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Win a Trip for Two to San Francisco for the 1999 Webby Awards

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Judie Mulligan, mulligaj@fleishman.com
Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations, 415.356.1086

WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR THE 1999 WEBBY
AWARDS

One lucky fan and friend will be “Whisked to the
Webbies” from anywhere in the world

http://www.webbyawards.com

San Francisco (January 28, 1999) – Pack your bags, think
about what you’d wear to cyberspace, and clear your calendar for March
18, 1999. You and a friend might be going to San Francisco for The 1999 Webby Awards. All you have to do is
cast your online ballot for the best sites on the Internet through February
28, 1999 in The Webby Awards’ tribute to democracy on the web – The People’s
Voice Awards. (www.webbyawards.com)

The Webby Awards are the leading creative honors in digital
media. More than 3,000 people from around the globe will descend on San
Francisco for one of the year’s hottest tickets, while hundreds of thousands
more will tune in to the Webcast to hear the winners of The 1999 Webby
Awards. While the Webby Awards will be chosen by a stellar roster of judges
that includes David Bowie, Tina Brown, and Francis Ford Coppola, the The
People’s Voice Awards will be chosen by the online community.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
will fly one lucky online voter and a guest from anywhere in the world
to San Francisco for The 1999 Webby Awards on March 18, 1999. While in
San Francisco, the winners will be given the red carpet treatment, complete
with hotel accommodations at the hip and stylish Triton Hotel, VIP tickets
to the invitation only awards show and post-ceremony bash at San Francisco’s
newly renovated City Hall.

“The Webby Awards are the one time of year when the global
online community gathers together in a single place,” said Tiffany Shlain,
the executive producer and creative director of The Webby Awards. “We
want to give everyone the opportunity to join people from all around the
world for a fabulous celebration of the Internet.

To get in the running to be “Whisked to the Webbies,”
contestants must cast a ballot at The Webby Awards Web site http://www.webbyawards.com
for their favorite Web site in at least one of The People’s Voice Awards’
22 categories. Contestants can also send a 3×5 card with their selections
and E-mail address to The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences,
150 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107. All votes must be received by
February 19, 1999. One Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected in
a drawing and notified by phone or mail.

The 1999 Webby Awards mark the first time that the awards
will use an outside accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to audit
its balloting process.

About The Webby Awards

The Webby Awards are the leading creative honors for digital
media. Nominees and winners are chosen by The International Academy of
Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization dedicated to the creative,
technical, and professional progress of new media. The Webby Awards are
an IDG event. The VIP pre-party is co-hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers
and Hewlett Packard. The post-party is sponsored by Intel. The Webby Awards
ceremony is sponsored by Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine (The Digital
supplement), vivid studios, Levi Strauss & Co., BroadVision, Access Magazine,
AdForce, NaviSite, The Motley Fool, Hotel Triton, The Menlo Technology
Group, Alice 97.3 (CBS affiliate), PC World, TipWorld, LinkExchange, The
Industry Standard, ARTBYTE, For more information, visit http://www.webbyawards.com.

About the International Academy of
Digital Arts and Sciences

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of
new media. The goal of the Academy is to assemble a unique and brilliant
panel of leading new media experts, Web visionaries, journalists, and
luminaries to propel the new medium into and through the new millennium.
There are currently over 200 members, including diverse experts such as
film director Francis Ford Coppola, musician David Bowie, Chairman of
Miramax Talk Media Tina Brown, cyberguru Esther Dyson, “Dilbert” creator
Scott Adams, Infoseek Chairman Steve Kirsch, and computer scientist Jaron
Lanier, as well as writers and editors from publications such as Wired,
Details, Fast Company, Elle, ARTBYTE, The New York Times, The Los Angeles
Times, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Forbes, Premier, PC World, and Jane.

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