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Mississippi’s Official State Website Awarded for Excellence

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The State of Mississippi’s award-winning website has been nationally recognized again for excellence in interactive media. Ms.gov was recently honored with the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Best In Class Award and the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts W3 Award. These mark the third and fourth awards the innovative, mobile-oriented site has received this year.

“The State of Mississippi’s website was chosen out of thousands of entries for these highly sought-after awards,” said Dr. Craig Orgeron, CIO and Executive Director of Mississippi Information Technology Services. “To be recognized on the national level for providing our citizens with a best-in-class design and supreme usability is something we are very proud of.”

The award-winning redesign of ms.gov has delivered a new standard to Mississippi. With citizen-focused design and increased mobility, ms.gov is dramatically improving how citizens interact with the state. The latest version of ms.gov is packed with features including:

  • Adaptive and responsive mobile design
  • Browser based push notifications for alerts and news
  • GeoIP mapping technology
  • Flickr showcase
  • User focused content
  • Accessibility for all users

Award entries for both the IMA and W3 awards undergo rigorous testing and points-based comprehensive judging processes. Work is judged on design, creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design and ease of use. These competitions receive thousands of entries from all over the world, of which only a small percentage are honored. This is ms.gov’s third consecutive IMA Best of Class and second consecutive W3 award.

Under the self-funded model of Mississippi’s eGovernment partner, Mississippi Interactive (MSI), ms.gov’s redesign was completed at no cost to the state or citizens. To date, the design, maintenance and customer support efforts of ms.gov are valued at over $500,000. For a full listing of all awards won by ms.gov, click here.

Other Information

Official State of Mississippi Website – http://www.ms.gov
IMA Website – http://www.interactivemediaawards.com/
AVIA W3 Website – http://www.w3award.com/

About Mississippi Interactive

Mississippi Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Mississippi. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) .

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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