ALEXANDRIA, VA (December 14, 2010) – The International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) has again recognized the Take Me Fishing™ campaign website, TakeMeFishing.org, with multiple Davey Awards for creative excellence by a small firm, agency or company. Specifically, the website’s homepage won the 2010 Gold Davey Award, and the entire website and its online community, Fishington, won several Silver Awards.
“We’re excited to have the quality of TakeMeFishing.org recognized by IAVA,” said Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) President and CEO Frank Peterson. “We know that the website’s creativity is a powerful tool for engaging people in boating and fishing, and we’re proud of it. Because of RBFF’s focus on youth, we are particularly pleased that the website received special honors in the education category.”
2010 Gold Award
2010 Silver Awards
Since it was relaunched in April 2008, TakeMeFishing.org has become the ultimate online destination for boaters and anglers to learn, play and equip for a day on the water. According to a recent survey of site visitors, an overwhelming number (82 percent) described their overall experience as excellent or good and more than three-quarters reported they were likely to recommend it to others.
The IAVA’s 2010 Davey Awards attracted more than 4,000 entries from across the U.S. and around the world. In 2009, TakeMeFishing.org won three Silver Davey Awards in Branding, Community and Lifestyle categories. Earlier this year, IAVA recognized TakeMeFishing.org and Fishington with several W3 Awards.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy.