A growing worldwide group of Christian photographers recently received a Web site award in the ‘faith-based’ category for its PhotoMission website.
PhotoMission.com, won the highest honors in the category in an annual competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association which evaluated websites belonging to 80 categories on innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, ease of use and use of technology.
Although the award for the Web site representing the 83-member ministry is enough merit in itself, the overseas partnership between the web designer and the contents provider makes the award more commendable.
Andrew Milloy, the creative director and web developer, only met with Giles Chanot in London for two days after the two agreed to take on the project of building the website in March 2002. However, through phone calls, emails and instant messages, the two were able to launch the site on October 22, 2002.
"It's perhaps not the way many websites are built, that is to have an ocean between the site's designer and the content writer," said Connie Wragge, ministry leader.
"Yet, God brought this team together for His purposes, and He took the site live. We prayed together online the morning of October 22, 2002, acknowledging that with God, all things are indeed possible - including building a website with only one face-to-face meeting,” she said.
Sponsors of the 2004 WebAward Competition include: Burst! Media, Google, Small Army Creative Services, Oddcast Media Technologies, VerticalResponse, Burrelle's/Luce, O'Dwyer's PR Daily, NEWSUSA, Line56 Media, VentureDirect Worldwide and Perseus Development Corporation.