Press release

Arkansas Wins Two Awards in WebAward Competition

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The state’s official website,, and Governor Asa Hutchinson’s website,, both received “Government Standard of Excellence” awards in The Web Marketing Association’s 17th annual WebAward competition.

The WebAward program is the longest-running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industry categories, while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The “Standard of Excellence” award is presented to entries scoring above average in their industry. Both and received scores higher than the industry and WebAward average for the government category.

“I am pleased that our website,, and have received this honor,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “I’m proud of the individuals who have dedicated countless hours of exemplary work to make Arkansas shine as a leader in technology and service to Arkansans.”

This marks the third award received this year for, and the second award received for Governor Hutchinson’s website was previously recognized for two international awards — a Hermes Creative Gold Award and a Communicator Award of Distinction — both for excellence in a government website. was previously recognized with a second place win in the Center for Digital Government’s Government Experience Awards.

About Information Network of Arkansas

The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating 22 years as the state’s official digital government services partner, and is part of digital government firm NIC’s (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of companies. A local tech employer, AIC was named among the 2019 “Best Places to Work in Arkansas” by Arkansas Business. INA operates, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 950 state and local online services.

About NIC

NIC Inc. NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company created the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at