder of UX Mastery, and recently co-authored Everyday UX, an inspiring collection of interviews with some of the best UX Designers in the world.