Jun 06, 2011 – MANHATTAN, KS (June 6, 2011) – Municipal government websites designed by CivicPlus, a leading developer of open government technology, earned recognition from the International Academy of the Visual Arts for seven U.S. cities and towns. The Academy’s 2011 Communicator Awards honor creative excellence in communication. Interactive websites CivicPlus designed for cities and town in California, Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey and Wisconsin were selected out of thousands of entries from across the United States and the world.
The government website CivicPlus designed for Stevens Point, Wisconsin received the highly coveted Gold Award of Excellence. Plumas County and Richmond, CA; Park County and Erie, CO; Coralville, IA; and Maplewood Township, NJ received Silver Awards of Distinction for their government websites designed and powered by CivicPlus.
“As we continue our mission to honor Creative Excellence for Communication Professionals, we were once again amazed at the high level of work we received for this year’s Communicator Awards. With this year’s entries we found an increased awareness and reflection of the digital world in which we live, and our entrants always seem to find new and creative ways to push the envelope of possibilities across all mediums” said Linda Day, director of the IAVA. CivicPlus has designed more than 860 local government websites serving over 29.4 million citizens throughout North America. Over the past two years, CivicPlus clients have won more than 175 website awards. In 2009, CivicPlus received the Center for Digital Government’s Best Fit Integrator Award for delivering extraordinary digital solutions to public IT projects.
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. 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. For a full member list and more information visit www.iavisarts.org.