MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Alabama Department of Conservation’s official website, OutdoorAlabama.com, and the official Alabama State Parks website, Alapark.com, were both recognized for their creative excellence in the 11th Annual W3 Awards Competition. Both OutdoorAlabama.com and Alapark.com were awarded Silver Awards in the Government Agency category.
“We are honored to be recognized as a first-time Silver winner in the W3 Awards competition”
“We are honored to be recognized as a first-time Silver winner in the W3 Awards competition,” said Commissioner N. Gunter Guy, Jr. “Our department strives to inform and educate Alabama residents through the most innovative means possible.”
OutdoorAlabama.com provides vital information regarding the access and use of Alabama’s great outdoor resources through hunting, fishing, state parks, outdoor programs, and more. The newly updated site utilizes a responsive design that allows access from multiple platforms, including tablets and smartphones, which makes it easier than ever to find information on the go.
Alapark.com provides vital information regarding the access and use of Alabama’s State Parks. The new website details park activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, and nature programs. The site also allows users to reserve accommodations, which include cabins, cottages, hotel rooms, campsites, and tee times. Park environments range from Gulf Coast beaches to the Appalachian Mountains, which showcase the state’s dynamic natural diversity.
An international panel of judges evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2016 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including websites, mobile applications, interactive displays, online advertising, video, social content, marketing, and more.
About the W3 Awards
The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning websites, Web video and online marketing programs. Simply put, the W3 is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.
The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit aiva.org for a full member list and additional information. For more information about the W3 Awards, please visit http://www.w3award.com.
For a full listing of past awards won for OutdoorAlabama.com and Alapark.com, click here.
About the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. ADCNR is an executive and administrative department of the State of Alabama created by statute. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
About Alabama Interactive
Alabama Interactive is the official digital government solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.