Acquia Announces Winners of Inaugural Partner Site of the Year Awards [May 24, 2013]

Partner Projects Lauded for Creativity and Innovation

PORTLAND, OR – DrupalCon Portland – May 24, 2013 – Acquia, where great digital experiences begin, today announced the winners of its first Partner Site of the Year awards. An award ceremony was held at the conclusion of Acquia Partner Day during DrupalCon Portland.

Digital agencies that partner with Acquia to deliver great digital experiences for their clients submitted their best client sites for consideration. Executives at Acquia pored over 114 nominated sites to select the 21 best Drupal sites as finalists to advance. A panel of distinguished judges, comprised of experts from the digital marketing and Drupal communities, evaluated the finalists based on several criteria, including visual design, functionality, integration and overall experience to select the winning sites.

Winners of Acquia’s inaugural Partner Site of the Year Awards were:

General Commercial: Genuine Interactive for Imprivata
Higher Education: Pixel Onion for Singapore Management University
Mobile: Appnovation for Elle Decor
Not for Profit: VML for Higher M-Pact
Public Sector: Phase2 for Georgia.gov
Social: Isovera for Seek or Shout
Web Experience and Best in Show: Digital Bungalow for Humana - My Well Being

“The competition among Acquia Partner Site nominees was strong, as the sites featured outstanding design, well-integrated functionality and great use of content, community and multimedia,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards & the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Davies served as a judge during the finalist round of the program. “Congratulations to the winners; their collective work demonstrates innovation in delivering great digital experiences.”

“Award-winning sites all feature an appealing design, an experience that draws visitors into the content, great use of multimedia and easy and intuitive navigation – all made possible by Drupal,” said Joe Wykes, vice president of global channels at Acquia. “Our partners are creative, innovative and bold, and we’re proud to share with you some of the very best examples of their work.”

Partner sites that compete in the award program all leverage extensive functionality found in Drupal, the free, open-source web development platform. Drupal provides the freedom and agility to great deliver digital experiences that incorporate rich content, social communities and ecommerce offerings. There are more than 1.5 million websites currently using Drupal, each benefiting from a wide community of developers who enrich Drupal’s functionality for users with themes and plug-in modules.

Award-winning projects will be featured prominently throughout the year on Acquia.com. To see other examples of great websites on Drupal, visit www.drupalshowcase.com.

The 17th Annual Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is available on demand at www.webbyawards.com.

About Acquia
Acquia is where great digital experiences begin. Acquia is helping some of the world's leading brands succeed, including Twitter, Mercedes Benz, Warner Music Group, and Stanford University. Join the more than 3,800 organizations that are moving at the speed of the web with Acquia’s solutions for content, community and commerce. Acquia offers developer tools, cloud solutions and global expertise to drive success the open source way.

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