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For Immediate Release

Contact: (spokesperson name)
(spokesperson phone)
(spokesperson email)


[WINNER NAME] NAMED BEST [Category] [Type: Website, Online Film & Video or

Advertisement] IN THE 18th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS;

[Entry title] Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of Web;

Ceremony Will Be Available On Demand WebbyAwards.com at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014


[CITY, STATE] — [Date XX] - [Winner Name] announced today that it has been named the Best [category] [website, online film & video, mobile & app, or advertisement] 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, Founder of Tumblr David Karp, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf , Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Creator of the Gif Steve Wilhite, and mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper.

[DESCRIPTION OF WINNER]

"[Winner Name] has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

[QUOTE FROM WINNER SPOKESPERSON]

[Winner Name] will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners 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” Bjork’s "A.E.I.O.U"; and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti House of Cards "The Oscars should do this.". The show will be hosted by critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Patton Oswalt. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, fans can watch the show in HD at webbyawards.com. A full list of both The Webby Awards and People's Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.

About [WINNER]

[INSERT WINNER 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.