Stuff Named as Honoree in 12th Annual Webby Awards
Stuff.co.nz Has Been Named An Official Honoree In The News Category Of The 12th Annual Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet. The awards are judged by a global organisation that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
The 2008 awards attracted nearly 10,000 entries submitted from over 60 countries. Webby executive director David-Michel Davies said the awards honoured the outstanding work that was setting the standards for the Internet.
"Stuff.co.nz's Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
Five sites were named as Nominees for the best news category - including international heavyweights BBC.co.uk, NYTimes.com and CNN.com - with the winner to be announced next month. A further 14 sites - including Stuff.co.nz - were named Official Honorees in the category. Stuff.co.nz is the only New Zealand website to be selected as an Official Honoree in the category, sitting alongside respected news sites such as guardian.co.uk, reuters.com, boston.com and huffingtonpost.com.
Editor Mark Stevens said it was wonderful to have Stuff.co.nz honoured alongside the world's leading news sites.
"Everyone involved in Stuff.co.nz works tremendously hard every day to present our news, information and entertainment in a sharp fashion. It's great to have our work acknowledged in this way."