Terms and Conditions

Eligibility Criteria

  • The BestWeb.lk Competition is open to all websites registered under .lk domains. (.lk/gov.lk/ ac.lk/ sch.lk)
  • The websites that contain any of the following will not be eligible to enter the Competition:
    • Websites with Illegal, Obscene, Abusive or Preposterous content.
    • Websites that are in the opinion of judges deemed to be of poor quality, in bad taste or have defamatory content.
    • Websites that have been deemed unsuitable for the Competition by the judging panel for any other reason.
  • Multilingual websites will be eligible only if its content is available in Unicode standards.
  • In the event of any of the Competitors were found influencing the judges or involved in promoting negative information regarding competitors, they will be immediately disqualified from the Competition.
  • The applicants must submit a small write-up about the website that includes purpose of the site, special features of the website, target audience etc.
  • .com or re-directing sites are not eligible for the Competition.
  • Bestweb.lk Logo to be displayed on the website throughout the Competition until the final Judging date.
  • The participating .lk domain is not expired at the time of applying and throughout the Competition.

Registering A Website

  • All websites registered under .lk domain could participate for the BestWeb Competition.
  • A separate weblink will be provided for Competition Registration during the Registration Period at www.bestweb.lk
  • Candidate should mention the Award Category at the time of applying for the Competition.
  • If the Award Category applied is found not to be correctly match with the actual website, will have an option of changing the participating Award Category as mutually agreed in writing.
  • The applicant must follow-up all emails sent to him, while on Competition and reply promptly.
  • Registered websites will be subjected to review by the Committee.
  • A website is considered entered the Competition, after receiving an acknowledgement email from [email protected].
  • Guidelines to be followed in making sure the registered website will be accepted to the Competition.

.lk domains

    • Domain Registrant, Admin, Technical or Billing Contact of the domain can submit the online application via domains.lk. (https://rs.domains.lk/myaccountlogin)
    • If the Admin, Technical or Billing is different to the Registrant of the domain, the owner’s (Registrant) consent is mandatory either by confirming the link sent to the Registrant at the time of submitting the application or sending a written consent to [email protected]

gov.lk / ac.lk /sch.lk domains

    • Webmaster or any authorized officer could submit the online application for gov.lk or any other .lk domains not administered by LK Domain Registry (eg: ac.lk, sch.lk etc.) via domains.lk. (https://rs.domains.lk/myaccountlogin)
    • Print the acknowledgement email sent to the applicant at the time of submitting the application.
    • Obtain the Authorized Officer / Commissioner’s signature with the Official Seal.
    • Scan the Original Signed document and submit through the system applied for the Competition or email to [email protected]

Selection After Registration

  • The entries will be judged by a Panel of Judges.
  • If a website is not accessible during the evaluation period, the website will not be selected for the voting phase.
  • The judges reserve the right to request for additional information or reject a registered website that are not within the Competition rules.
  • Choosing a winning website will be solely at the discretion of the Judges and is not negotiable by applicants.
  • All applicants should be reachable on the contact details provided by them.
  • The selected websites can be scheduled for an external website scan at any time in the “Review of application period” mentioned in the “Time Frame” (Until Releasing the Results) to assess the eligibility for the competition on the website’s security perspective. Further on the basis of scanned reports, weak security websites will be informed to re-design/re-structure their websites immediately to be in the competition or else will be disqualified.

Voting for A Website

  • Duration of the voting period is one (01) week.
  • Anyone can vote for a website via login to the voting panel using their email address or mobile number.
  • Each person shall vote only one website per each Award Category (https://www.bestweb.lk/award-categories/) during the voting period.
  • Any fraudulent or multiple votes will be discarded and any sites for which fraudulent votes are sent may be disqualified.

Display of BestWeb.lk Logo During the Competition

  • Upon approval of the application, it is mandatory that the BestWeb.lk logo be displayed on the respective website.
  • All Applicants/Competitors are strongly advised to assure that the logo is displayed at all times during the competition until the final Judging is done (refer timeframe for the dates).
  • Websites which the logo is not displayed during the competition period, will be disqualified.
  • The voting link for selecting the popular sites also will be connected with the same logo subsequently during the voting period.

Display of BestWeb.lk Winning Logo

  • A winner has the right and encouraged to display the respective Winning Logo on their website.
  • The Winning Logo has to be the one, which is provided by LK Domain Registry for the respective winners.
  • The design of the provided logo shall not be modified under any circumstance, except for the dimensions to fit the publication maintaining the original dimension ratios.
  • A winner may use the Winning Logo in their promotional material/advertisements along with the winning website.
  • The Logo should be displayed on the winning site, and only on that site.
  • Violation of any conditions stated above may lead to action to revoke the respective winning.

Conflict Resolutions

In the event of any conflicts during the competition, the decision of the judges will be considered as final.