NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The 13th Annual Webby Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Awards named Disney Family.com Best Family/Parenting site of the year. Over 500,000 votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, and ads in The Webby People’s Voice Awards and 10,000 entries were received for this year’s Webby Awards. Disney Family.com is dedicated to offering helpful, relevant and timely information parents and families can use every day.
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 websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vint Cerf, R/GA’s Chief Bob Greenberg, “Simpson’s” creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington and Harvey Weinstein.
Disney Family.com was honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers on June 8th in New York City. Fans can watch the ceremony online at the official Webby Awards YouTube Channel. A full list of both Webby Awards and People’s Voice Awards winners can be found at: http://www.webbyawards.com.
“We are thrilled that the Academy has honored Disney Family.com with this award and that the site continues to resonate with parents and families alike,” said Emily Smith, Vice President of the Disney Family Group. “To be recognized by the judges and the global web community for the content, design, interactivity and overall experience of the site is truly an honor.”
“The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. “Disney Family.com’s achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators.”
The 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states.