The Southern Republican Leadership Conference announced the winners of their first ever FLS Connect Digital Strategies / New Media Challenge. A team of judges evaluated the efforts of state Republican parties to utilize online technologies for marketing, persuasion, and information dissemination. The Republican Party of Louisiana was a finalist in 5 out of the 6 categories in consideration including website, email campaign, Facebook, viral video, and independent social network. Current Gatorworks client, the Republican Party of Louisiana, won the overall category for their online presence. The overall winner was based on the complete online strategy including website, email campaign, facebook fan page, twitter page, viral video, and independent social network.