TBG Wins Prestigious Webby Award for The National Aquarium in Baltimore Website

May 9, 2005, Baltimore, MD

TBG (The Berndt Group), a Baltimore, Maryland-based full service interactive agency, announced that it has won a People’s Voice Award in the 9th Annual Webby Awards for their work on the National Aquarium in Baltimore website, www.aqua.org. The People’s Voice Winner is chosen by votes polled from over 100,000 online voters on the Webby Awards website.

“The people have spoken and we’re incredibly honored to be chosen by both the Academy and the public for this award. It’s a testament to the quality of the work we strive to create for each client,” said John Berndt, President and CEO of TBG.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore website features extremely high usability, compatibility, excellence in design, and is powered by the Red Dot Content Management System. The site aims to capture the immersive, magical experience of an Aquarium visit. Noteworthy features of the site include the special Shark Quest exhibit section with a Flash game, and the high-impact design of the Animals and Exhibits section.

About TBG

TBG (The Berndt Group) is an award-winning, national digital agency focused on meaningful digital transformations that combine leading user experience, implementation of platforms and automation, improved digital operations, and the adoption of best practices around personalization and user engagement. We are a leading Sitecore Gold partner, with 10+ years of experience developing major digital ecosystems on Sitecore. Our well-known clients span a wide range of sectors, with a high concentration in healthcare, financial services, and direct-to-consumer markets.

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About The Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities www.webbyawards.com.

About The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. It champions environmental initiatives by engaging with visitors, volunteers, education groups and schools to actively participate in the preservation of the world's natural resources and living systems. The National Aquarium delivers meaningful experiences through its living collections; science-based education programs and hands-on experiences in the field from the Chesapeake Bay to Costa Rica; and partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations around the world. For more information on the National Aquarium, visit www.aqua.org.