Utah.gov Wins Award for Excellence in Multimedia Arts and Creativity

VEMA Recognizes Utah.gov for Innovative Design

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SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Today Utah.gov announced it has received the VEMA Award. The VEMA Award recognizes outstanding work of the innovative, artistic, and creative professionals involved in the multimedia arts and was created to honor talented individuals and companies who strive to further the evolution and excellence of the visual arts and digital communication. The VEMA Award is a symbol that embodies the spirit of multimedia excellence and artistry.

“It is an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Mark VanOrden, Chief Information Officer for the State of Utah. “ We have strived to create an online portal where the public can find the information and complete the transactions they need. I believe this award confirms our success at reaching that goal. Several new features at Utah.gov contributed to winning the award, however, the zooming user interface and the responsive design stand out as highlights of the excellent creative work done.”

The zooming user interface allows Utah.gov visitors to focus in on a section of the website and easily navigate directly to the information and details they seek.

With a large portion of the online population moving to mobile devices, Utah.gov also features responsive design, which adapts the online experience to any browser or screen size and determines the appropriate layout. For example, if a user visits from a mobile device or tablet, multi-columns are reduced to a single column and images are hidden so they do not interfere with the layout.

The VEMA Award is sanctioned and judged by the VEMA Arts & Standards Council, an invitation-only body consisting of a distinguished group of highly skilled professionals with expertise, leadership and vision in the various disciplines within the multimedia arts.

To find out more information about Utah.gov visit:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahGov
Facebook: http://www.utah.gov/facebook/
RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html
Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/

About Utah.gov

Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the State of Utah. Utah.gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2011 alone, Utah.gov received an unprecedented 17 awards making it the nation’s most honored state website.

Utah.gov is the official Web portal for the State of Utah (http://www.Utah.gov). It is managed and operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.

About NIC

NIC (EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of government Web sites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contact:
The State of Utah
David Fletcher, 801-538-3476
Chief Technology Officer
dfletcher@utah.gov
or
Utah Interactive
Rich Olsen, 801-983-0275
General Manager
rich@utahinteractive.org

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