The International Splash Awards 2019 announced its winners during the awards ceremony in Amsterdam. Winners across 10 categories received an award, and charity organisation Concern Worldwide by SystemSeed won Website of the Year. The Splash Awards celebrate the best Drupal projects on the web and is held in various countries in the world. The international edition gives Drupal case studies a global opportunity to get recognized. Each digital experience is a testimony to the power of Drupal and its possibilities for digital innovation. The awards were held in conjunction with DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019.
Almost 200 Drupal leaders as well as organisations that have adopted Drupal attended the awards ceremony.
Imre Gmelig Meijling, co-organizer of the awards: “It’s amazing to see the awards bring together more and more people each time. The Splash Awards is truly an open source award, with the award itself open for people to organize.”
Marie Madden, Digital Content Manager at Concern Worldwide: “At Concern, we are always looking for new ways to better connect with our supporters and showcase the incredible work of our overseas teams. Redeveloping our website was key to this and has been a landmark project for us over the past few years. Winning ‘Website of The Year’ is an amazing acknowledgment of the work put into this project both by our in-house digital team and our partners Torchbox and SystemSeed, who truly understood the key considerations from our perspective and were endlessly committed in helping us to turn them into a reality. “Our new website is audience-led, maximises the impact of our content and utilises the most effective technology to ensure a frictionless experience for our users. It’s also opened up a host of opportunities for the future so we’re delighted to see it receive this recognition.”
The Splash Awards recently underwent a rebranding, to ensure a strong and recognizable event in years to come.
More than 75 cases from 13 countries were submitted, across 10 categories. Charity organisation Concern Worldwide by System Seed won Website of the Year, as the best rated project in the whole competition.
Other categories and winners include:
- Corporate: SENEC corporate website by 1xINTERNET
- Design/UX: Looye Kwekers by Burst
- E-commerce: Eldum Rétt - Food delivery service by 1xINTERNET
- Education: Experience Cornell by Cornell University Custom Development
- Government and Public Services: SIM platform by FRMWRK
- Healthcare: More Than Scleroderma by Factorial GmbH
- Non-Profit: Concern Worldwide - site rebuild by SystemSeed (Also Website of the Year)
- Publishing & Media: einfachbacken.de Multisite by drunomics GmbH
- Social & Community: Victims Support by Open Social
- Tools & Apps: Bejo's Innovative Media database by Synetic
Both the Splash Awards and the DrupalCon bring the Drupal community together. Agencies, developers and Drupal users are all involved in harnessing the collaborative energy of open source.
Drupal is content management software. It is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. What sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that ambitious web experiences need. The Drupal Association is dedicated to fostering and supporting the Drupal project, the community and its growth. A team of volunteers is currently involved in the continual of the Splash Awards planning to organize the next International Splash Awards during DrupalCon Minneapolis.