July 2, 2013

For more information:
Jacob Schmidt
360-750-1553 Ext.19


VANCOUVER, Wash. - The winners of the 2013 Communicator Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) and the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office was among the winners. The Communicator Awards is one of the largest and most competitive awards programs honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

"We are honored to be one of the recipients of this prestigious award. This recognition puts our website on the map as one of the most visually appealing Destination Marketing Organization websites out there," said Kim Bennett, President & CEO at the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office. "With the assistance of the creative and diligent staff at Simpleview and our very own Marketing & Communications Department, I am extremely pleased with the new design and functionality of our website, and look forward to watching it evolve and welcome visitors to Discover the Original Vancouver!"

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 600+ member organization of leading visual arts professionals.

"We are both excited and amazed by the quality of work received for the 19th Annual Communicator Awards. This year's class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications," noted Linda Day, executive director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts. "On behalf of the entire Academy I want to applaud this year's Communicator Awards entrants and winners for their dedication to perfecting their craft as they continue to push the envelope of creativity."

For more information about The Communicator Awards, please visit

About Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office

The Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, along with the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission, is an economic development organization responsible for competitively marketing Vancouver and the surrounding area as a destination for meetings, conventions, sports events, and group and leisure travelers. The organization's mission is to increase visitor spending in Vancouver and Clark County. For more information call 360-750-1553, or visit