Smart Energy Awards
We operate a small news site relating to smart grid, smart meters and smart energy.
We are looking to recognise the companies that have made great achievements in 2010 by giving them a small banner reward and display the companies logo, blurb with link and then below that the actual award badge and reason for winning the award.
here is a link to a sample award that might help you with colors
(ignore black background)
The target audience is going to be the new-tech market, and utility companies, manufacturers etc. From startups to fortune 500s.
The site must be web 2.0, clean and professional and compliment the award design.
Front page should be 960px wide with 2 columns with one being 300px wide to allow for banner adverts after the Header. This can either be left or right.
Header could be a large banner 500px high by 960px wide show casing some winners logos and introducing the 2011 Smart Energy Awards
Followed by Menu
Home | Find Out More | About Us | Contact Us | Subscribe
300 or so word introduction as to what the site is about followed by
The 10 Award Categories should be listed in with the award badge to the left and then a 100 word summary to the right of it with a link to click through to the actual awardee page (page 2)
(perhaps each of the above can be boxed with 5px borders?)
Contact us Box
Copyright 2011 Company Name floated left and then 5 links floated right
Page 2 will be a template for displaying the winner.
Same layout as front page except
200 blurb congratulating the winner.
the Winners logo to the left and blurb about winners company with hyper link to winners page
then box under that describing why they won. with award badge to the right
text box under that with the code for the winner to copy and past the link code to the logo image and link back to that award page.
Comments Box where people can leave messages for winner.
Name - Email - Website - Comment - Captcha
No existing site
I spent longer looking for sites than I did come up with the concept. I cound not find any that could translate well to this idea.. so instead would like to include some sites that inspire me.
(sorry went a little crazy there)