Atlanta, GA - April 15, 2008 - The 12th Annual Webby Awards nominated HowStuffWorks.com for the Best Copy/Writing and Podcast of 2008. In conjunction with the Webby Awards, HowStuffWorks.com fans have the opportunity to vote for the People's Voice Awards at http://pv.webbyawards.com. Voting is open through May 1.
Five Words Says It All
Fans can also enter a contest to write HowStuffWorks.com's Webby acceptance speech - known for its famous five-word limit. Should HowStuffWorks.com win a People's Voice award, the company will use the best user-submitted speech at the ceremony and post the speech, along with a photo of its author, on the HowStuffWorks.com home page. Fans can get more information at http://www.howstuffworks.com/five-words-says-it-all.htm. Past headline-grabbing speechmakers at the awards include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote"), Beastie Boys ("Can anyone fix my computer?") and Prince ("Everything you think is true.")
How the Webbys Work
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. To learn more about the awards, visit http://computer.howstuffworks.com/webby.htm.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding Web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "HowStuffWorks.com's Webby Award nominations are a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators."
"You can trust HowStuffWorks.com to deliver reliable, relevant information in an entertaining way - and it's great to be recognized for that." said Conal Byrne, Editor-In-Chief of HowStuffWorks.com. "We're looking forward to seeing how our fans translate that into a five-word acceptance speech, which we really hope to have a reason to use in June."
The 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries and all 50 states.
HowStuffWorks.com is the leading source of credible, unbiased and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. It has won multiple Webby awards, was among Time Magazine's "25 Web Sites We Can't Live Without" in 2006 and 2007, and was among PC Magazine's "Top 100 Web Sites" four times, including in 2007. HowStuffWorks.com is also creating a fully multimedia version of an encyclopedia, with content and video that will answer virtually any question an Internet user might have. In December 2007, HowStuffWorks.com joined with Discovery Communications as part of Discovery's digital media strategy, and a HowStuffWorks program on the Discovery Channel is currently in the works. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., HowStuffWorks.com was a subsidiary of The Convex Group, a media and technology company, from 2003 to 2007.
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 Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 12th Annual Webby Awards received a record 9,500 entries from all 50 states and more than 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; .ORG; The Barbarian Group; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
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