Design of the Year, 2013

Amazing news – we just won the overall and digital category of the Design Museum’s “Design of the Year” Award for GOV.UK!

I’m so proud to work with the amazingly talented team at the Government Digital Service, and we’re all over the moon! And beyond that, we couldn’t be doing what we’re doing without the help, support, and hard work of countless teams across government – this is a win for us all.

Awards

The jury voted unanimously for GOV.UK to win the overall award, which is especially thrilling. It also won the Digital category, announced last week, and is the first website ever to win. And such a huge surprise, against stiff competition from dozens of nominations including The Shard, the Raspberry Pi computer, Windows Phone 8, and Heatherwick’s 2012 Olympic cauldron.

I’m collating some screenshots of the press we’ve received, and have included links through to the articles if you fancy a read. My parents will certainly be proud to see the project on BBC News!

GOV.UK - homepage

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