waysconf Awards 2024

showcasing the best
in digital industry

expo kraków
Sep 20, 2024, 16:00
Free entry!

Websites

Submit your outstanding website, whether it's a complete new build or just a specific functionality or feature, for a chance to be recognized as the best in its class.

Showcasing exceptional design, user experience, and functionality, we are seeking websites that push the boundaries of digital excellence.
what can be sumbitted?
PERSONAL WEBSITES
BUSINESS WEBSITES
E-COMMERCE WEBSITES
PORTFOLIO WEBSITES
INNOVATIVE USER INTERFACES
INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS
SEAMLESS USER JOURNEYS
EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES
UX Writing
INTEGRATION WITH THIRD-PARTY

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mobile apps

Submit your exceptional mobile app, whether it's a groundbreaking new release or a specific feature or module, for a chance to be honored as the top mobile app of the year.

We are seeking mobile apps that combine seamless user experiences, innovative features, and outstanding performance, setting new standards in the digital landscape.
what can be sumbitted?
unique feature or modules
MOBILE APP DESIGN GUIDELINES
MOBILE APPS
INTEGRATION WITH APIS AND SERVICES
offline capabilities
intuitive user interfaces
ACCESSIBILITY CONSIDERATIONS
PWA

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desktop & web apps

Submit your outstanding desktop or web app, whether it's a comprehensive CRM system, a robust ERP solution, or a powerful dashboard, for a chance to be recognized as the top desktop and web app of the year.

We are seeking applications that deliver seamless user experiences, advanced functionalities, and exceptional performance, revolutionizing the way businesses operate in the digital realm.
what can be sumbitted?
dashboards
erp solutions
crm systems
PORTFOLIO WEBSITES
cms
fintech app
hr system
EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES
customer support
marketing automation
project management tools
supply management systems
lms

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Special Awards

Publich Choice

Be part of the decision-making process! Cast your vote and help us determine the best project in the industry. The Public Choice Award gives the power to the audience, allowing them to choose their favorite project.

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Special Awards

Student Project

Recognizing talented students and entry-level professionals in the digital industry. Showcasing creativity and potential. Be honored as a rising star in the digital world.

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Special Awards

NO-code solutions
in all categories

This year, we are excited to introduce a special award recognizing exceptional no-code solutions across all categories. Submit your outstanding projects for a chance to be honored as leaders in the no-code revolution.

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Awards Schedule

18.07 - 15.08

Submissions

This is your time! The Call for Entries for the WaysConf Awards will be open on July 15th. You can count on us and our consultation related to the best possible completion of the application form. ;)

Submit Your Project
19.08 - 19.09

Jury’s deliberations

It's time for the intense deliberations of our Jury, which will evaluate the submissions. This evaluation will be independent and anonymous, which means that our experts will not consult with each other about their evaluations. The proper conduct of this stage will be supervised by a voting coordinator, whose role is to ensure that the Jury's voting remains independent and anonymous.

26.08 - 19.09

audience voting

Among the submissions, you’ll have the opportunity to vote on the best projects in the following categories:
• Website
• Webapp
• Mobile App
Additionally, the best no-code projects will be awarded a separate prize.

20.09.2024, 16:00

WaysConf Official Gala

The grand finale and awarding of statuettes in all categories will happen right after the  Ways Conf at Expo Kraków. Admission is free, so bring your friends!

THE PROCESS OF SELECTING THE BEST PROJECT

GATHERING SUBMISSIONS

We collect project submissions from talented digital product creators across various categories. This initial step gathers a diverse range of innovative projects for consideration. Submissions are open to agencies, freelancers, and companies, ensuring a wide variety of high-quality entries.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION

Our expert team carefully evaluates each submission, considering criteria such as creativity, innovation, functionality, and impact. The most promising projects are selected to advance to the next stage.

JURY ASSESSMENT
AND TOP PICKS

Esteemed jury members, with extensive industry experience, independently review the selected projects. Each juror chooses their top five projects in each category based on their expertise and judgment.

public VOTING
AND FINAL RANKINGS

Jury votes are tallied, assigning points based on rank: five points for first place, four for second, and so on. We calculate the average score for each project. The highest-scoring projects in each category are declared winners.

Awards Ceremony

EXPO Krakow, right after the conference on September 20th at 16:00.

WaysConf Awards

Join us at our Gala  to celebrate the WaysConf Awards winners. Network with industry leaders and honor the outstanding achievements in the digital product community. Prizes from all categories will be awarded in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere.

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Why is it worth it?

We promote good solutions and models

Through our conferences, new and innovative ideas have the chance to gain wider recognition. Every participant can find inspiration and practical tools to implement in their work.

Together we observe and create trends

Our events are a perfect opportunity to follow the latest trends and share insights. Participants have the chance to shape the future of their industry together.

We show we know
the industry

During our events, experts and professionals share their knowledge, confirming their position as industry leaders. It's also an opportunity to demonstrate expertise to a wide audience.

We talk about our work in front of a wider audience

Our conferences provide the opportunity to showcase personal achievements to a large audience, enhancing prestige and recognition. It's a chance to gain new contacts and partnerships.

We talk about submitted projects
at conferences

Every participant can present their projects, allowing for evaluation and feedback from other specialists. It's also an opportunity to promote personal initiatives and find support for their implementation.

Let's just say to each other "you did a great job" :)!

Our events are also a moment to appreciate each other and build a positive atmosphere of cooperation. This way, everyone feels part of a larger community.

EXPLORE PROJECTS
from Last editions

Se All Projects

Introducing Patients4Patients self-education module: Empowering Patients, Embracing Knowledge!

Created by
Fundacja Ludzie i Medycyna
2023

mObywatel app

Created by
Centralny Ośrodek Informatyki/ Center for Informatics Technology
2023

LOOKATORS

Created by
Uniwersytet SWPS
2023

Diet & Health

Created by
Student
2023

Mi Casa

Created by
tonik.com
2023

From UX Sceptics to Believers: The Transformational Impact of the Customer Onboarding Project

Created by
Kasia Kędzielska
2023

OUR experts
from DIGITAL INDUSTRY

Se All Jury Members

2024
JURY

Arkadiusz Radek

Senior Product Designer at ICEYE

2023
JURY
2024
JURY

Joanna Gierasimiuk

Senior Product Designer at Senuto

2024
JURY

Daniel Wodziczka

Founder of Spaceing

2024
JURY

Kacper Murzyn

no-code dev @ tonik.com / webflow expert

2023
JURY
2024
JURY

Szymon Michalczyk

Product Design Lead at tonik

2024
JURY

Ryszard Czernik

Head of No-code @ widelab

2024
JURY

Mateusz Piątek

Co-founder & Head of Product Design at Properly

2024
JURY

Emil Tybura

Web Designer & No-code Developer at tonik

2024
JURY

Sebastian Woźniak

Manager at XTB

2023
JURY
2024
JURY

Piotr Kohut

Head of Design at XTB

2024
JURY

Tom Wesołowski

No-Code Developer & Founder

2024
JURY

Anna Sieroń

UX Researcher at SWPS

Frequently Asked
Questions

The coordinator is the person who ensures the independence of the vote. He does not take part in the evaluation of the works, while his role is:
- ensuring the correctness of the voting, 
- verifying all paperwork, 
- checking compliance with RODO procedures, 
- Independence of the selection of nominees and winners, 
- overseeing the entire project.

This is a big challenge, and we will try to do our best. What does this mean?
- multidisciplinarity of the Jury, 
- an appropriate number of independent consultants, 
- maintaining anonymity in voting (for as long as possible), 
- taking part in the voting procedure only those projects with which no member of the Jury is in any way connected, 
- publication of clear voting methods.

Make sure everything you submit has approval from clients before submitting. Projects submitted to the WaysConf Awards may be nominated for the Audience voting, which entails publication of the submission on the website and at the Ways Conf Awards.

In case you want to submit to the competition, for example, a process or solution in a project with strict NDA, but the very issues of customers, audience, users, etc. are irrelevant in the submission - you can submit a *white label* project, while you, as the submitter, take on any claims of the client..

Projects can be only documented; however, if you are nominated, we will publish your project on our website. Keep that in mind. We can also exclude you from public voting if necessary.

Since **only non-NDA projects are submitted to the competition, a project can be submitted by a person who is able to declare that the submitted work is free of contractual claims. Thus, it can be a contact person, project manager, or supervisor. In addition, a field for the contact person is included in the submission form. Therefore, it is worthwhile for the contact person to be aware of the submission of a particular project to the competition. If you meet these two requirements, go ahead and send your application.What can be attached to the form?

You can submit up to 3 images, each with a maximum size of 10MB. Additionally, you can include a link to further materials at the end of your submission or send attachments to awards@waysconf.com.

Jury voting is subjective. Each member of the jury will be given anonymous works to evaluate. They will rate the projects based on their personal preferences, without access to any project metrics. The evaluation involves selecting their top 5 projects and assigning points accordingly, with the highest-ranking project receiving 5 points and subsequent projects receiving decreasing points. The coordinator will collect all the votes and calculate the average score by dividing the total points by the number of possible votes. Please note that jury members cannot vote for their own related projects. The number of possible votes may vary as a result.

Yes, as much as possible. A given person or team can submit any number of projects.

We try to make the process of submitting work as simple as possible. If you already have a case study written down, as much as possible post a link to it. However, make sure to include the information we suggest you include in your contest submission. Also, don't forget to complete the metric that is necessary for the submission.

The official language is English, but you can submit it in Polish, and we will translate it ourselves.​⬤

Yes, however, only from the formal point of view. This includes: verification of the submission category, matters related to RODO, NDA, and verification of the correctness of filling in the halves regarding the metrics. We won't help you with this "How to describe your project?", you have to complete this information on your own, as this is an element subject to the Jury’s evaluation.

We plan to award the following statuettes:
• Best Website
• Best Mobile App
• Best Desktop & Web App
• Best Student Project
• Best No-Code Solution App
• Best No-Code Solution Website

Additionally, we will have public choice awards in the same categories:
• Best Public Choice Website
• Best Public Choice Mobile App
• Best Public Choice Desktop & Web App
• Best Public Choice Student Project
• Best Public Choice No-Code Solution App
• Best Public Choice No-Code Solution Website

Once a submission has been sent, it is not possible to modify it. The exception to this is NDA issues - in these matters we will always help to make sure everything legally fits. For this matter, write to awards@waysconf.com

The gala will be part of the official WaysConf Awards Gala, held at Expo Kraków on September 20th at 16:00, right after the last talks at WaysConf. Participation is free and everyone is welcome.

The application is 100% free of charge. The prizes awarded are of low value, so there are no additional issues such as tax on prizes.

You can submit projects on which work was carried out in the period from July 18th, 2024, and August 15th, 2024.

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awards@waysconf.com

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