But I feel it's prudent to point out that of the 75 finalists, seven sites were designed by... me. *bowing proudly* Last year I had designed five of the finalist sites, and only one won the award (Farallon Boats - Retail). So, my market share is growing :). Maybe I'll get two or three winners this year.
My finalist sites: Tom Sellas (Arts & Entertainment), CA Secretary of State (Gov't & Law), Congress of California Seniors (Lifestyles), Yuba Shoes (Manufacturing), Has Everything (Retail), Pride Industries (Service), and The Pigman Companies (Service).
I'm counting on the Secretary of State site winning. I think it's the best government site in California.