DoSomething.org Receives 2nd Webby Nomination for Best Youth Website in the 14th Annual Webby Awards
DOSOMETHING.ORG RECEIVES 2ND WEBBY NOMINATION FOR BEST YOUTH WEBSITE IN THE 14th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS
Fans Can Vote Online to Help DoSomething.org Win Internet's Top Honor
New York, NY –April 13, 2010 – DoSomething.org announced today that it has been nominated for Best Youth Website in the 14th Annual 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.
DoSomething.org is a ground-breaking not-for-profit organization that utilizes communication technologies and pop culture to activate young people around important causes. Last Year DoSomething.org took home the springy statuette for the People’s Voice Award in the same category. By leveraging their passionate network of “doers,” the organization hopes to have similar success this year.
"Nominees like DoSomething.org are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
As a nominee, DoSomething.org is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 29th, DoSomething.org fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at http://webby.aol.com/living/youth.
Winners will be announced on May 4th, 2010 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 14th where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous five-word speeches. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."), and Michel Gondry ("Keyboards are full of germs.").
In accepting the People’s Voice win last year, DoSomething.org CTO George Weiner got a chance to deliver one of these short speeches, saying “Um, See You Next Year.” Says George today, “The 2-peat will be difficult. Our teens are up against the formidable PBS kids and their army of tote bags.”
For a full list of last year’s five-word speeches, please visit: http://www.webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php.
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. Plug in at www.DoSomething.org.
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 Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.