The process is described on our Rules
page. Basically, the BOTW judges are only here to remove inappropriate
sites from each category and to screen out form spamming. Nominations and
voting are done completely by the Web public and any sites that have any
connection with our judges are automatically excluded from the process.
In 1996, we had quite a few international Web sites nominated, and some
of them made it to the final voting period. This contest relies on the
nominations and votes of visitors to our site. We do not plan to add a
"Best Foreign Language Site" because every site is a foreign
language to many users.
We are currently adding non-english pages to the Best of the Web
site, to help "level the playing field." However, all nominations will be
entered into the same database for voting, regardless of the language.