Washington DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
D.C. area web design firm, Blue Water, was officially recognized for their design of the ‘Quitter In You’ website by the 18th annual Webby Awards. Blue Water teamed up with the American Lung Association to create the ‘Quitter in You’ (http://quitterinyou.org/) microsite to provide smokers with the resources necessary to kick-start the quitting process. The intuitive and responsively designed ‘Quitter In You’ website provides top-of-the-line tools, tips, and support, for people who want to quit smoking. As a result of Blue Water’s unique vision and innovative design, the company was named Official Webby Honoree in the Charitable Organizations/Non-Profit category.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and creator of the Jif Steve Wilhite.
"Honorees like Blue Water are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 12,000 entries we received this year." According to Webby Award guidelines, The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 20 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement, and is based on six main criteria: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and overall experience. Blue Water’s dedication to its digital initiatives has led to the company’s recognition as an industry leader driving innovation and progress on the Web.
About Blue Water
Blue Water is an award-winning information technology, web design, and interactive marketing agency based in Washington, D.C., with offices in New York and San Francisco. The firm provides Government, business, and non-profit clients with full life cycle support for digital initiatives including custom web & software development, commercial and government website design, digital marketing, hosting, 508 compliance and ongoing site maintenance. Leveraging cutting edge web design techniques, flexible open source software applications, emerging technologies, and integrated marketing campaigns, Blue Water offers a turnkey approach to attaining online success. For more information, please visit: http://www.bluewatermedia.com/.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.