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Arkansas State Agencies Honored with Three W3 Awards

State recognized for its groundbreaking, creative digital work

The state of Arkansas, in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA), has been recognized this week with three W3 awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Projects from the Arkansas Secretary of State, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, and Arkansas.gov all received Silver Winner accolades for pushing the boundaries of creativity in Web design and online marketing in a competition that drew more than 4,000 entries worldwide.

“It’s an honor for Arkansas to be recognized once again for its groundbreaking, creative digital work in the public sector,” INA Board Chair Ann Purvis said. “These awards speak to the collaboration and shared vision between our state agencies and partner, INA, and our ongoing efforts to exceed the expectations of citizens when they interact with government online.”

Arkansas state agencies won the following W3 Awards:

  • IDriveArkansas.com – Government Website 2014 Silver Winner (Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department)
    This responsive, interactive map presents real-time highway travel and weather conditions, and helps drivers make informed decisions about navigating the roads. Anyone with a mobile device, laptop or desktop computer can use IDrive Arkansas to get an overall understanding of what is happening on the state highway system.
     
  • Dream for a Living” – Public Service Web Video Silver Winner (Arkansas Secretary of State)
    As part of a Dream It Do It Arkansas website that makes it easier for entrepreneurs to open their business in the state, this Arkansas Secretary of State video celebrates the reasons why people become entrepreneurs and encourages Arkansans to follow their dreams.
     
  • Arkansas.gov - Government Website 2014 Silver Winner
    The recently redesigned state portal website features a modern design and innovative features including texting service Gov2Go, Smart Search, vertical parallax scrolling and a mobile-optimized “responsive” design that ensures citizens can access the site on any device.