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Horizon Interactive Awards Announces the 2004 Winners
Grapevine Design recognized for prestigious interactive media award


Indianapolis, IN USA – March 31, 2004 - The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2004 award winners. The annual competition recognizes excellence in interactive media production among firms, individuals and in-house multi-media departments.

Grapevine Design of Madison, SD was recognized for their excellence in interactive media production with a bronze award in the Self Promotion/Company Identity category for the Spearfish Canyon Foundation web site (http://www.spearfishcanyon.com). The Spearfish Canyon Foundation is a public charity working to protect and enhance the unique and scenic South Dakota landscape proclaimed by Frank Lloyd Wright as the "most miraculous canyon in the West".

“ It is an honor to receive this award after competing against such high-caliber design firms throughout the world,” said Brenda Stadel, owner of Grapevine Design (http://www.grapevineweb.com). “This project truly enforces my thinking that you do not have to pay big corporate prices for a professional web site. This web site was completed within two months and on a very low budget. I have been designing web sites for five years and this is the second Horizon Award I have won. This one is a little sweeter though. I just started my own business, Grapevine Design, and to have my company, along with Spearfish Canyon Foundation, receive international recognition is just incredible.”

The 2004 competition received hundreds of entries from several countries including: The United States, Canada, Malaysia, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Entry categories included: Business to Business, Consumer Information, Entertainment, Flash, Public Service, Sales / E-commerce and Self Promotion. A panel of judges evaluated several multi-media formats including web sites, Flash, CD-Roms, DVDs and streaming media webcasts. The 2004 panel of judges consisted of various industry professionals with diverse backgrounds including marketing, art and creative direction, multi-media production, and technical development.

“The quality and diversity of the works evaluated in this year’s competition was outstanding. Developers are continuing to push the envelope with blending beautiful aesthetics with effective functionality,” said Mike Sauce, president of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “Past competitions have shown us that developers were willing to experiment with new technologies and new concepts. This year’s competition showed us that developers are now effectively utilizing those new technologies in conjunction with solid design principles to create effective and creative interactive media solutions with purpose. The 2004 entry field has definitely raised the bar for future competitions.”

The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the annual competition in early spring of each year for works that were created the previous calendar year. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards at www.horizoninteractiveawards.com.

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