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 Deirdre Spencer recognized for prestigious interactive media award

Deirdre Spencer Wins at the 9th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

Indianapolis, IN USA – May 1, 2011  – The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2010 award winners to highlight this year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.

Deirdre Spencer was recognized for her excellence with four Bronze awards in three categories: Vanessa Barrington | Writer and Culinary Guide and Mary and Sara — Cooking Thymes Two (Blog websites), Joaquin Miller Elementary School (School/University website), and McRoskey Mattress Company of San Francisco (Consumer Information website — design created for Placemaking Group).

“I’m delighted to be recognized for my work again this year; the competition is always fierce and as a freelancer it’s a real honor to see my name among such top-notch agencies,” said Ms. Spencer.

The ninth annual, international competition saw over 1000 entries from 22 countries around world including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, and the United Kingdom, and nearly all 50 of the United States of America. An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, as well as an end user panel evaluated 37 different categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2010 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including web sites, CDs and DVDs, online ads, video, mobile applications and more.

“The 2010 competition was an outstanding entry field,” said Mike Sauce – Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. ”The overall diversity and quality of entries we received was fantastic and judging was very competitive. We’re starting to see a convergence of all types of media, from web to mobile, into more integrated solutions for clients around the world. That’s exciting to see!“

The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the competition each year with the winners being announced in May. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards at


About the Horizon Interactive Awards

In its 9th year, the Horizon Interactive Awards was created to recognize excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received many thousands of entries from countries around the world and nearly all 50 US States.  Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the best of the best to be recognized and promoted on and international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, end user panel and a worldwide panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries are dubbed the “best of the best” in the interactive media industry. For more information, visit


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