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Alabama Websites Recognized in Two International Award Competitions

September 13, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--This month, multiple Alabama websites, built and hosted by Alabama Interactive, were recognized by two award competitions: The Center for Digital Government’s Government Experience Awards and the Web Marketing Awards. Both prestigious competitions judge and award websites that are not only improving but also innovating the way citizens interact with government online.

Alabama.gov and the official website of the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, OutdoorAlabama.com received the Government Standard of Excellence award from the Web Marketing Award competition. This is the third award for Alabama.gov and the second for OutdoorAlabama.com in this competition. The websites received high scores from judges in the user accessibility and technology categories. Both websites offer a prominent and interactive search feature, which received praise from the judges. In addition to the search, both websites were ranked highly for ease of use, an increasing priority of citizens needing to access specific information in the fewest number of clicks.

Alabama.gov was also recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Government Experience Awards issued by the Center for Digital Government this month. Alabama was one of 10 states that were 2018 award recipients.

About the Web Marketing Awards

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion.

The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

About the Center for Digital Government

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.

The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on  state and local government and education. www.erepublic.com.

For a full listing of past awards won for alabama.gov, click here.

About the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. ADCNR is an executive and administrative department of the State of Alabama created by statute. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

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 www.egov.com.

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CONTACT: Alabama Interactive

Jonathan Kimbrough, 866-353-EGOV

JKimbrough@egov.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ALABAMA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT MOBILE/WIRELESS STATE/LOCAL

SOURCE: Alabama Interactive

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