Lenox, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2006
LENOX, MA – APRIL 20 - The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web sites, nominated WIE.org as the Best Religion and Spirituality Web site of 2006. WIE.org is produced by EnlightenNext, which also produces the award-winning magazine What Is Enlightenment? Founder and visionary of WIE.org, Andrew Cohen, inspires a dedicated staff of talented designers lead by Will Rogers and Webmaster Jeff Bellsey.
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. "WIE.org’s Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
"WIE.org’s vision is to create an online forum for the evolution of consciousness and culture," says managing editor Carter Phipps. “By bringing together scientists, mystics, activists, business people, and philosophers, WIE.org is forging new perspectives from which we can begin to address the challenging problems of our moment in history.”
As a nominee for a Webby Award, WIE.org is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 11 to May 5 at http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com
The Tenth Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous five-words-or-less acceptance speeches.
Winners will be announced on May 9, 2006, and honored at the Tenth Annual Webby Awards in New York City on June 12.
What Is Enlightenment? magazine (WIE) was founded by Andrew Cohen in 1991. The WIE website was created in 1999. They are produced by EnlightenNext Media, a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to a revolution in human consciousness and culture. WIE also sponsors the Voices from the Edge international speakers series http://www.wie.org/voices which offers an annual calendar of lectures and seminars featuring innovative thinkers and prominent leaders in various fields of expertise. Its newest venture is am online multimedia subscription based service http://www.wie.org/unbound featuring audios and videos from today’s leading thinkers in business, politics, environmental issues, science, spirituality, and contemporary culture. WIE offers an accredited Master's Degree in Conscious Evolution in conjunction with The Graduate Institute in Connecticut. WIE magazine has an international readership of 75,000 and online audience of more than 100,000 visitors monthly. It is based in Lenox, Massachusetts. http://www.wie.org
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 http://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 http://www.iadas.net.
Hope Cohen, Publicist
What Is Enlightenment? magazine
(digital images available upon request)
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