Alabama’s official state website, http://www.alabama.gov, was recently honored for its sleek, user-friendly design, receiving the Silver Communicator Award of Distinction by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. This year marks the third consecutive year Alabama.gov has been recognized in the Communicator Awards. The awards honor excellence in marketing and communications. Alabama.gov is the official government Web portal for the State of Alabama ( http://www.alabama.gov). The Alabama.gov team is dedicated to developing online services to enable citizens and businesses alike to complete tasks efficiently. The Alabama.gov site design and functionality were developed at no cost to the State. For more information about the state of Alabama, please visit www.alabama.gov. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. About Alabama Interactive Alabama Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Alabama. Through contract 12-X-2237169, the company has the ability to build and manage interactive government services for Alabama state agencies, boards, commissions, political subdivisions, local government agencies and quasi-government agencies. Alabama Interactive is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV). About NIC NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.