Aspen - Best User Experience
This site has an excellent navigation structure, has an excellent user flow and is highly accessible. Users can easily find what they’re looking for through
Tamarack - Best Visual Design
This site makes use of great graphics, photography, icons, and layout. The content creators have embraced the features of the Ponderosa Template and emerged with something truly beautiful. This eye-catching site is a breath of fresh air.
Spruced Up - The Most Improved
The Ponderosa template has been in production for almost two years now, and we've seen sites ebb and flow. Use the Wayback Machine to show off how far your site has come and
Lorax - Best Web Content Manager
This person has raised the bar for websites at the University. The sites they manage are accessible, well organized, and easy to navigate. They offer help and support to other web content editors. IT web developers/designers are not eligible for this award.
Fire Starter - The Most Innovative
This site takes advantage of all the Ponderosa Template has to offer. The best plugins, the coolest stories or tiles, a nice background image, this is the site that is on the cutting edge of template development. The site owners for this site have likely joined in the conversation and are helping make the template better for everyone.
The Trailhead - Best Homepage
This home page is magnificent. Bold visuals, a cohesive
Tourist Attraction - People's Choice
The judging team will be taking submissions and will be adding some of their own to create a set of incredible Ponderosa sites, these may be sites you use every day or sites you look to for inspiration! Voting opens up after the submission deadline.
Great Owl - Best Study Page
These pages are designed to promote the academic areas at the University of Montana and help visitors learn more about our offerings and drive traffic to the academic unit web sites. A good study page is visually stimulating, makes a great first impression, and entices the visitor to learn more through a clear, strong call to action.
The Golden Pinecone - Best of Show
The best of the best. The judges will select a site from the winners of each category that most exemplifies the UM brand, good use of cascade components, strong visuals and