Viking and Vernon Bring Home Platinum, Gold AVA Awards


Upanup is proud to announce that the AVA award winners are in, and we’ve been honoured once again! This year, has received a platinum, and has received a gold. This now makes two platinum and four gold AVA awards total for Upanup. Who needs the Grammys?

The AVA Awards “[recognize] excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication” and we’re proud to have been recognized once again for our work. These awards are a testament to the close relationships we build with our clients, helping their visions and ideas become reality.

With this honour, in addition to its gold W3 award and a gold Davey award, is now a 3x award winning site. Needing to appeal to an international audience of customers, suppliers and enthusiasts, the responsive and user-centric site has been soaring since launch, and shows no signs of slowing down. The site reflects Viking’s place in the history of Canadian aviation, while showcasing their ability to build upon the legacy of the Twin Otter aircraft.

With this gold award, has been recognized for the fine balance it strikes between delivering a large amount of information and remaining accessible to all users. Utilizing Drupal open-source content management system, site administrators can ensure all content is up-to-date and accurate. We’ve standardized the practice of making BC government sites responsive, and it’s no different with Vernon as the site continues to impress across mobile devices. With images emphasizing the gorgeous scenery that surrounds the town and a colourful, friendly design that captures the spirit of Vernon, it’s no wonder the site continues to shine.

Searching for an award-winning site of your own? Contact us, and we’ll help your vision come to life. 

By Dylan
Content Specialist
February 22nd, 2016
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