MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alabama’s official state website, www.alabama.gov, was recently honored with a 2014 VEMA award for its distinction and visual creativity. This award marks the second for alabama.gov since its refresh in May 2014 and its second consecutive VEMA. The VEMA Award recognizes the outstanding work of innovative, artistic and creative professionals involved in the multimedia arts.
Alabama.gov is the official government Web portal for the State of Alabama (http://www.alabama.gov). Some of the newer enhancements to the portal include the following:
- Re-organized content grouping
- Sleek easy navigable design
- Animated state-wide weather conditions with a three-day forecast
- Geo-location enabled map
- Live Chat Service
- Local information by county
- Rotating Flickr feed and submission link
- Enhanced menu options
- Updated social media portal
- Elected official information
The Alabama.gov team is dedicated to developing online services to enable citizens and businesses alike to complete tasks efficiently. The Alabama.gov site design and functionality were developed at no cost to the state.
The VEMA award is sanctioned and judged by the VEMA Arts and Standards Council, an invitation-only body consisting of a distinguished group of highly skilled professionals with expertise, leadership and vision in the various disciplines within the multimedia arts. The award body’s mission is to inspire and honor those talented individuals and companies who strive to further the evolution and excellence of the visual arts and digital communications media and to strengthen its collective artistic community.
For a full listing of past awards won for alabama.gov, click here.
About Alabama Interactive
Alabama Interactive is the official eGovernment 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 eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.