Got the worst website on the Web? Here's where it finally starts paying off - and paying out.

Leading web design and online marketing firm lifeBLUE Media kicked off its inaugural "I Need a New Design" Contest on Monday. The month-long contest will award a new, free web design - courtesy of lifeBLUE's design gurus - to the website deemed the worst by visitor vote.

lifeBLUE has created a Web Design Contest page where hopefuls can submit their websites and cast votes for the worst. Company officials will log and tally votes through Aug. 8. lifeBLUE will also display running, real-time standings for all contestants.

Hopefuls are encouraged to spread the word and scrounge for votes by any means necessary.

"Post on your blog, email your friends, host our custom-made "Vote" button on your website-do whatever it takes to bring in the most votes and you'll have a sparkling, user-friendly new website come this fall," said Phillip Blackmon, lifeBLUE chief executive officer. "This contest is ideal for website owners who lack the time, skill or finances to create a truly functional and attractive website. For many, especially small business owners, that inexperience can easily mean the difference between failure and success."

With unique headquarters in Dallas and St. Louis, Mo., lifeBLUE is a full-service Internet consulting firm specializing in web design, application development, online marketing, web hosting and more. The company's experienced team has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

lifeBLUE Media provides search engine marketing services that include numerous aspects of search engine optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaign design and management and link bait, as well as search engine marketing (SEM) consulting by request.

With almost a decade of experience in providing online solutions for businesses, the leaders behind lifeBLUE Media continue to be an innovative force for companies big and small, creating a dynamic Web presence that sets them apart from competitors.