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For social media: @thewebbyawards seeking year's best mobile sites at www.webbyawards.com. Early deadline is 10.30.09.

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14th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS KICK OFF CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR
YEAR'S BEST MOBILE SITES: WHAT WILL BE YOUR FIVE WORD SPEECH?

"Internet's Top Honor" Seeking Entries in Mobile Web Categories

www.webbyawards.com

New York, NY (September 15, 2009)- What will be your five word speech if you win a Webby Award?

Giving mobile innovators a chance to deliver one of its famous five-word speeches, The Webby Awards today kicked off its 14th annual call for entries at www.webbyawards.com. The early deadline to enter work in more than a dozen mobile categories, including Best Application, Entertainment, and News, is October 30, 2009.

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, online film and video, interactive advertising, and mobile websites

Winners will join past Webby honorees like Jimmy Fallon ("Thank God Conan got promoted."), Arianna Huffington ("I didn't kill newspapers, OK?"), Twitter co-founder Biz Stone ("Creativity is a renewable resource."), and World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee ("Free... open... Keep one Web.") in broadcasting their speeches via the Webby Awards YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/webby), which has received almost 1.5 million video views to date. .

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"Some of today's most exciting and innovative interactive work is happening on the mobile Web," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "We look forward to honoring the leaders who are shaping the future of this important medium."

2009 mobile winners included: ESPN.com Mobile (Best Sports), aka-aki.com (Best Social Networking), Amazon Mobile (Best Mobile Application), Qik (Best Use of Mobile Video), and Stitcher (News). A full list of mobile winners and nominees, including links to winning speeches, can be found at http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?media_id=127&season=13

The 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries. The awards season was capped by a star-studded gala in New York City hosted by Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers.

The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.

Nominees for the 14th Annual Webby Awards will be announced in April 2010, and winners will be honored at a ceremony in New York City on June 14, 2010.

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 Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; YouTube; Getty Images; Wieden + Kennedy; The Barbarian Group; The New York Times Company; Behance; Limelight Networks; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.