Strong Digital’s Inspiring Weekend at the Australian Web Awards 2023

We had an unforgettable time in Sydney as a few members of the Strong team jetted off to attend this years Aus Web Awards.

Nick Marden
Nick MardenMay 26, 2023

This past weekend, Strong Digital embarked on an exciting journey to Sydney, where we had the privilege of attending the prestigious Australian Web Awards. It was a remarkable experience filled with inspiration, camaraderie, and the celebration of digital excellence. 

Recognised for Excellence: Not-for-profit and Entertainment and Events

We were thrilled to discover that Strong Digital had been chosen as a finalist in two distinct categories at the Australian Web Awards: Not-for-profit and Entertainment and Events. These nominations recognised the unwavering dedication and commitment we poured into creating an inclusive website for the Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022.

Why Strong Digital Earned Nominations

The nominations we received for the Australian Web Awards were a testament to Strong Digital’s tireless efforts in crafting a website that embraced inclusivity on various fronts. Our primary objective was to ensure the Games’ website provided essential information in multiple languages and was accessible to individuals with a diverse range of impairments, including visual, intellectual, and physical challenges.

We made accessibility a top priority during the website’s development. We utilised cutting-edge technology and design techniques to ensure that individuals with impairments could effortlessly navigate the website, regardless of their specific challenges. Balancing vibrancy and excitement, we ensured that the website remained visually appealing while maintaining optimal legibility for those with low or reduced vision and colour blindness.

Additionally, we recognised the significance of linguistic diversity and strived to create an environment where individuals from different backgrounds could easily access vital information by incorporating multiple languages into the website’s design.

We aimed to foster a sense of inclusivity and make a valuable contribution to the Games’ mission of embracing diversity.

A Humbling Recap

While we did not secure an award at the Australian Web Awards, the experience was undeniably humbling and awe-inspiring. Witnessing our fellow finalists’ extraordinary talent and sheer caliber left us in awe. Each nominee pushed the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and technical prowess to create remarkable digital experiences.

Participating in this year’s event and being surrounded by such remarkable individuals left a lasting mark on our team. It reminded us of the vast talent pool and limitless potential within our industry. The Australian Web Awards served as a powerful reminder that every digital professional has the opportunity to make a significant impact and contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of web development.

Now, armed with this newfound inspiration, we are determined to harness it to create innovative and boundary-pushing results for our clients.  🙌