Listed below are the nominees of IMA's Top Ten Website of the Year award. There were over 4,500 entries in 2011 originating in 47 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 26 nominees listed below represent 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 a top ten win. Winners are determined by IMA annual judges by popular vote.