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Webby Award for NothingButNets - The People Chose Us!

May 3, 2007  |  by Jason Mogus

For Immediate Release :: Vancouver, BC (May 3, 2007)

The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web sites, named Communicopia website Nothing But Nets - a grassroots campaign to save livesWebby Award People's Voice Winner by preventing malaria - for the Best Charitable Organization Nonprofit Web site of 2007 in the annual People's Voice voting. The Web site is produced by the United Nations Foundation in partnership with Communicopia. People's Voice Winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York City June 3-5, 2007.

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. 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. "Nothing But Nets selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

"We are thrilled to receive this award," said Shannon Raybold, Internet Director for the UN Foundation, the organization that created Nothing But Nets. "Working with the innovative teams at Communicopia who built the site and Artez who powers the fundraising, we have built a Web site that makes it simple for individuals join the fight against malaria. Creative tools and functions have helped to raise over $6 million and have built a community of thousands of supporters who are sending nets and saving lives."

The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.

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About Nothing But Nets:

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Association's NBA Cares, The People of the United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matches donations, net for net. Visitwww.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About Communicopia:

Communicopia helps organizations working for social change inspire and engage their audiences through the connective power of the web. With offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Communicopia serves a global client base that includes BC Hydro, the Loreto Bay Company, United Nations Foundation, Environmental Defence Canada, BC Cancer Foundation, the Make Poverty History Campaign, and the Goldie Hawn Institute. Visit www.communicopia.com.

About The Webby Awards:

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. Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is known worldwide for its famous five-word speeches.

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.

Contacts:

Jason Mogus, CEO
Communicopia Internet Inc.
jason (at) communicopia (dot) com
604-844-7672 x.111

 

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