Cyber-Duck has today announced that it has won the prestigious, international Communicator Award 2009, for the second consecutive year.

The Communicator Awards are endorsed by the highly-renowned International Academy of the Visual Arts and recognise outstanding achievement and excellence in media production, honouring the media projects that demonstrate the highest level of international skills and expertise.

The judging panel awarded Cyber-Duck their Award of Distinction accolade for Anton Kreil - The Blog. Judges were impressed by the clean, corporate feel of the blog which is beautifully juxtaposed between intelligent and witty writing and sleek flash animation.

The 2009 Communicator Awards, held in the United States, received over 7000 entries this year, making it “the most prestigious award of its kind,” according to Linda Day, Executive Director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

She continued, “Being honoured with a Communicator Award is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to the work that [the winners] do.”

Cyber-Duck received its second Communicator Award this year for its design and development of the Halcyon Gallery website. Halcyon required a sleek, clean and uncluttered design to support the fine artwork being showcased via the site.

Thanks to Cyber-Duck’s user-centred web design ethic, the new Halcyon website is incredibly easy to use with a tailor-made navigation system and an overall look and feel that supports the gallery’s existing branding. Judges were impressed with the site’s simple interactive slideshow system used on the homepage which allows user to browse the collections currently on show at the gallery.

This is the second consecutive year in which Cyber-Duck has won this prestigious accolade. Cyber-Duck first won the Gold Communicator Award for its Ajax-driven company website back in 2008. The site combines user-centric design and fun flash animations with clear and concise messages.

Matt Gibson, Head of Production at Cyber-Duck commented, "We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised again by the Communicator Awards panel. I work with a fantastic team of highly-skilled individuals who continue to delight our clients with their innovative ideas and superb attention to detail. The Cyber-Duck team is dedicated to consistently maintaining high standards and we aim to raise the bar year on year.”

For more information on the Communicator Awards and details of all the winners, please visit Communicator Online.