[JURIST] The International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) [industry website] in West Hollywood, California, has announced that JURIST has won a W3 Gold Award [W3 Awards website] for website excellence in the Law and Legal Services category for 2006. The W3 Awards - evoking the triple "w" in many addresses on the World Wide Web - honor outstanding websites, web marketing, and web advertising created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. IAVA, which presents and judges the W3 Awards, is an invitation-only body consisting of professionals from leading media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms including BRANDWEEK, Estee Lauder, HBO, Monster.com, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Wired, and Yahoo!. There were some 2300 entries in all W3 categories this year. W3 Gold Award winners in other categories included Gameboy, Colonial Williamsburg, Royal Caribbean Cruises, the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, Flickr, and Sony Pictures.
JURIST is the first law school-based website to win a W3. In May, JURIST won [JURIST report] the Webby People's Voice Award [awards website] as the best Law website of 2006.