New River Gorge CVB receives “Judges’ Choice” award

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The New River Gorge Convention and Visitor’s Bureau was chosen as the winner of “Judge’s Choice” at the West Virginia American Advertising Awards last month.

On Feb. 20, the CVB received the “Judge’s Choice” award along with a Gold ADDY in the Magazine Design category for it’s Visitor’s Guide. The organization also won a Gold ADDY in the Consumer Website, Integrated Brand Identity Campaign and Logo Design categories. The Gold ADDY submissions will now compete in the District 5 American Advertising Awards.

The CVB collaborated with Digital Relativity to complete the projects.

“We are beyond thrilled that our Visitor’s Guide was chosen for such a high honor,” said executive director Becky Sullivan. “We value our partnership with Digital Relativity and appreciate that we are able to work with them on creative projects.”

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