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For Immediate Release
THE HOPE OF SURVIVORS RECEIVED “WEBBY WORTHY” DISTINCTION FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS
www.TheHopeOfSurvivors.com Recognized by Top International Honor for Web Sites
Thompsonville, IL – 9/2/05 – The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web sites, has recognized www.TheHopeOfSurvivors.com as Webby Worthy; a distinction made for the first time this year to recognize sites exhibiting remarkable achievement. The site is produced by Steve and Samantha Nelson, co-founders of The Hope of Survivors, and was designed by Steve Nelson.
Hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined 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 Webby Awards honors the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet,” said Tiffany Shlain, creative director and founder of The Webby Awards. “The Hope of Survivors’ Webby Worthy selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“We feel blessed that we have been allowed to use the talents and abilities that God has given us to create a web site that reaches so many people with hope, healing and comfort,” says Steve Nelson, President of The Hope of Survivors. “We are very thankful for the opportunity that winning this award brings as, through recognition and exposure, others are enabled to find the resources they need through The Hope of Survivors.”
The 9th Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Out of the over 4,000 entries submitted, fewer than 20% received this honor and were deemed Webby Worthy. Winners were announced May 3, 2005, and were honored at a gala event in New York’s landmark Gotham Hall on June 6, 2005.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous five-words-or-less acceptance speeches.
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