Ottawa company outshines thousands to claim top international web design honours

May 27, 2014

OPIN’s design of The Prime Minister of Canada website and SOS Children’s
Villages website beat out 5000 competitors from 24 countries to win
silver in two respective 2014 Summit Creative award categories.

OTTAWA, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ – OPIN, an Ottawa company specializing in
enterprise content management solutions built on Drupal, was recently
given international recognition for outstanding creative design.

“We are incredibly proud and grateful to have received this
distinction,” said Chris Smith, CEO of OPIN. “We have a very talented
and devoted group of individuals working at OPIN. Andrew Rylski, our
Creative Director, worked very hard on these websites so it is truly
gratifying to have that work identified as being among the best in the
world. I am particularly thrilled for our clients, who can take
singular satisfaction from this honour.”

The Prime Minister of Canada’s website was awarded the silver medal in
the government website category. SOS Children’s Villages Redesign was
also awarded a silver medal in the non-profit website category.

“Discriminating critics were highly impressed with OPIN’s creativity,”
noted Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director of Summit International
Awards (SIA). SIA is recognized as one of the premier arbiters of
creative excellence. This year’s panel of judges included professionals
from well-respected marketing and communications firms from around the

Dan Loftus, Director of Integrated Marketing at SOS Children’s Villages
Canada said the redesign has been a great boon for his organization not
only because the website is now more visually appealing, but because it
is also easier to navigate, resulting in greater engagement and more
donations. The organization, which provides orphaned and abandoned
children with a safe and loving home, must rely heavily on donations.

“We are honored that our website has been so well received not only by
our own community but now, by this international panel,” said Mr.
Loftus. “We are grateful to OPIN for allowing us to better meet the
needs of our audience with a more streamlined and helpful architecture
that truly captivates.”

OPIN has already received several honors and recognitions since its

Related links

Prime Minister of Canada website


SOS Children’s Villages Canada



Source: PR Newswire

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