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Brigid Hendy Website Award and Graham Drayton Social Media Award

2017 Competition

If you would like to enter the 2017 competition, please see the entry form on the District website competition entry page - you will need to log-in first.

The closing date for entry to the 2017 competition is Monday 13th March 2017.

Change from previous years

At the July 2014 Cabinet meeting it was agreed that there would be two competitions - one for Websites and one for Social Media.

The Brigid Hendy Award will be for Websites and The Graham Drayton Award will be for Social Media.

The criteria and judging of the Brigid Hendy Award will be the same as last year as detailed below. The criteria and judging of the Graham Drayton Award will be as below.


2016 winners

The winners of the Graham Drayton Award for Social Media went to Weymouth & Portland Lions Club and the Brigid Hendy Award for the best web site went to Basingstoke Lions Club.


Brigid Hendy Website Award

2015 winners

The winners of the Graham Drayton Award for Social Media went to Windsor Lions Club and the Brigid Hendy Award for the best web site went to Reading

2014 winners

The winner of the Brigid Hendy Website Competition Trophy (PR) was Bracknell Lions.
The webmaster was Clare Dowling. Congratulations Clare!

Graham Drayton Website AwardThe winner of the Graham Drayton Best Website Award (IT) was Fleet Lions.
The webmaster was Tom Sayers. Congratulations Tom!


2013 winners

The winner of the Brigid Hendy Website Competition Trophy (PR) was Reading Lions.
The webmaster was Jo Hamblin. Congratulations Jo!

The winner of the Graham Drayton Best Website Award (IT) was Lymington Lions.
The webmaster was Martin Ward. Congratulations Martin!

2012 winners

The winner of the Brigid Hendy Website Competition Trophy was Hook and Odiham Lions.
The webmaster was Kevin Oliver. Congratulations Kevin!

The winner of the Graham Drayton Best Website Award was Fleet Lions.
The webmaster was Tom Sayers. Congratulations Tom!

2011 winner

The winner of the 2011 Website Competition was Reading Lions.
The webmaster was Jo Hamblin. Congratulations Jo! 

2010 winner

The winner of the 2010 Website Competition was Crofton Lions. The webmaster was Reg Norton. Congratulations Reg!

Eligibility and aims

The 105D Website Competition is open to all Lions, Leos and Lioness clubs within the District 105D. The aim of the competition is to:

  1. promote the use of websites by clubs
  2. raise the standard of club websites
  3. recognise our club webmasters
  4. promote the sharing of club information, project manuals and so forth
  5. promote communication via electronic means for environmental reasons
  6. encourage participation in all District competitions

The Rules

Clubs must enter their website. There will be no automatic entry.

The club website must be maintained by a member or members of the club entering the competition.

Entries must be received by the closing date, usually a week before the date of District Convention, to allow time for judging to take place.

The Judges' decision is final.

Judging

Points will be awarded for content, accuracy, ease of use, accessibility, innovation and design.

As the competition is about club websites the Judges will be looking primarily for content directly relating to the club, the community it serves and the activities carried out. A greater percentage of the points shall be allocated to this area of judging

The Judges will use the following as a guide to awarding points to ensure that all entrants are treated fairly and that personal bias does not come into play.

PR Judges

The judges will concentrate on the content and ease of use of the website using the following as guidance:

  1. Is it obvious that this is a Lions website (use of latest official Logos etc)?
  2. Is the website information current?
  3. Is it easy to find information on various projects?
  4. How much information on Lions projects is there?
  5. Is there information on the local community?
  6. How easy is it to navigate the website?
  7. Is it obvious the site is part of an International Organisation?
  8. Does the site link back to District/MD/International websites?
  9. Does the site contain contact information or a way to contact the club?
  10. Is there an archive of previous events?
  11. Is the club history on the website?
  12. Are the club officers named?
  13. Is there any inappropriate content or links to inappropriate external websites?
  14. Is the site attractive to look at?
  15. Overall how effective is the website from a PR perspective?
  16. Overall how effective is the website from a membership perspective?

IT Judges

The judges will concentrate on the design, usability, accuracy and accessibility of the website using the following as guidance:

  1. Do all top level menu pages validate against the W3C validation checker at http://validator.w3.org/?
  2. If the website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) does it validate against the CSS validation checker at http://jigsaw.w3.org?
  3. Is the image quality acceptable?
  4. Are images too large and therefore taking a long time to load? 
  5. Is there a site summary or site map?
  6. Is there a site search?
  7. Are there any broken links?
  8. Do external links open in a new window?
  9. Do internal links open in the same window?
  10. Is overall download speed acceptable?
  11. Is there any keyboard navigation on forms?
  12. Are all pages just three clicks from the home page?
  13. Is all text easily readable with acceptable contrast?
  14. Are font sizes changeable usng the browser controls?
  15. Is the site listed on search engines?
  16. Does the site display consistently on the main browsers - Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Chrome?
  17. Is the layout consistent throughout the website?
  18. How original is the website design?

Notes

Template based websites are acceptable. Professionally designed websites are also acceptable provided that the content is managed by club members.