For the second year in a row, the Statewide Internet Group (also known as “SWIG”) is holding its Swiggy Award competition to recognize excellence in state website design.
The "Swiggy" is awarded to the top three websites nominated from within state government, K-12 schools, or higher education. The purpose of the Swiggy Awards 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.
Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2008.
An award-winning website should be aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. For state and federal organizations, websites must also be accessible – meaning they can be used by people with all types of disabilities. Websites must be nominated by the organization owning the website and should be visible to the public.
The 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.
To nominate a website and for more information on the contest, visit http://swig.wv.gov.