, the official tourism website of the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, is an Honorable Mention winner in the AVA Digital Awards 2020 competition. This international competition celebrates excellence in concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau website was selected from 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 23 other countries.

AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and free-lance professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

"We are thrilled with this international recognition for our newly-redesigned website,," says Hannah Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau. "With our partners at Simpleview, we developed a design that would tell our community's story and provide visitors with compelling content for planning an immersive experience while visiting. We're extremely proud that the new website is resonating with our visitors and is also gaining notice from design professionals."