These awards recognize excellence in the practical and creative integration of webcasting technology in business, education, health, and government. Winners demonstrate how rich media has transformed their organizations through measurable improvements in accessibility, cost savings, efficiency, and productivity. Eligible projects must have been completed during the 2005 calendar year. The Excellence in Distance Education Award recognizes a higher-education institution that has transformed its distance-education program with rich media. The Scholastic Achievement Award recognizes a school district or other organization serving K-12 education that harnessed the power of rich media to improve communication, learning, and outreach.