Eurovision's 60th anniversary website nominated for a Webby Award
Posted 7 April 2016 at 16:30
The 60th anniversary website of the Eurovision Song Contest, launched last year, has been nominated for a Webby Award by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Webbys are widely considered to be "the Oscars of the internet".
The website was nominated in the category Event Websites, along with the MTV VMAs, Vanity Fair and two others. A professional jury will award Webby's to some of the nominees, while the public decides upon the Public's Choice Award. Voting is possible until the 21st of April via website of the Webby Awards.
Other categories include nominees like One Direction, talkshow host Ellen, Mashable, CNN, The Guardian and NASA. Last year, the famous TED conference won the award in the Event Websites category.
In the lead-up to the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU decided to commission the creation of an online experience to celebrate the contest's rich legacy. The website brings together stories, photos, videos and statistics.
We are very proud of this nomination, not only because of the acknowledgement of the Academy's members who decide upon the nominees, but also because it is another opportunity to remind millions of people around the world about the Eurovision Song Contest's amazing legacy and its distinct public service values, says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Contest on behalf of the EBU.
The EBU commissioned Scrn to manage the project and produce the content, in close collaboration with technical partner Elespacio. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Webby Awards.
Help spread the word about the Eurovision Song Contest and cast your Webby-vote for the 60th anniversary website. You can vote until 21st of April. Voting is free.