RDVO Takes Top Prize for Web Site at MIMC

RDVO’s work for Stop the Hate.org received top honors last week at the sixth annual Massa chusetts Interactive Media Council Awards.

The show, which celebrates the best of New England’s interactive media industry, was held Monday at Boston’s Copley Place Marriott and attended by about 1,000 agency and client professionals.

StoptheHate.org won three prizes: best of show, best concept and best nonprofit/government execution. Created for the Governor’s Taskforce on Hate Crimes, the site allows Massachusetts residents to report hate crimes and contains profiles of officials, students and others who have made a difference in their communities.

“We felt it was critical to make [StoptheHate.org] an interesting place to visit and [at the same time] promote the message that fighting hate crimes is a positive thing,” said Benjamin Zip kin, executive di rector and co-founder of Somer ville, Mass.-based RDVO.

The year-old shop employs 10 people.

Zoesis Studios, Newton, Mass., garnered two awards for a site called Otto andIris.com. The site was honored for best overall use of technology and as the best children’s-focused entry.

New Tilt, Somerville, won the best-design prize for a site it created for an exhibition on an authentic colonial home at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History.

Other winners at MIMC included Boston.com in the media/portal category; Monster.com in the online-community category; Circle.com on behalf of AND1.com in apparel; Big Bad for Thule Car Rack Systems in automotive; and the 7-Up Web site by Invivia in consumer packaged goods.

Sponsors of the 2001 MIMC Awards include Adobe Systems, Bingham Dana, IBM, Magic Hour Communications, Nixon Peabody, PricewaterhouseCoopers and media sponsor Boston.com.