WebMedia, E-Loan collect awards

WebMedia and E-Loan were both double winners at the 2000 Interactive New Zealand Awards last week.

WebMedia and E-Loan were both double winners at the 2000 Interactive New Zealand Awards last week.

The Auckland-based WebMedia took out the overall Silicon Graphics Craft Award, selected from all the finalists, for Wm3, the site it built for itself largely as a means of attracting and recruiting top developers.

The judges said the site was already internationally known and that the company was leading the world in linking Macromedia Flash to database applications.

They said Wm3's use of Flash, a web design software package, raised the bar for other designers by linking the technology to database applications, a world first. WebMedia also took the Learning Media Art/Experimental Award.

E-Loan, whose site was built here, based on code from other E-Loan franchises, won both the Business to Consumer category and the Information/Reference category.

Chief judge of the Awards, Tuanz Board Member Reg Russ said the E-Loan site set a benchmark as a superior online product.

"We felt that the E-LOAN site would fundamentally change the way New Zealanders make their most significant investments. The E-LOAN site really stood out from other entrants - it is comprehensive, simple, versatile and will catch on quickly with consumers."

INZ and awards sponsor ANZ Bank will be taking the winners – chosen from 130 entries and 36 finalists – around the country as part of a roadshow.

The Department of Information Systems and Computing, UNITEC Education Online Award

The Roadcode Test Drive by Hyperactive

The New Zealand InfoTech Weekly Training Online/Interactive Award

Interactive Clinical Reasoning in Manipulative Physiotherapy by the University of Otago.

The Brave New World Marketing/Communications/Promotional Online Interactive Award

Propecia by Insight Conultants

Highly commended

Export Gold by Shift

The Renaissance Recreational/Leisure Interactive Award

Snowco by Internet Management Solutions

Highly commended

NZ Girl by NZ Girl

The Learning Media Art/Experimental Award

Wm3 by Web Media

The Statistics New Zealand Information/Reference Award

E-Loan New Zealand by E-Loan New Zealand

Highly commended

Te Kete Ipurangi, the Online Learning Centre by Copeland Wilson

The Synergy International Business to Business Award

Baycorp 2000 by Walker Interactive

The Netlogic Holdings Business to Consumer Award

E-Loan New Zealand by E-Loan New Zealand

The ANZ Community/Not for Profit Award

Koha Library System by Katipo Communications

Highly commended

Te Waimano: Waters of the Millenium by Synergy International

The Silicon Graphics Craft Award

Wm3 by Web Media

The Silicon Graphics Most Popular Entry Award (selected by vote from amongst all the entrants)

The Roadcode Test Drive by Hyperactive

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