The Webby Awards honors the best in Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video and the MobileWeb
Reston, VA – September 29, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the company behind the .ORG domain name, encourages .ORG community members worldwide to submit their websites for the 14th Annual Webby Awards. In 2009, the .ORG community was well represented at The Webby’s with 63 nominations and 26 winners overall, an increase of 37% from 2008.
For 2010, the Webby Awards has added two new categories, Green and Media, both of which are the strengths of the .ORG community. "Most green and environmental initiatives have their home under the .ORG domain space," says Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry. "In addition, .ORG websites are some of the most media rich, and technologically advanced websites when it comes to utilizing the best of online media tools and applications to advance their mission."
The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honors excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. The competition is open to all organizations and individuals involved in designing, building, managing, maintaining, marketing or promoting content for business, consumer or general audiences.
"The Webby Awards is fantastic opportunity for the .ORG community to showcase their achievements through web, interactive, video and mobile content developments," says David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “We are very excited for the 14th Annual Webby Awards, and look forward to an even better representation of .ORG websites in 2010.”
Call for entries for the 14th Annual Webby Awards is now open at www.webbyawards.com. Organizations can get a jumpstart on their submissions with the early bird entry date deadline of October, 30, 2009.
To promote this year’s call for entries, The Webby Awards also premiered a 60-second video highlighting the best of the awards’ famous five-word speeches.
About .ORG, the Public Interest Registry
Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry empowers the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively and, concurrently, takes a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and related issues. The .ORG domain is the Internet’s third largest "generic" or non-country specific top-level domain with more than 7 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, was founded by the Internet Society in 2002. It is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet’s highest honor" 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 web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 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: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; YouTube; Getty Images; Wieden + Kennedy; The Barbarian Group; The New York Times Company; Behance; Limelight Networks; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.