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Forum One Wins 11 Communicator Awards

We are excited to announce that Forum One has been recognized as a 2022 Communicator Awards winner of 11 awards in seven different categories! 

The Communicator Awards honor excellence in innovation and creative work in marketing and communications. Organized by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), this year’s 28th annual awards includes over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the world’s largest awards of its kind.

Forum One received 11 awards in seven categories in this year’s awards for excellence and distinction in website design, development, and digital strategy across the categories of government, DEI, education, arts, health, cultural institutions, and annual reports for corporate communications. 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Excellence – Website for Government

Forum One Wins 11 Communicator Awards

The Harry S. Truman Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding young men and women committed to public service leadership. The Foundation was created in 1975, and since then it has supported nearly 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference across the globe.  

Truman Foundation staff selected Forum One to redesign and develop the new Forum One transformed into a streamlined design tailored to Truman’s main audience groups: scholars, candidates, and faculty representatives.

2021 State of Babies Yearbook (Zero to Three)

Excellence – Annual Report for Corporate Communications

The Zero to Three Policy Center is an independent, non-partisan research-based voice that educates the public and political leaders about the unique developmental needs of babies and toddlers. Zero to Three advances policy solutions designed to support and strengthen families, raise awareness and promote action on behalf of babies and toddlers. The State of Babies Yearbook is an annual report that provides a narrative of the data collected on the developmental needs of babies and toddlers that is shared with policymakers and caregivers to inform legislation and improve outcomes for babies and toddlers.

National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race 

Excellence – Website for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Forum One worked with the NMAAHC team to design and launch the Talking About Race section of the website, extending our design system and inviting user experience to share relevant and engaging resources for diverse audiences. Talking About Race has been widely referenced and shared as a compelling, timely, and actionable resource in recent months as people across the country seek to educate themselves and others and have candid, overdue, and often difficult conversations about race in our society and how to make substantial progress in ending racism. 

Environmental Protection Agency

Excellence – Website for Government

Forum One has worked with EPA since 2012 to plan and implement a range of strategic, prioritized efforts to unify and optimize the Agency’s complex enterprise Drupal presence, encompassing hundreds of sites. Our work has included an enterprise website redesign of, and a full platform upgrade and migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and 9 on a new cloud hosting infrastructure that we architected that launched in 2021. 

Farm to School Census

Distinction – Website for Government

Farm to School is a nationwide grant program run by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that encourages school districts to buy more food from local farmers to spur economic development and make meals healthier, more affordable, and more environmentally conscious. Since 2014, Forum One has partnered with FNS to uncover and illustrate the most compelling stories emerging from the annual Farm to School Census, which collects and analyzes data on how 18,000 school districts are using local food. In 2019, USDA conducted the third Farm to School Census to measure progress towards reaching its goals.

Urban Institute Ed Data Portal

Distinction – Website for Education

The Urban Institute is a “nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity.”  We partnered with the Urban Institute’s Center on Education and Policy to reinvision their Education Data Explorer. This tool provides data on schools across the country – School Districts, Colleges and Universities, Legal Units (i.e. KIP charter schools) – tied to geographies (city, town, county, census tract). We worked with the Urban Institute to redesign the Education Data Explorer improving its front-end interface and workflow for data updates.

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Distinction – Website for Art

Forum One designed and developed a user-friendly and flexible digital experience for the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts to serve its evolving needs and diverse audiences in a time of rebranding and transition, to showcase exhibitions, drive engagement with events and classes, and deliver an integrated and world-class experience for visitors that celebrates the art of the Delta region while bringing national and international voices into the community.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Distinction – Website for Health

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funds research to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, policymakers, researchers, insurers, and other stakeholders make informed healthcare decisions. Forum One has worked as a digital strategic partner to PCORI since 2013 to help the organization establish its identity and extend its reach online, providing services spanning digital strategy, user experience, design, Drupal development, analytics, and ongoing support and optimizations. 

Nation’s Report Card, National Assessment of Educational Progress Long Term Trends

Distinction – Website for Education

Since 2012, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has engaged Forum One to design and build more engaging, interactive reports to share the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results. Since then, Forum One has completed multiple reports each year under the NAEP program, including the most recent 2019 Nation’s Report Cards for Mathematics, Reading, and Science, and the 2018 Technology and Engineering Literacy, Civics, Geography, and U.S. History Assessments, designing and building interactive reports to explore NAEP data at the national, state, and district levels.

American Council of Learned Societies

Distinction – Website for Cultural

Forum One Wins 11 Communicator Awards

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) supports the creation and circulation of knowledge that advances understanding of humanity and human endeavors in the past, present, and future, with a view toward improving the human experience. We worked with ACLS to translate their new strategic priorities into an engaging digital experience. We also helped to streamline their workflows and content administration with CRM integration, improved site architecture, and a component-based design approach. Our design aimed to bring the human element of the humanities into focus.

I’m Determined

Distinction – Website for Education

Forum One Wins 11 Communicator Awards

I’m Determined, a project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, connects youth – especially those with disabilities – with self-determining educational opportunities and resources to help them succeed in school, make friends, make decisions, and develop leadership skills. Forum One worked with stakeholders from I’m Determined and the James Madison University (JMU) Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services to develop a comprehensive digital strategy, reimagine and redesign the program’s brand identity, and redesign and develop the website in WordPress to increase the program’s reach and impact.

We are so grateful for this recognition and would like to extend an extra congratulations to Forum One team members who’ve been working on these projects and our amazing partners who have given us the opportunity to collaborate.

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