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October 27, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Website Recognized

Colonial Williamsburg’s website has been recognized with awards from the International Media Council Inc., and the International Academy of Visual Arts.

For the second year, the Interactive Media Council has named Kids Zone “Best in Class,” the highest Interactive Media Award the group grants. The award represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism. “Kids Zone,” www.history.org/kids, introduces young children to history and teaches them about life in colonial America by providing colorful characters, interactive games and activities designed to engage them in history.

The International Academy of the Visual Arts has recognized www.history.org with a gold W3 Award and Kids Zone with a silver W3 Award. The W3 Awards honor outstanding websites, Web marketing, Web video and mobile applications created by interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide. History.org offers webcams, podcasts and vodcasts, audio and video clips, online museum exhibits, live streaming Electronic Field Trips, interactive games, links to the journal of Colonial Williamsburg, a newsroom and links to special Internet hotel and ticket packages.

Created by the Interactive Media Council Inc., (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading Web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other Web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards, establishes the judging system and provides judges for the competition.

The W3 Awards are sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from media, interactive, advertising and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as AvatarLabs, Big Spaceship, Block Media, Condé Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estée Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, Microsoft, MTV Networks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Victoria's Secret, Wired, Yahoo! and many others.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280



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