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The Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust Website Wins at International Awards Competition

AlabamaForeverWild.com awarded at 15 th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Forever Wild Land Trust's website, AlabamaForeverWild.com, has been awarded a Silver award in the Government Agency category from the Horizon Interactive Awards. Launched last year, this is the first design award for AlabamaForeverWild.com. The newly designed site allows users to quickly access information via a convenient search function and an interactive map, as well as the ability to stay informed through social media feeds, featured news and upcoming events.

An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The Horizon Award's 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 Forever Wild Land Trust

The Forever Wild Land Trust was created by constitutional amendment in 1992. Since then, the program has secured more than 255,000 acres of land in Alabama for public use, which includes hunting, hiking, biking and other recreational opportunities. The State Lands Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources administers the Forever Wild program on behalf of its 15-member Board of Trustees.

About 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 5,500 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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