Dezeen wins third award in two weeks

News: Dezeen was named Digital Service of the Year at the IBP Awards in London last night - our third major accolade in two weeks.

Dezeen wins third award in two weeks

The IBP judges described Dezeen as "amazingly high quality" and praised "exciting developments" including the UK's first-ever print-on-demand magazine and the introduction of our Opinion section.

The Hospital Club named Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs as one of the 100 "most influential, innovative and interesting people in the creative and media industries"

The accolade comes three days after Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs was named one of the 100 most influential creatives in the UK, and a week after Fairs won the Business Web Editor of the Year prize at the BSME Awards.

The British Society of Magazine Editor's award for Business Web Editor of the Year 2013 went to Dezeen's Marcus Fairs

"The Dezeen entry was of an amazingly high quality," said the IBP judges. "The sheer volume of content is impressive in itself, but also there have been several exciting developments in the past underlined by evidence of impact. The service is certainly not standing still, for example traffic growing 17 percent to 37.3 million visits," the judges commented.

They added: "Innovations since last year have included a beautifully designed and produced print-on-demand magazine covering the fascinating world of 3-D printing; a partnership with Google and the introduction of an Opinion area."

The IBP's Digital Service of the Year award is presented to publications "using digital platforms available to do something different".

"The judges were looking for real innovation and change that anticipated future development," said awards host Peter Murray at the ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane in London.

Organised by the International Building Press, the annual IBP National Journalism Awards honour journalists and publications working in media for the built environment.

Dezeen beat The Architects Journal, Building4change and Construction News to win the category. We were also highly commended in the same category last year.