Industrial’s Free Website Competition 2020

Call for entries

With the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting us all in various ways, Industrial has decided to initiate a unique campaign for a well-deserving winner. We are hosting a competition that allows any Ontario-based organization (for-profit companies, charities and non-profit organizations with registered offices in Ontario) to enter to win a mobile-friendly custom designed website valued at $25,000 designed and built for them for absolutely free!

As one of the leading digital agencies in Canada, we feel it is our duty as skilled user experience researchers, graphic designers, website developers, project managers and quality assurance managers to use our abilities to help create awareness about companies trying to make a difference during this unprecedented time in our history. Each one of our team members is looking forward to reading the submissions we receive from across Ontario, Canada.

For a copy of the official Rules, go here.

How to enter

You can enter by filling in this form to tell us more about your organization and why you deserve to win.

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Eligibility criteria

  • A for-profit, registered charity, or non-profit organization (incorporation required) with registered head offices in Ontario, Canada;
  • An organization with an initiative whose goal is to have a positive impact on (or represents a group that is on the frontlines of) the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario;
  • An organization with a non-discrimination policy and no history of discrimination based upon race, colour, religion, creed, nationality, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by Canadian law;
  • An organization that is in need of either (i) a new website, or (ii) a redesign of an existing website and
  • Be able to answer a skill-testing question.

Individuals submitting an entry on behalf of an entrant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and must have authority to bind the entrant.


What will the winner receive as the prize?

There will be one winner who will win a mobile-friendly, customer-designed and developed website, or redesign of their existing website from Industrial valued at up to CDN $25,000, including the following services:

Planning & Discovery

Industrial will spend time developing a clear understanding of your current state and future business goals. You will receive:

  • 2 hour discover and planning session
  • Dedicated project manager throughout the project managing timeline and all communications
  • Detailed scope documentation will be delivered once full project discovery is completed

User Experience Research

Industrial will conduct a review to understand who the primary users are for your website and provide a strategic recommendation for targeting them. You will receive:

  • Up to 3 personas
  • Journey mapping session
  • Up to 3 user interviews
  • Content audit + strategy recommendations

User Experience Design

Industrial will outline the navigation structure and page layouts. You will receive:

  • Information architecture
  • Up to 6 wireframes with up to two revisions

Graphic Design

Industrial will extend your brand through compelling visual design for your website. You will receive:

  • Moodboard
  • Design concept with up to two revisions
  • Design mockups of up to 4 unique page templates (including mobile friendly design)

WordPress Content Management Development

Industrial will handle all of the development of your new website by configuring the content management software for your needs and following best quality assurance standards. You will receive:

  • Convert design to front-end markup
  • Digital style-guide/framework
  • CMS set up in WordPress
  • Hosting set up
  • Content types and taxonomies set up
  • Blog, search, other features depending on requirements

Content Population & Training

Industrial will train your team on how to go about adding new content or changing old content on your new website. You will receive:

  • 2-hour training session
  • Populate content of up to 6 pages


Industrial will help make your website public

Maintenance and Support

You will receive:

  • 30-days free support within the scope of the project
  • 2 training sessions
  • Access to WordPress tutorial videos


Entry Period

The competition closes on May 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST and the winner will be announced via email on May 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

Our team is waiting to hear from you!

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How the winner will be selected

All submissions will be reviewed by our team. We will shortlist up to three (3) entrants by comparing each entrant on how they have helped Canadians deal with COVID-19. Our Industrial team will vote to decide the winner. Once we have narrowed down our applicants, we may reach out to the selected few for a Zoom call to hear a bit more about you and your organization. Our team will then come to a final decision based on a popular vote among our team and the winner will be contacted by 5:00 PM EST on May 22, 2020.


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