For startups to established household names, categories for The GWG Awards cover a wide range of lifestyle interests.

The categories cover a wide range of lifestyle interests. A website may be entered into multiple categories. The Awards are now open for entries and the closing date is midnight 10th September 2017. At the Awards Reception held in early November in central London, we will announce category winners, with one overall winner drawn from all the categories.

* Denotes new categories for 2017


Luxury - For premier brands across all sectors (retail, travel or services based).

Fashion* - For ecommerce, designers, bloggers, stylists and editorial sites.

Children* - For retailers, designers, bloggers, apps and editorial sites.

Interiors - Covering ecommerce, information and advice, home improvement, interior design, architecture, blogs and forums.

Gardening - Covering ecommerce, information and advice, forums and blogs.

Food & Drink - Ecommerce, resources for wine, food and recipes, blogs and forums.

Travel & Leisure - Tour operators, online guides, associated travel services, blogs and forums.

Best of British - A celebration of a truly British website, either with a retail focus or information/editorially based.

Property - Property portals, estate agencies and associated services, including property maintenance.

Really Useful - For sites/apps that we can't live without (information/news based, crowdfunding, group buying, networking, dating or retail/service providers).

Arts/Culture - Promoting art or culture in any medium, art galleries, museums, online guides, art criticism and information. Includes music, film and performing arts.

Business/Corporate - Promotion and marketing of organisations, businesses; online resources to support and inform entrepreneurs and business owners; business networks and forums.

Finance - For online trading, financial news, services, blogs, comparison sites.

Startups - For enterprises that have been operating for under two years (no earlier than June 2015), providing either goods or services.

Educational - Learning resources, both online/offline, interactive games to help inspire adults/children to learn.

Wellbeing - For ecommerce, providers of health, fitness or beauty services, both off and online, forums and editorially lead sites.

Web Apps & Services* - From FinTech to online HR systems, this is for browser-based applications and businesses that pride themselves on their interactions with their users.

Far Eastern* - For companies and enterprises working out of the Far East, ecommerce, business or information based.

Charity/Social Enterprise - Sites for individual charities and charitable/non profit organisations that inform and support their visitors and communities.

People's Choice - For those sites/apps that want their customers and fans to vote for them, as opposed to putting their site forward for scrutiny by the judges.

Entry forms are submitted online. Each entry will attract a nominal fee that will contribute towards administrative costs (excluding charities and not for profit organisations).

Please note that The Good Web Guide reserves the right to change the categories.

June 2017