The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ mormon.org website was selected as one of Interactive Media Awards (IMA) “Top Ten Websites of the Year” this week. Award judges considered more than 4,000 entries from 53 countries and all 50 U.S. states. According the IMA, 36 nominees represent the sites with the highest-scoring evaluations from among the Best in Class winners. From those 36, IMA judges select the top ten and the winners are determined by popular vote. Other winners included Disney and Zappos.
The mormon.org website, first launched in 2001, was overhauled in 2010 to make individual Church members the focus. Rather than just being a resource to help others learn what Mormons believe, the site now introduces interested visitors to thousands of Mormons who share what they believe and how their faith impacts their lives. Mormon.org has as many as one million unique visitors per month (for more information on the profiles on mormon.org, see the news releasefrom July 2010).
The Church just announced this week an effort in New York City to promote the mormon.org website. That effort is a continuation of a campaign that began in 2010.