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Galveston.com Captures Gold in Annual W3 Awards

[ October 8, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA ] - The Winners of The 2009 W3 Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts today. Receiving nearly 3,000 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, and Web Video created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. Please visit www.w3award.com for a complete list of W3 Award Winners.

Galveston.com, the official tourism website of Galveston Island, Texas was a Gold Award winner in the Tourism category, which included websites spotlighting destinations. The company won a Silver award in this category in 2006.

"We were incredibly impressed by the quality and creativity of this year’s entries. W3 winners continue to set the bar in Web development and design, push the limits of web advertising creativity and advance the use of web video. We are thrilled to have reviewed such a diverse and respected pool of work" said Linda Day, the executive director of the IAVA. "On behalf of the entire Academy, we congratulate this year’s W³ Award winners as they continue to advance Internet creativity and greatly contribute to the robust and ever-changing online community."

Highlighting the diversity of entries and winners in this year’s competition, the 2009 Best-in-Show
winners represent an impressive group of agencies and companies of all sizes.

About W3...

The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. Simply put, the W3 is the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.

The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit www.iavisarts.org for a full member list and additional information.
For more information about the W³ Awards, please visit www.w3award.com, email The W³ Awards at info@w3award.com or call (606) 326-9326.

About Galveston.com & Company...

Galveston.com & Company, Inc.is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext module. For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company at via phone (409)763-8676 or email at websites@galveston.com.

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