Out of 224 entries submitted in the ‘Travel/Tourism’ category for the 2014 award year, South Padre Island IT Director Paul Holthusen and CVB Executive Director Rachel Flores received an Outstanding Achievement Award for the Convention Centre website sopadre.com. To win an award the site had to successfully pass through a comprehensive judging system. The judges utilized a
points-based scoring system adhering to specific guidelines and criteria to maintain the highest degree of fairness, accuracy and integrity; competently and
effectively evaluate entries; and, deliver clear results.
Sopadre.com was scored using five specific criteria, with a score from 0‐100 awarded for each criteria. The total of these five scores established the overall
score, up to a maximum of 500.
The scores for sopadre.com were as follows:
Feature Functionality: 100
Standards Compliance: 90