Recognized as Gold Winner in the W3 Awards was recognized as a Gold Winner in the Website Features – Visual Appeal category in the sixth annual W3 Awards by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

Receiving more than 3,000 entries this year, the W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators 2011 W3 Awards Gold Winner Markworldwide. Entries are judged based on a standard of excellence as determined by the IAVA, and are scored on a 10 point scale. Less than 10% of all entries are recognized as Gold Winners.

“This year’s W3 Winners demonstrate the out-of-the box thinking and creative execution that exemplifies what the Web is all about” said Linda Day, the Executive Director of the IAVA. “On behalf of the entire Academy, congratulations to this year’s W3 Award entrants and winners for their dedication to pushing the limits and finding new ways to raise the bar in Web Creativity.” was designed by Petrol, a full-service design agency.

W3 Award Gallery featuring FIDMDigitalArts in the Website Features Visual Appeal Category

The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and 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 IAVA is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, Brandweek, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO,, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!.

Visit for a complete list of W³ Award Winners. To read about other awards that has earned, click here.

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Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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