Listed below are all nominees and winners of IMA's Top Ten Website of the Year award. There were over 3,500 entries in 2009 originating in 49 countries and all 50 states of the USA. Each of the sites listed earned a "Best in Class" award, the highest level award offered by IMA. To achieve this award level each site had to undergo a comprehensive evaluation by IMA judging teams and earn exceptionally high marks across various criteria. The 43 nominees represent the sites with the highest scoring evaluations from among all Best in Class winners. The nominees are evaluated by our Annual Judges who determine the top ten winners by popular vote.