Welcome!

Greetings from the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) and the Web Pro Community Challenge Committee. WOW is a non-profit professional association who is teaming up with the Adobe Corporation to conduct the second annual international Web Pro Community Challenge to benefit non-profit organizations and charities.

 

Challenge Premise:

The Web Pro Community Challenge is an opportunity for industry professionals to:

  • Gain industry recognition
  • Win prizes
  • Give something back to the community by designing, developing and promoting a fully functional web site and/or web application for a designated non-profit organization(s)
  • Network with your peers

WOW and Adobe believes that today's Web professionals can and must:

  • Balance their skill sets with an ability to analyze a situation and produce a viable solution.
  • Apply technology and design development techniques and Web business strategies appropriately for the circumstances.

When the Web Pro Community Challenge is officially kicked off February 11, 2008 registered teams will receive the official challenge work order. The official work order will provide you with:

  • A complete overview of the organization that you will be creating a site or Web application for.

Both challenges will be divided into the following categories designed to test contestants' artistic, creative, technical and business knowledge and skills:

  • Client Interview - Competing teams will be asked to participate in an online client presentation and Q&A forum designed and developed by the Technical Committee. 
     
  • Process - Competing teams will be asked to document their client analysis and processes for submission. 
     
  • Design and Development - Competing teams will be asked to design and develop a fully functional site to satisfy the neerequirements of the client, using a multitude of design and development tools. 
     
  • Multimedia - Competing teams will be asked to incorporate a multimedia component as required by the client. 
     
  • Web Business - Competing teams will be asked to create and develop Web marketing materials to enhance the designated non-profit's Web marketing strategy. 
     
  • Presentation - Competing teams will be asked to create and develop a final presentation, including workflow, processes and supporting material. 
     
  • Assessment - Websites will be rated on the basis of a rubric developed by the non-profit professional association, WOW (see www.webprofessionals.org) and judged by a panel of experts selected from the Web professional community.

Web Professionals are invited and encouraged to register to compete, with the final outcome being a fully functional Web site and/or Rich Internet Application for a designated non-profit organization.


Registration Overview and Requirements:

  • Participants will submit the name of their team and the names of 3 Web Professionals with identified roles, including Designer, Developer, and Project Team Leader.
  • Teams will designate a Team leader as a single point of contact.
  • Teams will be required to review and agree to terms and conditions of the Web Pro Challenge.
  • Participating teams will be added to the WebProChallenge.org website by team name, city and state/province and country upon completion of the registration process.
  • Teams will be required to create a functional website on a server of their choosing as outlined by the client in the “Statement of Work.” 
  • Teams will be required to submit a URL with supporting documentation and links to supporting files (e.g., PSD, FLA, etc.).
  • Each team will be required to submit a link to a video presentation (not longer than 5 minutes) summarizing their processes and rationale for their approach to the project.
  • Teams will have access to an online discussion forum to post and review concerns, issues, and FAQ’s.

Note: Within 2 business days of registration each participating team (via the designated team member contact) will receive a PDF of the “Statement of Work” to be performed.


Challenge Schedule:

This is a 30-day challenge event with the following schedule:

  • Registration
  • Planning and Development Phase
  • Submission Phase
  • Judgment Phase

Registration

Registration Opens January 21st, 2008. Competing Teams may register by following this link:

http://www.webprochallenge.org/enter-now.html

  • Within 2 business days of registration competing teams will receive a PDF containing Web Pro Challenge documentation and “Statement of Work.”

  • Teams will assess the client's needs and create a storyboard presentation outlining process, tools to be used, design and development methodologies, overall business strategy and project deployment.

Note: This planning stage is a part of the contest, and teams will be required to record, in a 3-5 minute video, details of their process for later submission to the judges.

Planning and Development Phase

Registered teams will have access to and be required to participate in a “Client Interview” via Adobe Connect (date and time to be announced).

The purpose of this Client Webinar is to provide teams with a better understanding of the client organization and its vision for the "Statement of Work" provided to challengers upon registration. 

Submission Phase (when, where and how your work is to be submitted)

  • Submission deadline is May 15th, 2008.
  • Teams submit the URL and links to supporting documentation, including but not limited to:

a.) A presentation using a video clip of not more than 3-5 minutes describing client needs, creating a storyboard outlining process, tools to be used, design and development methodologies, and overall business strategy and project deployment.

b.) All supporting materials and source files provided in a separate folder on the website (for example, Photoshop files, not just GIF, JPEG or PNG files, so that client can modify them in the future).

c.) All code/scripting documented, so the intern can maintain the site.

Judgment Phase

  • The Web Pro Community Challenge will be rated by a rubric developed by the non-profit professional association, WOW, and judged by a panel of experts selected from the Web professional community.
  • The  panel of judges will analyze the results using established criteria by the committee to determine a winner in each of three categories (see below).
  • Winners will be announced on the WebProChallenge.org web site, to Adobe community newsletters and blogs, and in a press release distributed to the technology and mainstream press.


Challenge Categories:

Participants will register in one of the following three categories. 

  • High School
  • College
  • Professional
Three winners (Bronze, Silver and Gold) will be selected from each category.

 

Prizes: 

  • 1st Place 

    • $500.00 cash or equivalent gift card (for a total of $1500.00 per team)
    • Adobe Creative Suite Premium
    • Gold Certificate with Plaque
    • Honorable mention on the Web Pro Community Challenge site and official press release
    • Web Pro Community Challenge T-Shirt
    • 1 year WOW Membership
    • Certificate for 1 WOW certification exam
  • 2nd Place

    • Silver Certificate
    • Mention on the Web Pro Community Challenge site and official press release
    • Web Pro Community Challenge T-Shirt
    • 1 year WOW Membership
    • Certificate for 1 WOW certification exam
  • 3rd Place (maximum of three individuals per team)

    • Bronze Certificate
    • Mention on the Web Pro Community Challenge site and official press release
    • Web Pro Community Challenge T-Shirt
    • 1 year WOW Membership
    • Adobe certification voucher


Terms and Conditions:

Eligibility:

Web Pro Community Challenge is open free of charge to aspiring and practicing Web professionals, including independent Web professionals and freelancers, Web design and development teams and firms, Web publishing and advertising organizations, Web marketing agencies, and students and teachers worldwide. 

Challenge Requirements:
 

  • Participants will be required to register a team name and individual team members, and designate a single point of contact for potential communication between the contest committee and the project leader.
  • Participants will be required to provide Web Pro Community Challenge and its sponsors written permission to publish the name of the individuals/teams involved and their Web work (including photos and bios, if requested) for promotional consideration.
  • Participants will provide Web Pro Community Challenge and its sponsors and benefactors written permission for copyright and exclusive use of its design, development and copyright.
  • Participants will provide and will submit all supporting materials so that the web site can be supported by the designated non-profits.

Legalese: 

  • Participants will be required to follow the contest requirements as outlined in the contest documentation.
  • Participants will provide Web Pro Community Challenge and its sponsors and benefactors a signed and faxed copy of a "hold harmless" and liability waiver, holding the creators, sponsors, benefactors and participants of this challenge harmless from any potential conflicts.
  • Web Pro Community Challenge organizers reserve the right to eliminate and disqualify for good cause any team or contestants at any time and without notice.

Welcome!

Greetings from the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) and the Web Pro Community Challenge Committee. WOW is a non-profit professional association who is teaming up with the Adobe Corporation to conduct the second annual international Web Pro Community Challenge to benefit non-profit organizations and charities.

Challenge Premise:

The Web Pro Community Challenge is an opportunity for industry professionals to:

  • Gain industry recognition
  • Win prizes
  • Give something back to the community by designing, developing and promoting a fully functional web site and/or web application for a designated non-profit organization(s)
  • Network with your peers

WOW and Adobe believes that today's Web professionals can and must:

  • Balance their skill sets with an ability to analyze a situation and produce a viable solution.
  • Apply technology and design development techniques and Web business strategies appropriately for the circumstances.

When the Web Pro Community Challenge is officially kicked off February 11, 2008 registered teams will receive the official challenge work order. The official work order will provide you with:

  • A complete overview of the organization that you will be creating a site or Web application for.

Both challenges will be divided into the following categories designed to test contestants' artistic, creative, technical and business knowledge and skills:

  • Client Interview - Competing teams will be asked to participate in an online client presentation and Q&A forum designed and developed by the Technical Committee.
  • Process - Competing teams will be asked to document their client analysis and processes for submission.
  • Design and Development - Competing teams will be asked to design and develop a fully functional site to satisfy the neerequirements of the client, using a multitude of design and development tools.
  • Multimedia - Competing teams will be asked to incorporate a multimedia component as required by the client.
  • Web Business - Competing teams will be asked to create and develop Web marketing materials to enhance the designated non-profit's Web marketing strategy.
  • Presentation - Competing teams will be asked to create and develop a final presentation, including workflow, processes and supporting material.
  • Assessment - Websites will be rated on the basis of a rubric developed by the non-profit professional association, WOW and judged by a panel of experts selected from the Web professional community.

Web Professionals are invited and encouraged to register to compete, with the final outcome being a fully functional Web site and/or Rich Internet Application for a designated non-profit organization.

 

Registration Overview and Requirements:

  • Participants will submit the name of their team and the names of 3 Web Professionals with identified roles, including Designer, Developer, and Project Team Leader.
  • Teams will designate a Team leader as a single point of contact.
  • Teams will be required to review and agree to terms and conditions of the Web Pro Challenge.
  • Participating teams will be added to the WebProChallenge.org website by team name, city and state/province and country upon completion of the registration process.
  • Teams will be required to create a functional website on a server of their choosing as outlined by the client in the “Statement of Work.”
  • Teams will be required to submit a URL with supporting documentation and links to supporting files (e.g., PSD, FLA, etc.).
  • Each team will be required to submit a link to a video presentation (not longer than 5 minutes) summarizing their processes and rationale for their approach to the project.
  • Teams will have access to an online discussion forum to post and review concerns, issues, and FAQ’s.

Note: Within 2 business days of registration each participating team (via the designated team member contact) will receive a PDF of the “Statement of Work” to be performed.

 

Challenge Schedule:

This is a 30-day challenge event with the following schedule:

  • Registration
  • Planning and Development Phase
  • Submission Phase
  • Judgment Phase

Registration

Registration Opens January 21st, 2008. Competing Teams may register by following this link:

  • Within 2 business days of registration competing teams will receive a PDF containing Web Pro Challenge documentation and “Statement of Work.”
  • Teams will assess the client's needs and create a storyboard presentation outlining process, tools to be used, design and development methodologies, overall business strategy and project deployment.

Note: This planning stage is a part of the contest, and teams will be required to record, in a 3-5 minute video, details of their process for later submission to the judges.

Planning and Development Phase

Registered teams will have access to and be required to participate in a “Client Interview” via Adobe Connect (date and time to be announced).

The purpose of this Client Webinar is to provide teams with a better understanding of the client organization and its vision for the "Statement of Work" provided to challengers upon registration.

Submission Phase (when, where and how your work is to be submitted)

  • Submission deadline is May 15th, 2008.
  • Teams submit the URL and links to supporting documentation, including but not limited to:

a.) A presentation using a video clip of not more than 3-5 minutes describing client needs, creating a storyboard outlining process, tools to be used, design and development methodologies, and overall business strategy and project deployment. b.) All supporting materials and source files provided in a separate folder on the website (for example, Photoshop files, not just GIF, JPEG or PNG files, so that client can modify them in the future). c.) All code/scripting documented, so the intern can maintain the site.

Judgment Phase

  • The Web Pro Community Challenge will be rated by a rubric developed by the non-profit professional association, WOW, and judged by a panel of experts selected from the Web professional community.
  • The panel of judges will analyze the results using established criteria by the committee to determine a winner in each of three categories (see below).
  • Winners will be announced on the WebProChallenge.org web site, to Adobe community newsletters and blogs, and in a press release distributed to the technology and mainstream press.

 

Challenge Categories:

Participants will register in one of the following three categories.

  • High School
  • College
  • Professional
Three winners (Bronze, Silver and Gold) will be selected from each category.

Prizes:

  • 1st Place
    • $500.00 cash or equivalent gift card (for a total of $1500.00 per team)
    • Adobe Creative Suite Premium
    • Gold Certificate with Plaque
    • Honorable mention on the Web Pro Community Challenge site and official press release
    • Web Pro Community Challenge T-Shirt
    • 1 year WOW Membership
    • Certificate for 1 WOW certification exam
  • 2nd Place
    • Silver Certificate
    • Mention on the Web Pro Community Challenge site and official press release
    • Web Pro Community Challenge T-Shirt
    • 1 year WOW Membership
    • Certificate for 1 WOW certification exam
  • 3rd Place (maximum of three individuals per team)
    • Bronze Certificate
    • Mention on the Web Pro Community Challenge site and official press release
    • Web Pro Community Challenge T-Shirt
    • 1 year WOW Membership
    • Adobe certification voucher

 

Terms and Conditions:

Eligibility:

Web Pro Community Challenge is open free of charge to aspiring and practicing Web professionals, including independent Web professionals and freelancers, Web design and development teams and firms, Web publishing and advertising organizations, Web marketing agencies, and students and teachers worldwide. Challenge Requirements:

  • Participants will be required to register a team name and individual team members, and designate a single point of contact for potential communication between the contest committee and the project leader.
  • Participants will be required to provide Web Pro Community Challenge and its sponsors written permission to publish the name of the individuals/teams involved and their Web work (including photos and bios, if requested) for promotional consideration.
  • Participants will provide Web Pro Community Challenge and its sponsors and benefactors written permission for copyright and exclusive use of its design, development and copyright.
  • Participants will provide and will submit all supporting materials so that the web site can be supported by the designated non-profits.

Legalese:

  • Participants will be required to follow the contest requirements as outlined in the contest documentation.
  • Participants will provide Web Pro Community Challenge and its sponsors and benefactors a signed and faxed copy of a "hold harmless" and liability waiver, holding the creators, sponsors, benefactors and participants of this challenge harmless from any potential conflicts.
  • Web Pro Community Challenge organizers reserve the right to eliminate and disqualify for good cause any team or contestants at any time and without notice.


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