Voting starts for Upstate's Worst Website

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The search for the Upstate’s Worst Website is down to a final three – whittled from the scores of businesses that entered the competition started by web company Engenius.

“Our judges found it very tough because there were truly some awful, awful entries,” said Chris Manley, managing partner at Engenius. “Now, we want the Upstate to make the final decision.”

Voters can click www.upstatesworstwebsite.com to see the three finalists, who to protect the innocent won’t be named here. The website with the most votes tallied by June 7 will win a redesign at no cost from Engenius, a leading provider of business and nonprofit websites. People can vote once per day for their favorite (or to be exact, least favorite ) site on the list.

Any Upstate business was eligible to apply as long as the nomination came from someone in authority in the company. A team of judges experienced in the aspects of good web design spent the past two weeks reviewing, grading and lamenting the myriad uses of clip art, dead links, hard-to-find contact pages and nauseating color choices.

“There were a lot of moments when we were flabbergasted by what we saw,” Manley said. “But it also was fun because we could see the potential these companies had if they had a better website.”

About Engenius: Engenius is headquartered in Greenville, S.C., and specializes in serving businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs through web design, mobile apps, and online marketing. Learn more at www.engeniusweb.com.

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