Shefik Wins Horizon Interactive Award for Website Excellence
NEW YORK — Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, has announced the 2017 award winners to highlight the year's "best of the best" in interactive media production.
Now in its 16th year, Horizon Interactive Awards recognizes excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received tens of thousands of entries from nearly all of the states within the United States, as well as 16 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates.
Each year, entries are narrowed down to the "best of the best" to be recognized and promoted on an international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a blend of the Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel and an international panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. As such, winning entries have been dubbed the "best of the best" in the interactive media industry.
Media personality Shefik, a native of New York, has won one award in the 2017 competition for the "best of the best" website of his nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show, "Shefik presents Invocation" (http://invocation.co). A Horizon Interactive Silver Award was presented under the category "Websites - Entertainment Industry". Shefik also served as a judge in the competition, for other categories in which he did not compete.
"The 2017 competition was an extremely interesting competition for many reasons," says Mike Sauce, Founder, Horizon Interactive Awards. "We saw a return to simplicity of the user experiences, an emphasis on minimal design, a deepening of the importance of mobile first design, and more targeted and streamlined content to bolster the user's offline experiences. In addition, we continue to see an integration of multiple types of media to seamlessly integrate social channels, audio, video, 360° immersive video, and stunning photography. Many of the top award winners illustrate a perfect balance of form and function that are as welcoming and interesting to look at, as they are in their overall purpose."
"I am grateful for all the accolades that have been bestowed," says Shefik. "I developed and architected the website for 'Shefik presents Invocation' from the ground up. I have extensive experience in web development, and I am pleased to be recognized and honored by my peers in the industry."
"Shefik presents Invocation" is sponsored by Nyea's Party, who specializes in custom ballon decor for corporate and private events, as well as multicultural party supplies.
Currently celebrating over 20 years in the entertainment and technology industries, Shefik (http://shefik.info) is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, based in Istanbul, Turkey). He has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, MTV World, Merck, Merriam-Webster, and Wolters Kluwer. A seasoned pro in social media with a career background as a Lead Architect and Senior Web Developer, Shefik is on the cutting edge of new media. As a videographer and producer, his work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME magazine, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. Additionally, his photography has been featured in print and online publications, such as Daily Mail (based in United Kingdom), Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Playbill, and China Press. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation".
About 'Shefik presents Invocation'
Aptly titled "Shefik presents Invocation" (http://invocation.co), the nationally syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 21 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Additionally, all interview segments are shot on video and distributed internationally via outlets, such as Amazon (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan). Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.
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