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This year DNN Awards is changing from a Facebook contest to a juried awards competition. We have gathered a panel of judges who have extensive experience in designing and/or developing DNN content management software web solutions. Each judge will evaluate the entries based on content, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design and overall experience and award points for each category.

Judging Criteria





Visual Design

Overall Experience


Stephen Cardwell

Art Director - Foremost Media

With almost 30 years of graphic design experience, Stephen began designing websites in 2003. Now the Art Director for Foremost Media in Janesville, WI., he and his team have continued to design and build quality custom DNN sites for the last 8 years. Stephen was heavily involved in getting the First Annual DNN Awards competition off the ground last year and is proud that the competition had over 140 entries from around the world.

Erik Hinds

Digital Strategist - Risdall Marketing Group

Erik is a digital strategist for Risdall Marketing Group in Roseville Minnesota. His expertise is in SEO, SEM, UX and conversion optimization. Erik first became involved with DNN back in 2008 and is an honorary DNN MVP. In 2019 Erik was also selected as a judge for the Web Marketing Awards, judging the top websites from around the world.

David Poindexter

CEO - nvisionative, Inc.

David is the CEO of nvisionative, Inc. nvisionative is a Creative Marketing and App Development agency located in Mooresville, North Carolina. David has been an active member of the DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) community since its inception and is a proud and active DNN MVP. His open-source contributions are vital to nearly every DNNer. He has played a key role in organizing DNN community meetups, events and conferences across the United States and Europe, including DNNCon, DNN Summit, DNN Connect, Southern Fried DNN and more.

Dennis Shiao

Independent Marketing Consultant

Dennis Shiao has been evaluating websites since the days of the Mosaic browser. Dennis was previously on the marketing team at DNN Corp., with responsibility for several sections of the company's website. Currently, Dennis is an independent marketing consultant who works with Silicon Valley companies on content marketing, product marketing and social media marketing. You can find Dennis on Twitter, @dshiao.

Will Strohl

Founder & CEO - Upendo Ventures

Will Strohl is an author and technologist in the San Francisco area. During his career, Will has held positions ranging from Help Desk Technician to being the CEO & Co-Owner at Hotcakes Commerce ( He even spent a few years at DNN Corp where he ran the evangelism, training, and sales engineering departments. Will is the founder and CEO of Upendo Ventures (, providing software development, training, and technical consulting to companies around the world.