Commission website wins Communicator Awards
WASHINGTON, DC: Last week, the website for the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission garnered national-level recognition from the world of public affairs.
The website www.worldwar1centennial.org was honored by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) in their 22nd Annual Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards are the world's largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.
The Centennial Commission's website received two 'Awards of Distinction' -- one in the 'Government' category, and the other in the 'Non-Profit' category. The site provides a clearinghouse for education resources, public awareness, and event information, regarding the centennial of America's involvement in World War I. The site also provides progress updates on the new national World War I Memorial in Washington DC.
"We are thrilled to be recognized for this effort" said Commission Executive Director Daniel Dayton. "Our Commission's job is to tell the World War I story to the American people, and this shows that we are doing just that".
The Communicator Awards are judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, a cooperative group of top-tier professionals from media, advertising, and marketing firms.
The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission was set up by Congress in 2013 to provide for education and commemorative programs regarding American involvement in the war. The Commission was also authorized to create the new World War I Memorial, which will be built in Pershing Park, adjacent to both the National Mall and to the White House, in DC.
More information on the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, and on the Communicator Awards, can be found here. www.communicatorawards.com.