The award has been announced by SPIN (Society of Public Information Networks) and the SPIN journal Electronic Public Information.
Just one award for excellence and innovation is made annually.
The council's 3,000 page web site is visited an average of 2,000
months, excluding access to the library catalogue and community
The site offers a variety of information, including details and e-
mail addresses of county councillors, which committees they sit on
and which parishes they represent, plus a database of 8,000
community organisations in Suffolk.
The 'Have Your Say' consultation pages currently feature a
questionnaire centred around 'Mapping Suffolk's Future', a joint
initiative by all district/borough councils in Suffolk.
There are also pages which exploit Suffolk's rich historical and
archaeological heritage as well as the county's attractions as a
tourist venue and a location for business.
Council leader Chris Mole said:
'I am very proud of the way Suffolk's web site has developed over
the last two years, helping us to communicate with the people of
Suffolk and listen to their views.
'Its high quality lies in the use of the information management
skills of libraries and heritage in partnership with the technical
expertise of the council's IT section,' he said.
Guenever Pachent, who chairs the council's web editorial board,
said key factors in the development of the site were political
support, participation by all departments and generous feedback
from visitors to the site.
'I am so pleased for all people involved their hard work has been
recognised at national level,' she added.
The council's web site is at http://www.suffolkcc.gov.uk