Here are the winners of the first ever Bluehost WordPress Creators Awards for India. After
over 2 months and multiple stages of evaluations by our Jury, we announced the winners on
12th November 2021. Congratulations!

Event Agenda


Fireside chat with

Syed Balkhi

Founder & CEO, WPBeginner & Awesome Motive

Alexander Gounder

Owner at Inkmyweb & Organiser for WordCamp India &
WordCamp Mumbai

Marieke van de Rakt

CEO at Yoast

How to get your website discovered by Google

Thanking Our Esteemed Jury

Announcing the Top 20 WordPress
Creators of India

Magic Show

Chirag Jethwani

An exciting magical show by mentalist

About Bluehost WordPress
Creators Awards

Bluehost is one of the top recommended hosting providers by
We at Bluehost believe in making WordPress easy for all to fuel their passion, creativity and dreams.
The Bluehost WordPress Creators Awards is our way of recognising the best WordPress websites, best website themes, plugins, blogs & their creators to celebrate those who are enabling India's digital transformation.

Whether it’s a website, blog, plugin or a theme, if it’s WordPress, we would like to see!
The WordPress awards will be given basis careful and meticulous scrutiny of the WordPress assets (websites, themes, plugins) submissions. All WordPress creators are allowed to participarte.


₹1 lakh
Rest of the winners
₹10,000 each

All winners also receive:

Bluehost Hampers

Media Exposure and Publicity

Dates to Remember

Submissions Open
11th August
Last Date for Applications
24th September
Jury Evalution Phase
Awards Night
12th November

Jury Chair

Syed Balkhi

Founder & CEO

WPBeginner and Awesome Motive


Alisha Raghavan

Director Strategy & Design

Pensaar Design

Udhaya Kumar Padmanabhan

Global Executive Director


Kaladhar Bapu

Founder & President

UMO Design Foundation &
UXINDIA Int'l Conf

Harsh Agrawal


Pritam Nagrale

Managing Director

DMatic Digital Pvt Limited

Kulwant Nagi


Abhishek Deshpande

Solution Architect

Peenak Solutions

Nidhi Jain

Technical Support Specialist

Awesome Motive Inc.

Jayman Pandya

Design Lead & Product Evangelist


Yogesh Londhe

Independent WordPress Developer


Meher Bala

Front-end Website Developer
and Business Consultant

Amit Mishra


Submission Criteria

  • Any top WordPress website, theme, plugin or blog created by you
  • Submission should not be more than 12 months old

Judging Criteria


Creativity is the cornerstone of stunning, award winning
websites! You will be judged on how well the submitted
asset is communicating/solving for the intended problem.


Are you breaking new ground with your creation? Bring us
your ingenuity! Show us how new or different your
submitted asset is.


We’re interested in your future-proof ideas! You will be
judged on how you foresee the industry and how you plan
to adapt your business to them.


I have not built on WordPress before, Can I participate?

Yes, anyone can participate irrespective of their experience on WordPress. However, the submission for this application has to be built on/for WordPress. So, even if you haven’t built on WordPress before, you can purchase a hosting package from Bluehost here and create the best WordPress website or a blog for submission.

If I am a blogger, will I be competing with skilled web professionals?

No, bloggers and web professionals will be judged in 2 separate categories. Web designers and developers will be judged specifically on the basis of the visuals and functionality of their WordPress submission. As a blogger you will be judged against similar submissions on overall creativity and design of the blog. If you have never built a website on WordPress before, don't worry we have you covered. Bluehost has an easy drag and drop builder that can help you create a WordPress website quickly and easily. Get started now!

How many prizes are there in total?

Bluehost is awarding Top 20 WordPress Creators. We have two separate categories - one for novice creators like bloggers and the other for expert designers and developers. We will be awarding Top 10 creators in each of these categories thereby having multiple winners for the top 3 positions. Every winner gets a cash prize.

Do I have to be a Bluehost customer to enter the Website Creator Awards?

No, you do not have to be a Bluehost customer to enter the WordPress awards. We encourage all WordPress creators to participate.

When will I hear from Bluehost after I submit my website for the Website Creator Awards?

Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our esteemed jury panel through September and October. If you are chosen as a winner of our website awards, you will hear from us in October, in time for the Awards Night.

For queries related to the contest, please write to us at

*No Purchase Necessary. The Bluehost India Wordpress Creators Awards is open to legal citizens of India, 18 years or older. Awards starts on August 11, 2021 at 11 A.M. IST and ends on September 24, 2021 at 8 P.M. IST. Void where prohibited. For full entry details, see Official Rules at here. Sponsored by Bluehost India, Unit 501, 5th floor, IT bldg. 3, Nesco IT Park, Nesco Complex, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai - 400063, Maharashtra, India (the “Sponsor”). The Awards is in no way co-sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other companies/brands involved in the Awards.