REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – (April 12, 2006) — The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web sites, today nominated Shutterfly, the leading independent online photo service, for the Best Services Web site of 2006. The Tenth Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from more than 40 countries and all 50 states. Winners will be announced on May 9, 2006 and honored at The Tenth Annual Webby Awards in New York City on June 12, 2006. As a nominee for a Webby Award, Shutterfly is also eligible to win a People’s Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 11th to May 5th at http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com
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, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, 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, founder and ambassador of The Webby Awards. “Shutterfly’s Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators.”
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous five-words-or-less acceptance speeches.
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Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. (www.shutterfly.com ) is a premium photo service specializing in the consumer and professional photography markets. The company provides customers with simple and fun ways to organize, enhance and archive images; share pictures with family and friends; order professional-quality prints and create an assortment of personalized items such as Photo Books, Calendars and Greeting Cards. In 2005, Shutterfly ranked no. 170 on the 24th annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
Shutterfly, Shutterfly Collections and Shutterfly.com are trademarks of Shutterfly, Inc.
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; The Creative Group; Verizon; Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines; Fortune; OnRequest Images; IDG; iStockphoto; American Marketing Association; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced Studios; MX Interactive and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information visit www.webbyawards.com
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit www.iadas.net