The 2023 w3 Award winners have been announced, and we’re excited to say that we’re among the amazing roster of award winners for this year. Not only did we make the list one time – we made it eight times with two gold wins for non-profit and cultural institution websites and six silver wins for apps and websites in non-profits, health, families and kids, the environment and sustainability, science, and education.
The w3 Awards are judged by an illustrious panel of industry leaders in websites, advertising, mobile sites and apps, video, social media, podcasts, and emerging technologies and showcase the best work in these fields for a given year. Congratulations to all of our clients and team members who worked hard to earn these high honors. Check out all of our w3 Award winners below!
American Jazz Museum
Gold – Cultural Institutions Website
Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, and features live music in their venues, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater. We partnered with the Museum to launch their new brand to the world. This work not only included launching a new website but also revitalizing the entire American Jazz Museum brand as a whole. The new American Jazz Museum brand positions the museum to be a beacon of rich history and vibrancy for the community and neighborhood, and attract audiences from around the country to experience music from a range of eras and artists.
March of Dimes
Gold – Non-Profit Website
March of Dimes is dedicated to leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Their goals are to end preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap. Their work includes research, education for families and health professionals, support for families directly affected by the maternal health crisis, and advocacy.
Forum One partnered with March of Dimes to consolidate their more than 40 web platforms to develop an easy and streamlined experience for audience members to engage as they like, as well as create a website that could clearly communicate their mission.
Compass by March of Dimes
Silver – Family & Kids Mobile Apps & Sites
As part of March of Dimes’ mission to fight for the health of all mothers and babies, March of Dimes came to Forum One with the goal of being the digital leader in providing families across the birthing continuum with comprehensive support at the right time to meet their needs. To achieve this, March of Dimes and Forum One worked together to develop Compass by March of Dimes.
Compass is an app designed to support parents in their journey from pregnancy through postpartum by providing answers, resources, and compassion at every step. The app includes journals and trackers to allow parents to record important information about their journey, a glossary of commonly used terms, a community and resource library, a directory of NICU family support partners, a postpartum checkup, and more.
National Rural Health Resource Center
Silver – Non-Profit Website
The National Rural Health Resource Center provides technical assistance, information, tools, and resources for the improvement of rural health care. The work that the center does is crucial in rural communities, where it improves the health of rural populations and helps to keep many rural hospitals open.
Forum One worked with the National Rural Health Resource Center to design their new website in Drupal 9. This redesign took a user-centric approach to better meet the needs of the site’s users and also utilized accessible, inclusive, and scalable design.
Silver – Environmental & Sustainability Website
Since 1970, NRDC has been working to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC combines the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of more than 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. Forum One has partnered with NRDC to develop its website as well as additional digital assets, such as an immersive storytelling experience to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2020 and an offshore drilling position tracking tool to help constituents easily find their legislators’ positions on offshore drilling. Overall, this work has helped to empower NRDC’s content managers, engage their audience, and amplify their impact.
NYU Congressional District Health Dashboard
Silver – Health Website
Created by the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in partnership with and support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Congressional District Health Dashboard is based on a belief that where a person lives shouldn’t determine how long or how well they live.
The Dashboard recognizes that while everyone should have the same opportunity to live the healthiest life possible, persistent and systemic barriers to health and opportunity exist in many areas across the country. While city, state, and regional-level data exist, the Congressional District Health Dashboard launched in January 2023 as a first-of-its-kind resource, offering trusted data on health and its drivers for all 435 (and Washington DC) U.S. congressional districts.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Silver – Science Website
The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) is a multipurpose research facility operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy. Since its opening in 1962, SLAC has been helping create the future, including the launch of the first website in North America in 1991. In order to continue attracting top talent and share its mission with stakeholders, SLAC was looking for a complete redesign of its website. Forum One worked with SLAC to create a Drupal site that achieved all of these goals and more.
The Nation’s Report Card
Silver – Education Website
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a U.S. Department of Education program, assesses students nationwide on educational outcomes and reports the results to a wide set of stakeholders, including policymakers, education officials, and the media. Since 2012, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has engaged Forum One to design and build more engaging, interactive reports to share the NAEP results, including the most recent 2022 Nation’s Report Cards for Mathematics and Reading, designing and building interactive reports to explore NAEP data at the national, state, and district levels. We also created Highlights pages of infographics, visualizations, and data stories to summarize key takeaways, trends, and insights into the state of K-12 education, including those for the Mathematics, Reading, and Science reports.
As you can see, we’ve been busy working to make a big impact with all of our partners, from helping to improve the lives of mothers and children to helping people understand and push for systemic changes to improve health outcomes in their communities. These awards are a great honor and representation of that work, but we feel even more honored to be able to work every day with the amazing people who made it happen!