Recognized with Prestigious Interactive Media Award
05/20/2011 wins at the 9th Annual Horizon Interactive Media Awards Competition

Online PR News – 20-May-2011 – – The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2010 award winners to highlight this year’s most outstanding work in interactive media production. was recognized for their excellence with a bronze award in the activism/non-profit category.

“ has always asked the question, ‘What’s next? What’s best?’ in regards to our land resources—we know there are smarter answers out there,” said Jim Erkel, program director. “Recognition for asking those questions and for serving as a resource for making Minnesota’s future the best possible is very rewarding.”

The ninth annual, international competition saw more than 1,000 entries from 22 countries around world. An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, as well as an end-user panel, evaluated 37 different categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2010 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including websites, CDs and DVDs, online ads, video, mobile applications and more.

“The 2010 competition was an outstanding entry field,” said Mike Sauce, founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “The overall diversity and quality of entries we received was fantastic and judging was very competitive. We’re starting to see a convergence of all types of media, from web to mobile, into more integrated solutions for clients around the world. That’s exciting to see!”

The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the competition each year with the winners announced in May. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards at

About the Horizon Interactive Awards
Since 2001, the Horizon Interactive Awards competition has received thousands of entries from countries around the world and nearly all 50 U.S. states. Each year, those entries are narrowed to be recognized and promoted on an international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, end-user panel and a worldwide panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries are dubbed the “best of the best” in the interactive media industry. For more information, visit

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