SOURCE: Q-Industries

April 17, 2008 08:38 ET

Q-Industries Helps Build Webby-Honored Pew Forum's 'Religion & Politics '08' Website

Site Earns Two Distinctions in the 12th Annual Webby Awards

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - The 12th Annual Webby Awards, which identify online excellence, have bestowed two awards on the Pew Forum's Religion & Politics '08 website; Official Honoree in the Religion & Spirituality category, and as one of five finalists for Best Politics Website of 2008. Q-Industries, a DC-based interactive firm that develops online brands and custom applications, helped produce the online resource, which features religious biographies, survey findings and must-read articles on all the major presidential candidates.

Described as "the Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, this year's Webby's contest received nearly 10,000 entries, from all 50 states and 60 countries. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to work that scores in the top 15% of all work submitted for a Webby.

As part of a recent initiative to update the site, Q-Industries was engaged to provide web design, data integration and a content management system for Religion & Politics '08. Customized to share survey information, research, documents and articles with the public, the site's features include allowing users to compare summaries of the candidates' positions on issues such as abortion, gay marriage and the Iraq war, as well as Q&A discussions.

"Q is thrilled to contribute to a website that's informing the public on the important role of religion in this presidential campaign," said Tim Neill, CEO of Q-Industries. "The Pew Forum is renowned for the quality and insights of its research, and it's gratifying to help make that information even more accessible and valuable to its audiences."

Members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences will choose Webby Award winners in each category. Winners will be announced on May 6 and honored at a gala in New York City on June 10.

Nominees are also eligible to win the People's Voice Awards, which will be determined by online public voting in each category. Cast your vote here.

About the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life delivers timely, impartial information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Forum is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization and does not take positions on policy debates. Based in Washington, DC, the Forum is a project of the Pew Research Center, which is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

About Q-Industries:

Q-Industries is an interactive agency that designs and builds online brands, websites and advanced Internet-based applications, with expertise in online marketing, social networking, and new media services. From helping launch start-ups employing 2.0 technologies, to advancing the capabilities of Fortune 500 websites, Q-Industries' clients span commercial, government, and association/nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

Founded in 1999, Q-Industries offers custom web application development, and a library of transferable web applications, such as email marketing and content management systems, resulting in more robust applications at lower costs. Please visit: www.q-industries.com or call 202-776-9090.

About The Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

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