New York, NY, August 24, 2007 — At which awards show do education executives get to share the stage with Al Gore, David Bowie, Meg Whitman, and the Beastie Boys?
At The Webby Awards, the only award ceremony that Vanity Fair calls "better than the Oscars."
From September 18 to December 14, 2007, The 12th Annual Webby Awards will accept entries for the Best Education Site of the year. Last year, HowStuffWorks took home the top education prize at The 11th Annual Webby Awards on June 5, 2007. Nominees included ARTSEDGE: Playing with
Shadows: An Introduction to Shadow Puppetry, Discovering Antarctica, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, And SoundJunction.
"The education industry is doing some of the most interesting and innovative work on the Internet today," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards. "The Webby Awards is an exciting opportunity for education industry leaders to share the stage and international spotlight with some of the world´s leading Internet luminaries and innovators."
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile Websites.
The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries. The awards season was capped by a star-studded June gala showcasing an influential group of internet luminaries including YouTube Founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, rock legend David Bowie, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, and Beastie Boys.
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-person judging academy whose members include Vinton Cerf, R/GA´s Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson´s" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
To enter a Website in the 12th Annual Webby Awards, visit www.webbyawards.com. The early entry deadline is October 26, 2007.
Education sites can also enter in interactive advertising categories and feature categories such as Best Navigation and Best Copy Writing. Nominees will be announced in April and winners will be honored at the gala ceremony in June 2008. In keeping with Webby tradition, all winners´ speeches are limited to just five words.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; The Barbarian Group;
CondéNast|CondéNet; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired;
IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.