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Maryland.gov Awards and Honors

2018 (18 Awards)

9/12/2018 — Center for Digital Government: Government to Citizen Project Experience Award

The Center for Digital Government recently awarded AccessDNR mobile and Apple Watch app with the Government to Citizen Project Experience Award. This native mobile app provides hunters, anglers, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts with the latest Maryland outdoor recreation information, news and alerts right at their fingertips. Maryland was the first state to publish an Apple Watch app for government. The mobile app boasts innovative uses of geolocation, including a feature that alerts boaters of speed limits and zones on state waterways. AccessDNR also introduced its first Alexa skill with the DNR's Fishing Reports. This Alexa skill allows the user to hear the entire fishing report or may select one of the five major fishing regions in the state.

9/12/2018 — Center for Digital Government: Government to Business Project Experience Award

The Center for Digital Government recently awarded Maryland Business Express (MBE) with the Government to Business Project Experience Award. MBE is an award winning, multi-agency business-centric platform. This next-generation platform offers aggregated content across Maryland state agencies and is the go-to location for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to locate information and relevant online services necessary to plan, start, manage and grow their business. The portal also points entrepreneurs and other business customers to online business services to quickly and easily complete and submit information required to register a business and trade name, manage legal entities, establish tax accounts, manage and maintain professional licenses, and electronically file many state and county licenses.

9/12/2018 — Center for Digital Government: Innovation Award

The Center for Digital Government recently awarded an Innovation Award for the State's Enterprise Widget Framework (EWF) API Library. The Widget Framework provides state agencies with centralized and standardized code, allowing for rapid development and deployment of a variety of widgets. The widgets deliver unified branding and are available to all agencies. Widgets include NearYou, Online Services, standardized Header, Google translate and Google Site Search.

9/12/2018 — Center for Digital Government: Overall State Government Experience Award

The Maryland.gov communications platform was honored by the Center for Digital Government with second-place in the Overall State Government Experience Awards. Maryland's award-winning platform embraces personalization and takes a user-centric approach for creating direct engagement with citizens via the web, smartphones, wearbles, live chat, chatbots and voice assistants.

9/11/2018 — WebAward: Government Standard of Excellence

The Maryland Business Express platform has been honored with the Government Standard of Excellence by the WebAward program. The WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

9/11/2018 — WebAward: Best Government Website

Maryland.gov, the State's Official Website, was named the 2018 Best Government Website award by WebAward. The WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

5/7/2018 — Communicator Awards: Silver Award of Distinction

Maryland.gov, the State's Official Website, has received a 2018 Silver Award of Distinction by the Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards is overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) as a leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.

5/7/2018 — Communicator Awards: Silver Award of Distinction

Maryland Department of Health Controlled Dangerous Substance Registration Renewal Portal, has received a 2018 Silver Award of Distinction by the Communicator Awards. With entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

4/26/2018 — Gold Hermes Creative Award Government Websites

Maryland.gov has been honored by the Hermes Creative Awards with a 2018 Gold Award in the government website category. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The award is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, and with over 6,000 entries, it truly honors the outstanding work of our Maryland.gov team.

4/26/2018 — Gold Hermes Creative Award Government Websites

The next generation Maryland Business Express Portal has been honored by the Hermes Creative Awards with a 2018 Gold Award in the government website category. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The award is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, and with over 6,000 entries, it truly honors the outstanding work of our Maryland Business Express team.

4/26/2018 — Honorable Mention Hermes Creative Award Mobile Information Experience

Maryland Department of Natural Resources official mobile application AccessDNR has been honored by the Hermes Creative Awards with a Honorable Mention in the mobile information experience category. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media, judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

4/23/2018 — StateScoop 50 Award: State Innovation of the Year Award

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation has received Innovation of the Year honors in this year’s StateScoop 50 Awards for their Maryland Business Express Resource website & Chatbot . StateScoop 50 recognizes programs and individuals for their achievements and contributions to the state and local government IT community.

4/2/2018 — Gold Horizon Interactive Award: Government Websites

Maryland’s award-winning website, www.Maryland.gov, recently earned a Gold Horizon Interactive Award in the Government Website category. The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing outstanding achievement among interactive media producers. The competition recognizes and awards the best web sites, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile applications.

4/2/2018 — Bronze Horizon Interactive Award: Mobile Utility

AccessDNR has recently been honored by Horizon Interactive Awards with a 2017 Bronze Award in the mobile utility category. The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing outstanding achievement among interactive media producers from all over the world. The 2017 competition saw over 1000 entries from around the world including 36 out of 50 US States and 16 countries.

4/2/2018 — Bronze Horizon Interactive Award: Government Web Services

Maryland Department of Agriculture State Chemist Registration Portal has been honored by Horizon Interactive Awards with a Bronze Award in the government web services category. The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing outstanding achievement among interactive media producers from all over the world. The 2017 competition saw over 1000 entries from around the world including 36 out of 50 US States and 16 countries.

1/10/2018 — Gold AVA Digital Award: Government Websites

Maryland’s award-winning website, www.Maryland.gov, recently earned a Gold AVA Digital Media Award in the Government Website category. This honor recognizes that Maryland.gov has contributed to the evolution of digital media and incorporated interactivity in the website design to better serve the citizens in the state of Maryland.

1/10/2018 — Platinum AVA Digital Award: Apps for Information Experience

AccessDNR has recently been honored by AVA Digital Awards with a 2018 Platinum Award in the apps for information experience category. This is the highest level of recognition offered by the AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.

1/10/2018 — AVA Digital Award Honorable Mention

Maryland Department of Agriculture State Chemist Registration Portal has been honored by AVA Digital Awards with an Honorable Mention in the government web services category. The AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.