NIC Inc. : RI.gov Wins Two Awards, Including Its First for Best Government Mobile Application
05/30/2012| 08:05am US/Eastern
Official portal of the State of Rhode Island awarded a Silver
Award of Distinction in the Communicator Awards Competition for the
third consecutive year and its first MobileWebAward for Best Government
Rhode Island's official state web portal,
http://www.RI.gov, was recently honored
for dynamic design, receiving a Silver
Communicator Award of Distinction by the International Academy of
the Visual Arts. The Communicator
Awards program is one of the largest and most competitive awards
program in the nation for creative professionals. Judging is based on a
site conveying standards of excellence in marketing and communications.
This is the third consecutive year that RI.gov has been recognized in
the Communicator Awards
RI.gov also won its first MobileWebAward in the Best
Government Mobile Application category. The MobileWebAwards
Competition (m.WebAwards) are produced by the Web Marketing Association
to honor excellence in mobile Websites and apps, recognize the
individuals and organizations responsible, and showcase the best in
award-winning mobile development. Judging criteria included: creativity,
design, interactivity, and use of medium, impact, content, and ease of
use. Judges are mobile web professionals with an expert understanding of
the most current mobile development, design and marketing trends.
RI.gov is the official government Web portal for the State of Rhode
Island (http://www.RI.gov). The RI.gov
team is dedicated to developing online services to enable citizens or
businesses to complete tasks. The RI.gov site design and its mobile
functionality were developed at no cost to the state.
About the Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program
honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by
communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards
is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate
communications; public relations and identity work for print, video,
interactive and audio. This year's Communicator Awards received
thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it
one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit www.communicatorawards.com
for more information.
The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International
Academy of the 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 www.iavisarts.org
for a full member list and more information.
About the MobileWebAwards
The Web Marketing
Association (WMA) was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard
for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World
Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of
Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design
professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online
advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion.
For 15 years, The Web Marketing Association has produced the annual
WebAward Competition, the premier annual website award competition that
names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of
excellence for all website development. The WebAward judges have chosen
to split out the mobile sites into a separate competition to recognize
the explosive growth and creativity in this space.
Please visit http://www.mobile-webaward.org/mwa/default.asp
for more information.
is Rhode Island's homepage and official Web site, a collaborative effort
between the state of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Interactive. The
RI.gov Web site and online services are developed and maintained by
Rhode Island Interactive, a Providence-based part of eGovernment firm
NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
NIC is the nation's leading provider of official state government
portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The
company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across
the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500
federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional
information is available at http://www.egov.com.
Nicole Courtemanche, 401-831-8099 x230
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