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Velir is proud to announce that three of its clients have received awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)’s 26th Annual Communicator Awards. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) were each honored for their Sitecore website redesigns that Velir partnered with them to complete.

The websites were selected from over 6,000 entries received from across the world as part of the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Communicator Award winners who received the competition’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence, include Amazon, ESPN Films, Publicis Sapient, Macy’s, PepsiCo Design & Innovation, Forbes Media, and Savvy.

"On behalf of the Academy, I’d like to applaud the entrants this season for their dedication to producing outstanding content as they continue to push the envelope of creativity."

— Eva McCloskey, Managing Director of the AIVA

IFT’s website received three Communicator Awards, NAHB received two, and ULI received three. Here is a detailed list of the awards each website received:

National Association of Home Builders

  • Websites: General – Associations (“Excellence”)
  • Websites: General – Non-profit (“Excellence”)

Urban Land Institute

  • Websites: General – Associations (“Excellence”)
  • Features: Website Redesign (“Excellence”)
  • Websites: General – Non-profit (“Distinction”)

Institute of Food Technologists

  • Websites: General – Associations (“Excellence”)
  • Features: Website Redesign (“Distinction”)
  • Websites: General – Non-profit (“Distinction”)

Velir is excited for these association websites to be recognized and proud as a partner to have helped bring them to life for IFT, NAHB, and ULI. Detailed case studies about the challenges faced by each website redesign project, and how Velir was able to address those challenges to make the websites successful, can be found on the Velir portfolio page.  

Velir is an established mid-sized agency with a top-tier portfolio of clients, ranging from the world's largest non-profits to Fortune 500 brands. We pride ourselves on our people-first culture and a low-ego workplace that embraces experimentation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. To learn more, visit

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The Communicator Awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including GE Digital, Spotify, Condè Nast, Disney, Republica, Tinder, Majestyk, Fast Company, Upstatement, and many others. See for more information.


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