Web and NFT Design Awards

About Bolt Awards

Not just another worthless design award. 

Why Bolt?

Creativity takes a spark. Award-winning creativity takes a bolt of lightening.

We want to honor that Bolt of genius with an award that celebrates excellence and gives back to the creative community.

Bolt Grant

Startups and Nonprofits are automatically eligible to win funding with their entries.


The winners of the Bolt Awards are chosen by a panel of leading professionals from across the globe including industry leaders, authors, speakers, educators, and thought leaders.

Each entry will be evaluated by several experts from different fields. They will carefully review the creative ideas, functionalities, technical skills, innovations, implementations, strategies, and impacts of the projects.

If we think your entry fits better into another category, we’ll move it accordingly. We’re constantly working to improve our categories, so if there’s a particular one you’d like to suggest, let us know by filling out the Contact Form.

Each entry must include a title, description, URL, and images. Entries without these elements will not be considered. We reserve the right to refuse any entry for any reason. In order to increase your chances of winning a Bolt Award, please submit only original works that meet our guidelines.

Join as Judge

We are always looking for additional judges and panel members. If you are interested, head over to our Contact Form and say hi. We are looking for a wide range of experience levels and specialties. 

Is the award really included?

You bet. We don’t understand paying for awards when you win. You already paid to enter and this isn’t about milking you for money at every turn. 

Unorthodox, but it’s important to us.

Our amazing award is designed and fabricated by Graham Burns Studio. Trust us, you want this award. 

What if I want more awards?

We have a prototype for an all concrete Bolt Award that will either be included or for sale. More details coming!

How do I know if I won?

Winners will be emailed when the results are announced. “Best of” winners will receive a Bolt Award for no additional cost. A digital media kit with winners graphic will also be provided to all winners at no additional cost for use on your website or print materials, etc.

Refund Policy

Submissions are non-refundable. If there is an error with your submission, reach out to us at [email protected] with the error and we will do our best to update as needed.