Interactive Media Awards Top 10 Websites of 2009

I’m not a huge fan of web awards programs, largely because you typically have to pay to be considered and so the pool of contenders is somewhat self-selected.

That being said, the IMA is a fairly well established awards program that attracts some good entries. They recently put out their list of the top 10 websites of 2009, along with a bunch of nominees.

Here’s the list of winners:

It’s something of a mixed bag, but worth checking out.

Personally, I’m a big fan of the EA website, which combines visual design, information architecture and functionality/interactivity to great effect.