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Excellence in Digital Artistry and Innovation Cited by the Horizon Awards for J.C. Newman Diamond Crown, Carmel Kitchen Restaurants & Five More Bayshore Solutions Customer Websites

Horizon-Logo-ColorTAMPA, FL and DENVER, CO, April 2015 – Bayshore Solutions customer websites have won seven awards in the 13th annual Horizon Interactive Awards competition. Winning websites include J.C. Newman Cigar Co – Diamond Crown, Carmel Kitchen Restaurants, Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk, Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, BioSpine Institute, Central Vacuum Stores and Hillsborough County Tax Collector.

The Horizon Interactive Awards was created to recognize excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received tens of thousands of entries internationally. Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the “best of the best” Horizon Award winners. The judging process involves a Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, an end user panel and a worldwide panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. This year’s competition saw over 1200 entries from 27 countries around world.

“The 2014 competition represents an amazing display of digital artistry, innovation and craftsmanship,” said Mike Sauce, Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “We have continued to see a trend where an emphasis is placed on consistency of the digital experience across all touch-points and devices. Our winners truly do exhibit a mastery of the optimal blend between aesthetics, outstanding content, innovation, usability and performance.”

Gold Horizon Awards were given to the websites for J.C. Newman Diamond Crown Cigars, and Carmel Kitchen Restaurants. Silver Horizon Awards were earned by Friends of the Tampa Riverwalk website and Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral website. The websites for BioSpine Institute, Central Vacuum Stores and Hillsborough County Tax Collector won Bronze Horizon Awards.

“Seven Horizon Awards is a great honor for Bayshore Solutions and our customer websites,” said Kevin Hourigan, Bayshore Solutions’ President and CEO. “The competitive criteria for winning a Horizon award increases each year and it is a measure of our team’s leading edge creativity and innovation to continue to win recognition in this program.”

Read more about Bayshore Solutions’ Horizon Award winning work.

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Bayshore Solutions 2015 Horizon Award Winners:


Gold: J.C. Newman – Diamond Crowndiamond_crown_desktop

J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s premium cigar brand Diamond Crown won Gold Horizon honors in the consumer information websites category. The site features an inviting brand journey and interactive elements to attract and grow brand enthusiasts.



Gold: Carmel Kitchen RestaurantsCarmelKitchen-crop



Carmel Kitchen Restaurants win a Gold Horizon Award for Restaurant and Food Industry Websites.


The responsive website presents visitors with a smooth, pleasant experience regardless of what type of device they access the website from. Custom programming supports an online table reservations engine and a secure online gift-card purchases. Integration of the organization’s Club Carmel loyalty program with individualized profile information is accessible to members through the website.


To read more about the Carmel Kitchen website, click here.




Silver: Exploration Tower at Port Canaveralexploration_tower_desktop



Exploration Tower is the 23 Million dollar flagship facility at Port Canaveral. The website speaks to multiple audiences, from tourists to event planners to grow visits, bookings and further exploration through the site’s clean and inspiring design.


To learn more about the Exploration Tower Website, click here.






Silver: Friends of the Tampa Riverwalktampa-riverwalk

The purpose of the Friends of the Riverwalk website is to inform, educate and entice visitors and community members to experience the Riverwalk and its programs and cultural events. In addition the website is a critical source of ongoing funds and support for the current features and continuing enhancements of the Riverwalk.

Visit the Tampa Riverwalk Website here.


Horizon-bronze winner

Bronze: BioSpine Institutebiospine_desktop

BioSpine Institute’s website earned Bronze Horizon Award honors in the Health and Human Services category.
The website provides a rich array of resources to assist consumers researching spine surgery. The site aims to simplify, educate and assure patients and prospective patients about their spine surgery options, procedures, insurance inquires and provide expert guidance through the process of spinal surgery decisions.

Read more about  the BioSpine Institute website here.


Bronze: Central Vacuum Storescentralvac_desktop

Central Vacuum won a Bronze Horizon Award for eCommerce websites.

Central Vacuum is a Fortune 100 eCommerce retailer of vacuum parts, components and systems as well as household maintenance, cleaning and ventilation products.

This powerhouse website leverages the NopCommerce shopping cart platform to cleanly manage over 33,000 products, 4,000 product categories and over 290 filterable attributes while creating a convenient, pleasant and fast online shopping experience for Central Vacuum’s website customers.

Read more about the Central Vacuum Stores website here.


Bronze: Hillsborough County Tax CollectorHillsTax-crop

The Hillsborough County Tax Collector website received a Bronze Horizon award for government agency websites.

The website presents a large breadth and depth of information and functionality for the various needs of citizens and businesses in Hillsborough County, Florida including: live wait times at locations, records, forms & online payments that bring true “Customer service” to government public service in Hillsborough County.

Read more about the Hillsborough County Tax Collector website design here.


View more on Bayshore Solutions’ history with the Horizon Interactive Awards.

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