Blue Water Media Selected by the International Academy of Visual Arts to Receive Five 2011 Davey Awards

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Recognition Has Been Given to Blue Water Media for Excellence in Government Web Design, Restaurant Web Design, Consumer Products and Services Web Design and Education Web Design.

The winners of The 2011 Davey Awards have just been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Washington DC web design firm, Blue Water Media, has been selected from nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world for their work on The Department of Health and Human Services website, The Scholarship Workshop website, the Please Propose website, the Congressional Seafood website and the Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro website. “We are honored to be recognized by the esteemed Davey awards bureau, which has a history of selecting the creative work from the best small firms across the globe,” says Blue Water Media Director of Web Design, Jennifer Koscielniak.

Blue Water Media’s website for the Office of the Inspector General Department of Health and Human Services,, was recognized in the Government website category of the competition. The award recognizes that the intuitive navigation, streamlined content and successful social media integration implemented by Blue Water Media will ensure that the OIG more aptly develops and distributes resources and information to assist the health care industry in their efforts to comply with the Nation's fraud and abuse laws.

Two websites were honored in the Consumer Products and Services category: high-end seafood retailer, Congressional Seafood, and wedding planning website, Please Propose. The Congressional Seafood website,, features an interactive blog, eye-catching imagery and a unique layout to better engage their seafood-loving target demographic. The Please Propose website,, is a unique and “man-friendly” digital portal where couples can easily connect with a network of premier wedding vendors through personalized custom dashboards, and vendors can instantly receive actual leads from couples who need their services.

The new Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro website,, was recognized in the competition’s Restaurant category. The site boasts flash animation, an interactive wine blog and a photo showcase displaying decadent gourmet food creations by Vinifera’s acclaimed resident chef. Like the restaurant, the site’s unique, stylish and welcoming feel delights Virginia food and wine enthusiasts and keeps them coming back for more.

Lastly, the Blue Water Media-designed website for The Scholarship Workshop was recognized in the Education category of the competition. The site,, is informative, user friendly and engaging. Using relevantly-themed pictures, such as graduation caps and text books enhance the site’s emphasis on education, helping The Scholarship Workshop better achieve its mission to assist deserving students in obtaining the resources necessary to achieve academic success.

About The Davey Awards:
The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock - the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the "Creative Davids" who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit for more information.

About Blue Water Media:
Blue Water Media is a leading web design agency in Washington DC offering a wide variety of design services including print, brand identity, and web design. Blue Water media has been providing customer web solutions to a host of businesses in the Washington DC metro area and beyond for nearly a decade and their superb track record of creating and maintaining innovative websites has been recognized by a number of industry awards. For more information, please visit


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