AIR Website Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from Interactive Media Awards™

Washington, D.C. – The American Institutes for Research (AIR) website has won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Interactive Media Awards™ (IMA) in recognition of the planning, execution, and overall professionalism of the site, the award group announced on February 24, 2011.

AIR received the award in the Nonprofit category. “We are delighted to be honored by a distinguished panel of judges for the contributions our website is making,” said Patrick Riccards, executive director of Communications and Public Affairs at AIR.

The Outstanding Achievement award is presented to sites that excel in all areas of the IMA judging criteria and represents a very high standard of planning, execution, and overall professionalism. The IMA recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.

Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers, and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the IMA, establishes the judging system, and provides the judges for the competition.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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