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Brave River Solutions Receives Industry Award for Best Photography Website

RI-based agency creates winning design for bird photography contest site

I chose Brave River to build the site because they had the best combination of technical capability, marketing support, and I wanted to use a local company. They also had excellent customer references.

—Tom Younkin

WARWICK, RI, USA, March 9, 2022 / — Brave River Solutionsa digital marketing, design and software development agency, announced that it had been selected as the winner of the Web Marketing Association’s 2021 annual competition WebAwards contest for outstanding achievement in web development. The Warwick, Rhode Island-based company received the Best Photography Website award for its project to KingBider.coman online contest platform that combines birdwatching and photography skills.

Now in its 17th year, the WebAwards program is the oldest annual website awards competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries. Over 2,400 sites from 40 countries were submitted for the WebAwards in 2021. Each site competes against other sites in a particular category. The highest score is selected as the best website in that category.

Entries are judged on seven criteria, including design, innovation, content, interactivity, usability, writing and use of technology. Brave River Solutions exceeded category and industry averages in all of these criteria. Comments from the panel judges included “Really well designed site. Elegant presentations that showcase beautiful photographs.

Brave River worked with local KingBirder founder and bird photographer Tom Younkin to realize his vision for a virtual photography contest platform. Open to international professional and amateur photographers 18 years and older, KingBirder runs bi-annual themed bird photography contests that are judged by a panel of professional, award-winning wildlife photographers. Winners receive cash prizes of up to $2,000. KingBirder donates a percentage of its revenue to non-profit bird and wildlife organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and American Bird Conservancy.

Brave River’s web design team has developed interactive features including a user dashboard where contestants can log in to upload and view their contest entry photos. Since its launch in 2020, KingBirder has held eight contests and the site attracts around 10,000 users per month.

“I wanted a site that was clean, easy to use, visually impactful, and not too wordy. I chose Brave River to build the site because they had the best combination of technical ability, marketing support, and I wanted to use a local business. They also had great customer references,” said Rhode Island-based Younkin.

“It was a really fun project. Tom wanted a site that was intuitive and easy to use, while providing an attractive showcase for all of his wonderful wildlife photography. Judging by the success of KingBirder, we believe we have helped Tom achieve these goals,” said Rebecca Arsenault, Director of Client Services at Brave River.

About Brave River Solutions
Brave River is a leading technology solutions provider, helping businesses large and small implement digital transformation since 2000 with web design, software development, IT services, e-commerce implementation, virtual office, digital marketing and technology consulting. Founded in 2000 in Warwick, Rhode Island, the company’s services are provided in-house by web designers, custom software developers, enterprise technology consultants, digital marketers and technology specialists. managed IT support.

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