Categories & Criteria

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9 Categories - 10 Awards!

The Splash Awards are presented in various categories to cases from the Swiss Drupal community. Another award will be given to the best overall project.

All Splash Awards submissions are reviewed by a professional and independent jury.
The nominated cases are then judged in their respective category, based on the criteria below.

Register your project now for one of these categories and get your website, app or contribution awarded.


The Splash Awards are presented in 9 different categories. Depending on the number of entries, the jury reserves the right to combine categories in the evaluation process. Find the category definitions below.

This category includes websites focused on education, including e-learning platforms and educational resources. It recognizes the importance of using technology to support learning and provides a platform for projects that prioritize knowledge-sharing and skill-building. Websites in this category may offer a variety of tools and resources, including online courses, tutorials, and educational videos.

This category refers to websites whose main goal is the online sale of products and services. Web shops or e-commerce environments can also be submitted as a separate part of a larger platform.

International Businesses
This category refers to websites created for businesses that operate in multiple countries or regions around the world. These websites may cater to different cultural or regional preferences and may show features for internalization of the website. International businesses may include multinational corporations, global e-commerce platforms, and other businesses with a global presence.

National Businesses
In this category, we recognize websites that are created for businesses operating primarily in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, with a particular emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and regional businesses.

This category is dedicated to websites that are designed for healthcare professionals, patients, and consumers. It includes websites that provide medical information, telemedicine services, and medical equipment sales, among others. Healthcare websites may also include forums or social networks where patients can connect with each other and with medical professionals. This category recognizes the importance of providing accurate and reliable information to patients and healthcare providers alike, and the crucial role that technology plays in improving access to healthcare services.

Solutions (Tools / Apps)
Innovative tools or applications where business processes are translated into an online environment. Without these tools, business operations are at risk; they are business-critical. The tool or application may be part of an online environment or platform but is assessed on its own. New features on a website also fall into this category.

Social / Non-Profit
This category includes websites for non-profit organizations, community groups, and social causes. It recognizes the importance of leveraging technology to mobilize communities around social and environmental issues, and to promote positive change in society. Websites in this category often prioritize accessibility, inclusivity, and transparency in their design and functionality.

Public Affairs / Government
Websites and platforms developed for the government and the public sector. Also, sites of interest groups with the purpose to inform and educate the general public fall into this category. We make no distinction between local, regional, and national government projects.

Publishing / Media
This category includes websites for online magazines, newspapers, blogs, and other media outlets that provide informative content to readers. Websites in this category often feature multimedia elements and may have user-generated content or social media integration. The category recognizes the importance of digital media in shaping public opinion and enabling the creation and dissemination of high-quality content.

Judging Criteria

Each submission is judged by our independent jury based on the 8 criteria below.

Emotional Rating
The emotional rating is judged on the degree to which the website elicits an emotional response from the user, such as delight, surprise, or satisfaction. This includes the use of emotional design elements, such as storytelling, animations, or micro-interactions, as well as the overall emotional impact of the website on the user.

Business case
Ultimately, online environments are developed with a purpose. Increase sales, lower costs, provide a better brand experience, etc. Do the results show that the goals have been achieved or even exceeded?

Community value
Drupal is an open-source platform and owes its existence to the community behind it. All cases are judged on the value it returns to this community. This can be code, for example modules published on, but also indirect contributions, such as spectacular cases and well-known brands that use Drupal which contribute to the marketing of Drupal.

Concept & Strategy
The plan behind the website. Is the concept clear, unique and consistently implemented? Does the website tell a clear story? Does the chosen strategy and the final elaboration of the product fit the objectives that served as the starting point of the project?

Design & UX
Everything that is visible for the end user, including UX, motion and visual design on both desktop and mobile. Good design is of high quality, fits the target audience and supports the message that needs to be conveyed.

Quality of execution
The quality of execution is judged on the degree to which the website is technically sound, free of errors, and conforms to best practices. The website or application should function well across different devices, be accessible, and load quickly.

Innovativeness is judged on the degree to which the website breaks new ground, introduces new ideas, or solves problems in an unconventional way. This includes the use of cutting-edge technologies, unique features or functionalities, or novel approaches to design or UX.

Technology, the engine of every platform. Websites must be fast and function properly. In addition, the application of Drupal is being considered: is this in accordance with standards? Perhaps an innovative way to implement Drupal? Extra complexity such as integrations with third-party systems is also considered.


All entries have to respect and fulfill the Eligibility & Guidelines for submitting to the Swiss Splash Awards.