.ORG Becomes an Official Sponsor of the 12th Annual Webby Awards

RESTON, VA – February 11, 2008 – The Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the premier domain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy, announces it will be an Official Sponsor of the 12th Annual Webby Awards.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on . Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities.  Awards are presented in the categories of Website, Interactive Advertising, Online Film and Video, and Mobile.

"We are very excited to have .ORG as a sponsor as non-commercial sites are at the forefront of innovation on the Internet,", said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards.  "Since 1996, over 40 organizations in the .ORG community have been nominated for the annual awards, and over 20 have been winners across all categories."

" .ORG is an unrivaled channel to share ideas, enhance lives, and advance the mission of thousands of community-minded organizations – and the Webby Awards have recognized that", according to Alexa Raad, CEO of the Public Interest Registry.  "We look forward to partnering with the Webby Awards to highlight these international organizations that are making a difference in our lives every day."
 
Key Dates
April 8, 2008:  People’s Voice Awards voting begins
April 24, 2008:  People’s Voice Awards voting ends
April 29, 2008:  Webby Award and People’s Voice Award Winners announced
June 9, 2008:  Second Annual Webby Online Film and Video Awards, NYC
June 10, 2008:  The 12th Annual Webby Awards Gala, NYC

Visit www.thewebbys.org for a showcase of past winners and nominees from the .ORG community.

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 , 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.

About .ORG
Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy.  As a premier domain, .ORG provides an unrivaled channel to share ideas, to enhance lives, and to advance your mission.  .ORG empowers the global noncommercial community to use more effectively and, concurrently, takes a leadership position among internet stakeholders on policy and related issues.  .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, is based in Reston, Virginia, USA


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