LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The official website for Governor Asa Hutchinson was named Outstanding Website in the Web Marketing Association’s 2016 WebAward Competition. Developed in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas, www.governor.arkansas.gov was selected as a winner in the government category for its innovation in creating an accessible and fun way for Arkansans to interact with the governor online.
“We are proud to be honored once again for this website and our digital communications work,” communications director J.R. Davis said. “With Governor Hutchinson’s focus on coding education and technology, it is even more meaningful for his office to be formally recognized as having one of the most progressive government websites in the country.”
A panel of industry professionals judged governor.arkansas.gov on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use, and gave the website a high overall score above the industry average for government websites and the average for all WebAward entries.
Judges shared several positive comments including, “I loved this site. The design is very professional and the content is practical and engaging. Good job!”
The 2016 WebAwards recognize outstanding work of creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of websites. In its 20th year, the program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.
This marks the second digital communications award for governor.arkansas.gov following a Hermes Creative Gold Award won earlier this year.
About the Information Network of Arkansas
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information services. Little Rock-based AIC is part of NIC's (EGOV) family of companies. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 750 state and local online services.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative 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.