The website of Qatar Foundation has recently claimed a prestigious online accolade by being named an Official Honoree in the 24th Annual Webby Awards.
This achievement means that the QF website, www.qf.org.qa, is ranked among the best websites in the world for the user experience it offers, having competed against the sites of renowned global brands such as Apple and BMW.
The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which nominates and selects winners. It is comprised of internet industry experts including Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom and Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and CEO of Mozilla. Less than 15% of entries to the awards are named Official Honorees.
According to Ali Sikandar, Manager of Digital and Social Media at Qatar Foundation, the accolade is testament to the creativity, imagination, and knowledge of what audiences want from their digital experience, and which has been central to the evolution of their website.
Our focus has been – and continues to be – on providing a truly immersive, experiential, and user-friendly digital journey that showcases QF efforts, achievements, people and message to the world, and sparks engagement with our organisation. When users enter www.qf.org.qa, they can feel they are truly stepping inside QF, finding both information and inspiration.
He said that they are delighted and honoured that this approach has been recognised at the highest level of the global internet industry, reflecting the tremendous work that has gone into creating a website that encourages visitors to explore, discover, and engage with QF, and to feel they are truly part of their mission and story.
Through its content, design, and user experience, QF website demonstrates how their work directly benefits the people in Qatar and beyond, and encourages participation in events and activities. It uses state-of-the-art design concepts, videography and animation, and a human-focused storytelling approach that mirror their commitment to innovation, interaction, fostering dialogue, and building human capacity.
Honorees like Qatar Foundation are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the internet, said Webby Awards Executive Director Claire Graves.
It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.
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