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For Immediate Release

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[NAME OF NOMINEE] NOMINATED FOR BEST [CATEGORY] [Type: Website, Online Film & Video, Advertisement, or Mobile App] IN THE 18th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS

Fans Can Vote Online to Help [NOMINEE] Win Internet's Top Honor: pv.webbyawards.com

[CITY, STATE] — [Date XX] - [Nominee Name] announced today that it has been nominated for Best [category] [website, online film & video, advertisement, or mobile app] in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and and creator of the Jif Steve Wilhite.

[DESCRIPTION OF NOMINEE]

"Nominees like [NOMINEE] 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 12,000 entries we received this year."

[QUOTE FROM NOMINEE SPOKESPERSON]

As a nominee, [NOMINEE] is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 24th, [NOMINEE] fans can cast their votes at pv.webbyawards.com.

Winners will be announced on Monday, April 28, 2014 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 19, 2014 at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Highlights from last year’s 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhites “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; Humans of New York “Still can’t pay my rent”; and NASA “No more jokes about Uranus”.

For a full list of last year's 5-Word Speeches, please visit webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php.

About [NOMINEE]

[INSERT NOMINEE BOILERPLATE/GENERAL DESCRIPTION ABOUT YOUR WEBSITE/ORGANIZATION HERE]

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 & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.