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April 29, 2002 - At New York: Peace Corps Web Site nominated for Webby Award
Peace Corps Web Site nominated for Webby Award
Read and comment on this story from At New York on the nomination of the Peace Corps Web Site for a Webby Award (shown in the photo above). Our congratulations to Peace Corps and to Three Spot Media who produced the web site redesign. Read the story at:
Webby Awards Announces Nominees *
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Webby Awards Announces Nominees
By Michael Singer
The Web has become very diverse. Don't think so? Consider the list of some 140 nominees competing for The 6th Annual Webby Awards.
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences Monday announced its short list of the best, brightest and most bizarre rest stops on the Information Superhighway.
Among the sites being considered for the Internet award: How about the Vatican and Planned Parenthood or the Peace Corps and the U.S. Army?
There are some 28 categories, including Activism, Finance, Community, Film, Travel, Personal Web Sites, Sports, Spirituality, and Weird. Nominees in NetArt and Technical Achievement will be announced Monday, May 6. A complete list of nominees is available at their home site.
"With more than 500 million people online today, we've reached a stage where the Web is part of the fabric of our lives," said Maya Draisin, the executive director of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. "The 2002 nominees - both large and small - are setting the standards for the medium and transforming the way we live."
Winners will be announced at The 6th Annual Webby Awards, which will be held on Tuesday, June 18th, 2002 at the California Palace of The Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
In keeping with Webby tradition, winners will once again be held to a five-words-or-less acceptance speech. Last year's finest moment: "Bush volunteers, it's that easy," said VolunteerMatch founder Jay Backstrand, who won two Webby's last year.
The Sixth Annual Webby Awards also mark the debut of three new awards: The Rising Star Award, which recognizes the fastest-growing site, Top U.S. Site, and Top Global Site. In partnership with Nielsen//Netratings, these awards are determined using their Internet audience rankings for May 2002.
As evidence of a growing interest in the Webbys and the Web itself, the Academy received a record number of entries this year, with submissions coming from 36 countries. 2002 international nominees include AllAfrica.com (Mauritius-News), Debkafile (Israel-News), BBC News Online (United Kingdom-News), Freemuse (Denmark-Music), RTE Interactive Radio (Ireland-Radio), and The Vatican (Vatican City-Spirituality).
Several sites are also nominated in more than one category including: Idealist.org (Activism and Community); Beliefnet (Community and Spirituality); and Amazon.com (Best Practices and Commerce). BBC-affiliated Web sites are nominated in three categories - News, Radio, and TV.
"The 2002 nominees demonstrate that the Web is really getting back to what it does best - connecting, building communities, entertaining, and enhancing everyday life," said Webby Awards founder and director Tiffany Shlain.
For the second year in a row, the Academy will present The Best Practices Award, which recognizes a single Web site that serves as a model of excellence. This year's nominees are Google.com (2001 winner), Amazon.com, National Geographic, Peace Corps, and U.S. Army Basic Training.
The Webby Awards and People's Voice Awards voting process is audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. (no Anderson jokes please)
Called by some the "Oscars of the Internet," The Webby Awards is an international honor for Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity.
The awards are presented by the Academy, a diverse, 350-person organization whose membership includes Francis Ford Coppola, David Bowie, Esther Dyson, Rob Glaser and Julia Child. The list:
ACTIVISIM: AlterNet http://www.alternet.org
BEST PRACTICES: Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com
Peace Corps http://www.peacecorps.gov
US Army Basic Training http://www.goarmy.com/basic
BROADBAND: 120Seconds.com http://www.120seconds.com
COMMERCE: Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com
COMMUNITY: BeliefNet http://www.beliefnet.com
Burning Man http://www.burningman.com
The Warren Ellis Forum http://forums.delphiforums.com/ellis
EDUCATION: eNature http://www.enature.com
Students Against Testing http://www.nomoretests.com
FASHION: Hint Fashion Magazine http://www.hintmag.com
Lumiere Magazine http://www.lumiere.com
ZOOZOOM.com Magazine http://www.zoozoom.com
FILM: Donnie Darko http://www.donniedarko.com
Waking Life http://www.wakinglifemovie.com
Without a Box http://www.withoutabox.com
FINANCE: 10K Wizard http://www.10kwizard.com
Financial Engines http://www.financialengines.com
Yahoo! Finance http://finance.yahoo.com
GAMES: Banja http://www.banja.com
PopCap Games http://www.popcap.com
GOVERNMENT and LAW: Copyright Website http://www.copyrightwebsite.com
Council on Foreign Relations http://www.cfr.org
Library of Congress http://lcweb.loc.gov
U.S. Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov
HEALTH: Breast Cancer Action http://www.bcaction.org
Planned Parenthood Golden Gate http://www.ppgg.org
HUMOR: Fuckedcompany.com http://www.fuckedcompany.com
Heartless Bitches International http://www.heartless-bitches.com
Legodeath - A Museum of Horrors http://www.legodeath.com
The Onion http://www.theonion.com
KIDS: Channel One http://www.channelone.com
Pinhole Spy Camera http://www.pinholespy.com
SFS Kids http://www.sfskids.com
LIVING: Do-It-Yourself Network.com http://www.diynet.com
National Gardening http://www.nationalgardening.com
Time Out New York http://www.timeoutny.com
MUSIC: all songs considered http://www.npr.org/programs/asc
Hearts of Space http://www.hos.com
NEWS: allAfrica.com http://www.allafrica.com
Arts & Letters Daily http://www.aldaily.com
BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news
PERSONAL SITE: abnormalbehaviorchild http://www.abnormalbehaviorchild.com
hungry for design http://www.hungryfordesign.com
Jeff Harris http://www.jeffharris.org/
The Committee to Free Lori Berenson http://www.freelori.org
POLITICS: California r Foundation http://www.calr.org
Center for Responsive Politics http://www.opensecrets.org
Political Money Line http://www.fecinfo.com
The Hill http://www.thehill.com
PRINT and ZINES: Mr. Beller's Neighborhood http://www.mrbellersneighborhood.com
National Geographic Magazine http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm
The Smoking Gun http://www.thesmokinggun.com
RADIO: BBC Radio 4 website http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
RTE Interactive Radio http://www.rte.ie/radio
Youth Radio http://www.youthradio.org
SCIENCE: Becoming Human http://www.becominghuman.org
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics http://mathworld.wolfram.com
NASA Earth Observatory http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov
SciTech Daily Review http://www.scitechdaily.com
SERVICES: Embark http://www.embark.com
SPIRITUALITY: BeliefNet http://www.beliefnet.com
Glide Memorial Church http://www.glide.org
Islamic Studies http://www.arches.uga.edu/~godlas
SPORTS: 2002 FIFA World Cup http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com
San Francisco 49ers http://www.49ers.com
TRAVEL: IgoUgo http://www.igougo.com
Lonely Planet Online http://www.lonelyplanet.com
travel intelligence.net http://www.travelintelligence.net
World Hum http://www.worldhum.com
TELEVISION: BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk
CSI:Crime Scene Investigation http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/main.shtml
E! Online http://www.eonline.com
The Osbournes http://www.mtv.com/onair/osbournes/
Who Wants to be a Millionaire http://abc.abcnews.go.com/primetime/millionaire/millionaire_home.html
WEIRD: All Your Base Are Belong To Us http://www.planettribes.com/allyourbase/
Cut Off My Feet (Freck's New Feet) http://www.cutoffmyfeet.com
Devices of Wonder http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/devices
Mind Control Forum http://heart7.net/mcf/
April 29, 2002
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