Alabama Canoe Trails’ Website Wins Gold in International Competition

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--()--The Alabama State Lands Division’s official Canoe Trails website was awarded a gold medal in the government agency website category of the Horizon Interactive Awards this month. This is the first award for the website, which launched last year. The aesthetically pleasing site showcases more than 170 miles of trail located along the Bartram Canoe Trail and the Perdido River Canoe Trail.

The site was launched by the Alabama State Lands Division to give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to better utilize Alabama’s natural water trails. The website uses both interactive maps as well as photo galleries featuring each shelter, landing and trail to provide a positive user experience on both the website and trail. To further engage site visitors, the website also encompasses a built-in contact form, allowing direct messaging to the division.

The following tools and features are available to site visitors:

  • View details for both day and overnight trails
  • Kayakers and canoeists can better plan trips using a detailed map of the trail system
  • Complete overnight shelter reservations

An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2017 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions, including: websites, mobile applications, print media, interactive displays, public exhibits, online advertising, video, email and more.

About the Horizon Interactive Awards

The competition recognizes, promotes and awards the best websites, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile applications. Each year, the Horizon Interactive Awards receives thousands of entries from all over the world and a volunteer panel of industry professionals, from diverse multi-media, graphic design, advertising and marketing backgrounds, review the entries to determine the work that is to be recognized.

About the Alabama State Lands Division

The Alabama State Lands Division performs a broad range of property management activities relating to state-owned land. Most lands managed by the Division are trust lands managed for a specific purpose.

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).

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at


Alabama Interactive
Jonathan Kimbrough, (866) 353-EGOV

Release Summary

Alabama State Lands Division’s Canoe Trails website received a gold medal in the government website category of the Horizon Interactive Awards.


Alabama Interactive
Jonathan Kimbrough, (866) 353-EGOV