Listed below are the winners and nominees of IMA's Top Ten Website of the Year award. There were over 4,000 entries in 2010 originating in 53 countries and all 50 states of the USA. Each of the sites below earned a "Best in Class" award, the highest award level offered by IMA. To achieve this award level the entry had to undergo a comprehensive evaluation by IMA judging teams and earn exceptionally high marks across various criteria. The 36 nominees represent the sites with the highest scoring evaluations from among all Best in Class winners. They are truly the best of the best and each one is worthy of the top ten honor. IMA annual judges are tasked with selecting their favorite ten. The winners are determined by popular vote.