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Habitat World and Habitat.org win gold awards for design and content

ATLANTA (May 12, 2009) Habitat for Humanity International’s Web site, Habitat.org, and flagship magazine Habitat World were recently recognized for excellence in design and content.

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The Web site won a Gold EXCEL award for the third consecutive year. The award was given by the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) in recognition of the best overall Web design. The EXCEL Awards honor and represent the best publishing products of the association industry.

Judges deemed Habitat.org to have the best overall look and design and best accessibility and usability. Habitat for Humanity also received a Silver EXCEL Award for its online coverage of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2008.

Habitat World received top honors in the General Excellence and Best Photography categories during the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s annual GAMMA awards. The magazine received a Gold award in the category of General Excellence. Additionally, Gold and Silver awards were awarded to Habitat World in the category of Best Photography. The GAMMA Awards are judged by magazine editors and designers from all over the country and recognize editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing.

“To be recognized by professional associations is a testament to the talent and dedication of our Habitat.org and Habitat World teams,” said Chris Clarke, Habitat’s senior vice president for Marketing and Communications. “These are wonderful honors, and we are very thankful to the Magazine Association of the Southeast and to SNAP.”

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.