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Alabama Secretary of State Website Receives National Award

SOS.Alabama.gov awarded at the 15 th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Office of the Alabama Secretary of State's official website, SOS.Alabama.gov, was presented with a Silver Award in the Government Agency category by the 15th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition. The new design features a new search function and quick links to allow users to quickly locate services. The website layout has been optimized for any device used to access the site. In addition, it provides a more uniform integration between the main site, online services, and database searches making the site more organized and easier to access overall.

An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2016 winning entries showcase the industry's best interactive media solutions including websites, mobile applications, print media, interactive displays, public exhibits, online advertising, video, email and more.

About the Office of the Alabama Secretary of State

The Office of the Alabama Secretary of State oversees elections statewide, registers business entities and notary publics, files financing statements and campaign finance reports, along with over 1,000 other statutory duties offered to the citizens of Alabama.

About the Horizon Interactive Awards

In its 15th year, the Horizon Interactive Awards was created to recognize excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received tens of thousands of entries from many countries around the world and nearly all 50 US States. Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the "best of the best" to be recognized and promoted on an international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a blend of the Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, an end user panel and an international panel of volunteer judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries have been dubbed the "best of the best" in the interactive media industry.

About Alabama Interactive

Alabama Interactive is the official digital government solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Alabama Interactive
Jonathan Kimbrough, 866-353-EGOV
JKimbrough@egov.com

@alabamagov
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