The second annual Swiggy Awards have been announced. The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services received the first place award for its website (http://wvseniorservices.gov). The Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute at West Virginia State University (http://grdi.wvstateu.edu
) won second place. WVU Hospitals (http://health.wvu.edu
) received the third place award.
The Swiggy Awards were created by the Statewide Internet Group (also known as SWIG) a user group of state webmasters. The Swiggy Awards are given to the top three websites that exemplify design excellence in state government, K-12 schools or higher education. The purpose of the contest is to recognize state organizations' efforts in creating and maintaining well-designed, helpful, accessible, and easy-to-use websites for the citizens of West Virginia.
Eight nominations were received and can be seen online at http://swig.wv.gov. A committee of SWIG members representing various state organizations judged the entries. The websites were assessed in the following areas: general impressions, writing, navigation & usability, layout & aesthetics, functionality, accessibility & web standards.
SWIG is a user group of the state Information Technology Council (ITC). Participation in SWIG is diverse and includes people from across the state responsible for maintaining, developing or coordinating websites at state agencies, in the K-12 school system, or in higher education. The West Virginia University Office of Information Technology provided sponsorship of the 2007 Swiggy Awards.
For more information about SWIG, visit http://swig.wv.gov.