NRHA Website Wins International Award

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Kelly R. Williams
kwilliams@nrha.us
757.314.1645

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 06/17/2010

The recently overhauled Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) website has received an Award of Distinction in the 2010 Communicator Awards presented by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

The 2010 competition received over 7,000 entries from across the US and around the world, making it the largest and most prestigious award of its kind. Awards were announced at the end of May.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current IAVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Condè Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, Keller Crescent, Monster.com, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Tribal DDB, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, Yahoo! and many others.

“As we continue our mission to honor Creative Excellence for Communications Professionals, we were once again amazed at the high level of work we received for this year’s Communicator Awards. With this year’s entries we found an increased awareness and reflection of the digital world in which we live, and our entrants always seem to find new and creative ways to push the envelope of possibilities across all mediums” noted Linda Day, director of the IAVA.
NRHA’s Communications and Marketing Department, assisted by 3 Waves Media, Virginia Beach, redesigned the website with the user in mind as well as search engine optimization and digital media interface.

“We set out to build a best-of-class website for our industry sector and are gratified by this recognition,” said Ed Ware, NRHA Director, Communications and Marketing. “The challenge now is to keep content fresh and relevant for the citizens we serve.” he said.

There is a very visible, consistent main navigation throughout the site. The homepage features several points of quick access to information. Other features include a site-wide search feature, RSS feed, upcoming events scroll, NRHA news articles, video integration, event calendar with registration ability, a news section that dynamically displays news article teasers, publications, House Plans Library and newsletter sign up.
 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Communicator Awards:
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit www.communicatorawards.com for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.iavisarts.org for a full member list and more information.
 

About NRHA: 

Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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