Region 8 Outstanding Student Branch Website Award

This award is aimed to recognize those student websites that provide information about the activities, latest tech updates, learning opportunities, IEEE Benefits etc. through creative digital efforts aimed to make it easy for students of their student branch to obtain the information. Usually, a website becomes the face of an organisation and the main information provider to the  interested parties.


Eligibility Criteria

All Region 8 Student Branches and Student Branch Chapters are eligible to participate. Each Student Branch may enter at most one Website, regardless of the number of Student Branch Chapters or Affinity Groups present.


Nomination Process

Nomination can be submitted only by a Student Branch officer (i.e Student Branch Chair, Student Branch Counsellor or any other Student Branch Officer) using the IEEE Region 8 Awards platform. During the period of judging, no changes to the website will be permitted. If any changes found the submission will be disqualified. Regular updates related to Student Branch Events and Meetings & Opportunity etc. are permitted.



Deadline follows the Region 8 Awards official deadline.


Evaluation Criteria

The goal of a website is to convey information in a manner useful to the reader, similar to the goal in writing a paper. How you convey the information can increase readers’ interest as well as their knowledge. For example, a page of text provides useful information but is not visually attractive. The same text with the appropriate colored figures, JavaScript, etc., can deliver significantly more information while motivating the reader to read further. Poorly designed websites either provide no useful content or are hard to use (takes too long, user cannot find the desired information, etc.). Thus, the hallmarks of a good website are:

  • Usability
  • Accessibility
  • Solid content
  • Presentation
  • Navigability
  • Originality
  • Portable

Web browsers, computer processing speeds, and network bandwidth vary in every instance causing websites to download at different rates. Websites should accommodate for the least common denominator in each category. Thus the criteria of usability, accessibility, content, presentation, navigability, originality, portability, and load time are the judging categories.



  • 1st Prize: $300
  • 2nd Prize: $200
  • 3rd Prize: $100