NH.com announces winners of best NH Web site contest
MANCHESTER, NH – The Timberland Company's Web site was chosen as Best of Show at the Eighth Annual New Hampshire Internet Awards March 8th at the Center of New Hampshire, Manchester. NH.com, the state's premier site for news, information and events, created and hosted the Internet Awards to recognize online excellence in New Hampshire. The site was recognized in the Best Retail Site category and selected as the Best of Show by the judges from among all of the first place sites. This year set a record for the event in terms of entries, with 307 sites were nominated in 22 categories, representing every economic sector in the state: health care, automotive, real estate, public service, government, media, retail and service, as well as sites related to schools, kids, manufacturing, hospitality, tourism and business in general. According to event manager Tricia Baker Schmitt, attendance topped last year's numbers as well. "This event gets bigger ever year - and the competition gets tougher," said NH.com New Media Manager Ernesto Burden. That's a direct reflection of the maturity of the Web as a necessary channel by which to do business, and the fact that New Hampshire companies and design firms got into this playing field early and kept the energy high in terms of growth and innovation." Comedian Mike McDonald reprised his role as emcee for a second year. McDonald is a regular in Las Vegas and has appeared on Showtime, HBO, and the Comedy Channel. He has has entertained our troops in over 40 different countries while touring with the USO. This year's event also raised awareness of the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). CHaD staff members were available to answer questions and accept a donation on behalf of the NH Internet Awards to help further the hospital's use of technology in the care of their pediatric patients. The Winners Here are the first place winners in each category. For a complete list of winners, go online at www.nh.com/misc/nhia/winners.html. Best of show The Timberland Company www.timberland.com Best retail site The Timberland Company www.timberland.com Best site for kids Mite Jr. Monarchs Hockey Team www.mitejrmonarchs.com Earl Studios New Media Agency Best hospitality site Ski New Hampshire www.skinh.com Harbour Light Strategic Marketing Best use of technology Calypso Communications www.calypsocom.com Hatchling Studios Best corporate site The Timberland Company www.timberland.com Coolest school Hanover High School www.hanoverhigh.org Best building & remodeling site Construct Design Concrete Studio www.construct-design.com Best media site Seacoast Online www.seacoastonline.com Seacoast Media Group Best wheels CDB Motorsports www.cdbmotorsports.com Streamline Media Studios Best small retail site Cymbidium Floral www.cymbidiumfloral.com Brigham Pendleton Design Best manufacturing site MARKEM www.markem.com Outer Limits - large Massachusetts Department of Public Health www.quitworks.org Gibbs Studios Best service business site Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital www.lakesregionvet.com Acorn Creative Best real estate site The Michael Bean Group, LLC www.beangroup.com Agentmaster Best tourism site Charmingfare Farm www.visitthefarm.com Best education site Monarch School of New England www.monarchschoolne.org Artstream Studios Best government site Manchester Airport www.flymanchester.com wedü Best small service business site Sam Ash Music Institute www.samashmusicinstitute.com Varuna Design & Advertising, LLC Best entertainment site New Hampshire Film Expo www.nhfx.com Streamline Media Studios Best healthcare site Hunt Community www.huntcommunity.org Creative Co-op Outer Limits - small AF Studios www.af-studios.com Wetherbee Creative & Web Design Webster public service award Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce www.ExperienceThreeRivers.com Hexa Interactive About the Awards The New Hampshire Internet Awards (NHIA) is an annual celebration of the talent and creativity of New Hampshire web designers, professionals and hobbyists alike. NH.com is proud to sponsor this annual event as the leading Web site for New Hampshire visitors, residents and newcomers. The Awards recognize design, programming, and creativity. All sites are judged by out-of-state Web designers over a one-month period. And the contest culminates in an Awards Gala where the sites are projected on the screen, elegant glass trophies and certificates are presented, designers have the opportunity to network with colleagues and friends, and everyone enjoys good food and drink.