Access Washington Awards

Award Description Year
2012 Sunny Award 2012 Sunny Awards: A+ Grade

The Sunny Awards recognizes governments that are doing an exemplary job at proactively disclosing information to taxpayers.
2012
2007 NASCIO Award Winner 2007 Digital Government: Government to Business (G to B)

For innovative applications that foster less cost to business for regulatory compliance; setting up and growing a business; and day-to-day government-to-business interactions. Examples include innovative portal services, one-stop solutions, provisions for transparent transactions, registering, compliance tracking, notifications, automating licensing, permitting, reporting, payment, procurement, and similar services.
2007
2006 Webby Honoree 2006 Webby Honoree: Best Welcome/Home Page

The Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Of the more than 5,500 entries submitted to the 10th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 20% were distinguished as an Official Honoree on June 20th, 2006.
2006
2006 Webby Honoree The 2006 Service Elite Awards

CRM magazine honors five organizations that reaped the benefits of their contact center and customer service initiatives in 2005 in the following categories: Web support services, workforce optimization, speech solutions, hosted contact center services, and agent-facing universal desktop.
2006
Center for Digital Government Center for Digital Government: Best of the Web 4th Place

For a decade, the leading edge of service delivery has been at the portal where governmental and educational entities have presented a single face to their respective publics. The Best of the Web (BOW) has been there to recognize and celebrate the innovations and resulting maturity in providing solutions and communicating well with citizens, businesses or educational communities.
2005
WSA Industry Achievement Award WSA Industry Achievement Award Finalist

Access Washington was a Finalist for Outstanding Contribution to Digital Government.
2005
Society for Technical Communication: Online Communication, International Level, Distinguished Award Society for Technical Communication: Online Communication, International Level, Distinguished Award

Access Washington received a Distinguished Award in the Online Communication Competition, technical marketing category at the International Competition of the Society for Technical Communication.
2005
Society for Technical Communication: Online Communication, Puget Sound Chapter level, Best of Show and Distinguished Award Society for Technical Communication: Online Communication, Puget Sound Chapter level, Best of Show and Distinguished Award

Access Washington received "Best of Show" and a Distinguished Award in the Online Communication Competition, technical marketing category for Access Washington from the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
2005
Center for Digital Government, Best of the Web 4th Place Center for Digital Government, Best of the Web 4th Place

For a decade, the leading edge of service delivery has been at the portal where governmental and educational entities have presented a single face to their respective publics. The Best of the Web (BOW) has been there to recognize and celebrate the innovations and resulting maturity in providing solutions and communicating well with citizens, businesses or educational communities.
2003
Center for Digital Government, Best of the Web 3rd Place Center for Digital Government, Best of the Web 3rd Place

For a decade, the leading edge of service delivery has been at the portal where governmental and educational entities have presented a single face to their respective publics. The Best of the Web (BOW) has been there to recognize and celebrate the innovations and resulting maturity in providing solutions and communicating well with citizens, businesses or educational communities.
2002
Center for Digital Government, 5th Place Center for Digital Government, 5th Place

For a decade, the leading edge of service delivery has been at the portal where governmental and educational entities have presented a single face to their respective publics. The Best of the Web (BOW) has been there to recognize and celebrate the innovations and resulting maturity in providing solutions and communicating well with citizens, businesses or educational communities.
2001
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Government Performance Project Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Government Performance Project

Washington State again scored tops in the nation for Information Technology, earning an A in this category. The study said "Washington is so good at so many things in this field that it sometimes seems to be playing in a different league from the other 49 states." The author also wrote, "Strategic planning has been top-drawer and it is getting better." Washington tied with two other states for the highest overall grade for government management, earning an A- for its combined performance in the categories of Financial Management, Capital Management, Human Resources, Managing for Results and Information Technology.
2001
Civic.com's Civic 50 Awards Civic.com's Civic 50 Awards

The state's Internet portal -- Access Washington -- was honored for its 24-hour customer support. This new service, built and implemented by SafeHarbor Technology Corp., provides citizens with a variety of customer service options, including chat, e-mail, telephone and Web cases -- a history of each citizen's previous questions and solution, and status reports on their current inquiries.
2001
IDG's CIO Magazine CIO Web Business 50 winner IDG's CIO Magazine CIO Web Business 50 winner

Access Washington was nominated by CIO staff members for its design, ease of use and functionality. Access Washington, the state's Internet portal is a winner of the prestigious CIO Web Business 50 Award from CIO magazine. The 5th annual CIO Web Business 50 Award honors 50 outstanding Web sites across business, government and non-profit platforms.
2001
2001 Emerald City Award Media Communications Association International, Emerald City Award 2001, Gold Award of Achievement

Media Communications Association International, an organization of media communications professionals that provides opportunities for networking, forums for education and resources for information, presented DIS Interactive Technologies the Gold Award of Achievement for work on Access Washington.
2001
International Association of Business Communicators: Gold Quill Awards, Award of Excellence International Association of Business Communicators: Gold Quill Awards, Award of Excellence

For more than 25 years, IABC's Gold Quill Awards program has been the hallmark of excellence in business communication. The Gold Quill Awards program is an annual international competition which offers professional communicators an opportunity to have their work evaluated by expert judges. Washington state's Internet portal, Access Washington, was honored in 2000 for its excellence in interactive communications programs for external audiences.
2000
Apex 2000 Publication of Excellence Apex 2000 Publication of Excellence

Access Washington was honored in 2000 during the twelfth annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition, sponsored by the Editors of Writing That Works, The Business Communications Report. APEX 2000 awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry -- in the opinion of the judges -- in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.
2000
Governor's Award - Service and Quality Improvement Governor's Award - Service and Quality Improvement

In July, 2000, Governor Gary Locke honored the DIS team responsible for the creation of Access Washington with the Governor's Award for Service and Quality Improvement, presented to only a handful of agency project teams each quarter.
2000
State and Local 50 State and Local 50

Access Washington, the state's Internet portal was chosen by judges to receive the State and Local 50, awards given to states, cities and counties that use IT to innovate, save money or improve operations, pave the way for social and economic improvement, and set standards or serve as models for government nationwide. The judges -- from government, industry and academia -- recognized that delegations from around the world have visited the state in order to learn more about Access Washington.
2000
Center for Digital Government, Best of the Web Center for Digital Government, Best of the Web

For a decade, the leading edge of service delivery has been at the portal where governmental and educational entities have presented a single face to their respective publics. The Best of the Web (BOW) has been there to recognize and celebrate the innovations and resulting maturity in providing solutions and communicating well with citizens, businesses or educational communities.
1999
National Association of State Information Resource Executives National Association of State Information Resource Executives

In the category of Service Applications, Washington's portal, Access Washington was recognized for adding a new level of transaction- based services for citizens and government agencies alike.
1999
Business on the Internet Award, Best Public Service Site Business on the Internet Award, Best Public Service Site

Access Washington took home a BOTI award in 1999 by impressing the judges as one of the most intuitive interfaces for the breadth of agencies and services it offers. The judges stated the site beats most public services it offers. The judges stated the site beats most public service sites when it comes to providing the kinds of services the public needs and wants.
1999
Washington State House of Representatives Resolution 4696 Washington State House of Representatives Resolution 4696

Recognizing and honoring Access Washington and the Department of Information Services "for making government information and services more available, accessible, and affordable for the people and businesses of Washington State..."
1999