'Take 5 to Get Wise - askDORA' consumer information website recognized nationally

DENVER (Jan. 4, 2017) —  The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)’s “Take 5 to Get Wise – askDORA” consumer information website, askDORA.colorado.gov, was recently recognized with a “Silver Davey Award” for government websites from the Academy of Interactive and  Visual Arts, which honors the best in web, design, video, advertising, mobile and social from small agencies worldwide. The site is a component of DORA’s statewide “Take 5 to Get Wise” consumer protection campaign, providing access to information that provides consumers with important tools and resources that can help them make more informed decisions.

The site was designed by Denver-based firm Elevated Third, which developed the concept of DORA’s wise owl for its "Take 5 to Get Wise" consumer information campaign. DORA’s owl serves as a visual reminder for consumers that it only takes five minutes to “get wise” about consumer protection. Colorado Interactive (www.colorado.gov), which oversees Colorado.gov-based sites, nominated the site for award consideration.

“The Take 5 website assists DORA in achieving its critical mission of consumer protection, providing Colorado consumers with easily accessible information and direction to consumer protection tools and resources available to them through DORA,” noted DORA Executive Director Joe Neguse.

askDORA.colorado.gov officially launched during National Consumer Protection Week in 2016. In addition to consumer information under such categories as Health Insurance, Home & Repair, Money, Civil Rights, Utilities, Licensing and more, the site serves as a portal into the services provided by DORA as a state department, such as verifying professional licenses or filing a consumer complaint. The website also features social media and video integration and easy access to consumer advisories.

The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 700-plus member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines. Find out more at http://www.daveyawards.com/ and www.aiva.org.


About Colorado Interactive

Colorado Interactive is the team behind the official website of the state of Colorado (http://www.colorado.gov) and is overseen by the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the state and Colorado Interactive to help Colorado government entities web-enable their services.  Colorado Interactive builds, operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Visit dora.colorado.gov for more information or call 303-894-7855 / toll free outside Denver 1-800-886-7675

Media Contacts:
Rebecca Laurie
Department of Regulatory Agencies
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