Site wins national award
After finishing runner up in a catagory last year, The Brookmans Park Newsletter has gone one better and won the 'community and information' section of the New Statesman New Media awards.
In previous years this site has been commended twice and won the Overall Merit Award once.
This year's awards were presented in London on Tuesday night, July 5, where the judges said the site was 'a clear winner in a very strong field.' Riprap, a site created by the University of Sheffield, came highly commended.
The awards were presented by Rosie Millard, with the keynote speech given by the government e-envoy, Ian Watmore. To the amusement of the audience, Rosie read out the forum thread on the lost hamster. From her comments, the interactive forum seems to have been a major factor in the award.
John Fraser, one of the forum's moderators and a regular contributor to the site collected the trophy on behalf of the Brookmans Park Newsletter.
The website team would like to thank all the people that have contributed to the site in the past either through written features, photos or by posting to the forum, and demonstrating to the judges that this site really is one where the content is created by the community it has been designed to serve.
The other sites shortlisted were:
5 July 2005
Site up for national award - 30th June 2005
Commended in national award ceremony - 15 July 2004
Site web awards record - 8 July 2004
Site fails to win award - 17 July 2003
Site named as award finalist - 10 June 2003
National web award commendation - 21 August 2002
Site shortlisted for national award - 3 August 2002
National web award for Brookmans Park - 11 July 2000
Website wins national commendation - 1 July 1999