The Webby Awards

The Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, recently selected Plank as its official Webby Ambassador in Canada for the 11th Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Call for Entries began on September 19, 2006.

As an Ambassador, Plank will oversee outreach to Canada's most outstanding interactive and creative professionals, encouraging potential entrants to submit their work for consideration for The 11th Annual Webby Awards.

Hailed as "one of the most prestigious awards in the world" by the BBC, The Webby Awards is presented and judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.

"The Webbys has always received outstanding entries from around the world, but with so much of today's very best interactive work being created outside the US, it is more important than ever for us to work with local industry leaders such as Plank to help us find the very best work in Canada," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards and The Academy.

Noting that The 10th Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries, Davies said Plank would play a critical role in building on that momentum and increasing entries from Canada this year. Plank would like to thank Bruce Livingstone, CEO of iStockphoto, an official event sponsor of the Webbys, who recommended Plank to the Webbys.

About The Webby Awards:

Called the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996, the 10th Annual Webby Awards received over 5,500 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include AOL, Verizon, Fortune, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

For more information about the Webby Awards please visit the official Webbys site.

To see Plank’s profile as Canada’s Ambassadors to the Webbys on the Webby Awards site, please click here.

For more information about the Webbys in Canada, please contact us.

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