Do Something Named Best Youth Web Site in Webby People's Voice Awards
"The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "Do Something's win is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
DoSomething.org will be honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers on June 8th in New York City. On June 9th, fans will be able to watch the ceremony, including Do Something's five-word speech, at the official Webby Awards YouTube Channel.
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 Vint Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington and Harvey Weinstein.
The 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous five-word speech limit. Past Webby Award winners — and their speeches — include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote"), Beastie Boys ("Can anyone fix my computer?"), and Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.").
ABOUT DO SOMETHING:
Do Something believes teenagers have the power to make a difference. We leverage communication technologies to enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action. Recipient of Fast Company's Social Capitalist Award in 2008 and Webby People's Voice Award in 2009, Do Something inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers (nearly 12 million kids in 2008): 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 over 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: YouTube; Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Variety; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.