This month, CiV Digital won the Non-Profit Standard of Excellence award for our work building a website as well as mobile apps for Blood:Water Mission on its 40 Days of Water Challenge. Blood:Water Mission is a great Nashville-based grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa — in fact, this year Blood:Water celebrated the construction of its 1,000th clean water well in Africa.
This is the fourth year in a row that CiV Digital has won at least one award from the Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards competition. We’re glad to keep the streak alive, and we’re glad that our work for Blood:Water was recognized.
What Is The Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards Competition?
Thousands of websites are submitted to the WebAwards judges every year, from around the world. Winners are chosen in 96 categories. The resulting awards are regarded as one of the Internet’s top recognitions.
Judges score the entries for 7 criteria: Design, Innovation, Content, Technology, Interactivity, Copywriting and Ease of Use. These scores are then weighed against industry averages and WebAward entry averages. The top scorers are awarded Standards of Excellence, Outstanding Websites, Best Web Site of Industry, and (only one) Best of Show.
Judges consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing Web sites – including members of the media, interactive creative directors, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site development and technology. Past judges have included top executives from leading organizations such as A&E Television Networks, Agency.com, BGT Partners, Blattner Brunner, Bridge Worldwide, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Comedy Central, Disney, Euro RSCG, Ion Global, J. Walter Thompson, John Deere Company, New York Post Interactive, Organic, Inc., Refinery, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, SAP, Starwood Hotels, Sun Microsystems, Warner Bros. Online, Xerox and Website Magazine.
While we are glad to win the recognition from our peers, we are even more thankful for yet another opportunity to promote the good work our friends at Blood:Water Mission are doing.
CiV Digital has also won awards for its work with the Ashbrook Center and the NEH to create History Interactives for the Classroom as part of its We the People initiative, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) and Blood:Water Mission.
DJ Smith is the CEO and founder of CiV Digital. He loves helping nonprofits and businesses do great things with the web.