ioby, ThinkProgress, and the National Archives Transcription websites have been selected as Official Honorees of the 16th Annual Webby Awards. We are excited that these innovative websites we helped build for our customers received the Internet’s highest honor. This year the Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to only the very top of all work entered. The websites were honored in the following categories: ioby (Activism), ThinkProgress (Blog – Political), National Archives Transcription (Government).
New Signature was thrilled to have the opportunity to assist the amazing team at the Center for American Progress and ThinkProgress in building the ThinkProgress website. The Center’s web technology team and online communications team produced an innovative design and we had the opportunity to bring our WordPress expertise to bear on some really interesting and challenging business requirements. A special thanks to the entire team at the Center that we worked with, and specifically to some of the key project leaders, including: Faiz Shakir, VP and Editor of Think Progress; George Estrada, VP for Technology; Harold Neal, Manager of Web Technologies; and Matt Pusateri, Art Director.
For the National Archives Transcription, New Signature teamed with Viderity and the phenomnal team at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to help build this groundbreaking crowd sourcing platform that allows citizens contributors to help improve the accessibility of historical documentsand. As a special thanks to Rachel Everett, CEO of Viderity, and Sarah Araghi at NARA.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 1,000-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.
Winners are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences a global organization whose newest members include CEO of Skype, Tony Bates, shft.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, CEO of Rovio Mikael Hed, and co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, as well as director Darren Aronofsky, Martha Stewart, Huffington Post Media Group President Arianna Huffington, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, musician David Bowie, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson, and R/GA Chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg.
Recognition by the Webby Award puts these websites in the esteemed group of industry leaders and former winners such as Twitter, Google, eBay, Yahoo!, iTunes, Skype, FedEx, BBC News, CNN, The Guardian, The New York Times, Aol, Tumblr, Wikipedia, ESPN, Funny or Die, Comedy Central, PBS, The Huffington Post, the Sundance Channel, and The Onion.