HowStuffWorks.com Wins Education and Copy/Writing Categories for the 11th Annual Webby Awards
Also Wins Two People's Voice Awards
Atlanta, GA - May 2, 2007 - The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today awarded HowStuffWorks.com with two Webby Awards for 2007. In addition to winning for Best Education Web Site and Best Copy/Writing, HowStuffWorks.com was also honored with the People's Voice Awards in the same categories.
HowStuffWorks.com is best known for its unique style of breaking down thousands of topics into easy-to-understand language for people of all ages, using comprehensive articles, animated graphics and informative videos. Although the site has earned several People's Voice awards during its nine-year history, this year marks the first time HowStuffWorks.com has earned the coveted awards given by the official judging panel.
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 & Video and Mobile Web sites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "HowStuffWorks.com winner selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators."
"Having our content recognized by the Webby Awards as best-in-class is especially meaningful to us since our content is our product and since it represents who we are as a brand and as a company," said Jeff Arnold, Chairman and CEO of HowStuffWorks. "Even with our recent growth and expansion, we've stayed true to our original mission of providing quality, comprehensive, and credible information in an educational and entertaining format."
In addition to its two Webby Awards, HowStuffWorks.com has also received numerous accolades, including being named one of TIME Magazine's "25 Sites We Can't Live Without" and one of PC Magazine's "Top 101 Classic Web Sites."
The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is known worldwide for its famous five-word speeches.
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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 Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. 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.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS):
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit www.iadas.net.