The McFarlane Prize, named after the late Australian open source and Web standards advocate, Nigel McFarlane, "aims to recognise and encourage excellence in Web design by Australian Web professionals".
Judged by Australian experts who work in Web design and website development, the entries are assessed on the adherence to standards based coding, such as XHTML and CSS, and best practices in accessibility.
To be in the running, the Australian individual or design team must have launched a prospective website between 1 August 2007 and 31 August 2008. Entry is free, and companies or individuals are free to nominate their own sites.
The winner of the McFarlane Prize will be announced at the Web Directions Conference scheduled to take place in Sydney in late September