Lenox, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2006
EnlightenNext, the nonprofit educational organization “dedicated to a revolution in consciousness and culture” will be honored at the 10th Annual Webby Awards with the People’s Voice Award in the Best Religion and Spirituality web site category for WIE.org. WIE.org is the online web site for the award-winning magazine What Is Enlightenment? produced by EnlightenNext.
Hailed as the "online Oscars" by Time Magazine, the prestigious Webby Awards recognize the very best of the Internet in 69 business, consumer and culture categories, such as Community, Fashion, Film, Financial, Activism, Politics and Religion/Spirituality. This year, the People's Voice Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states. EnlightenNext and other winners will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted by Rob Corddry of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on June 12th in New York City.
More than 300,000 votes were cast in the Webby Award balloting process and WIE.org come out on top of fellow nominees like Beliefnet, NPR’s This I Believe and PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. WIE.org is the online web site for the award-winning magazine What Is Enlightenment? produced by EnlightenNext. WIE.org is a content rich resource web site offering audios, videos, and printable articles of interviews and investigations by the editors of What Is Enlightenment?
“At EnlightenNext and WIE.org we’re trying to create a global network of individuals on the leading edge who are interested in facilitating a shift in consciousness,” says Andrew Cohen, founder of EnlightenNext. “It’s a challenging endeavor, but having the backing of the People’s Voice validates our mission. We’re honored that people recognize the value of the work we’re doing.”
According to Cohen, EnlightenNext is on a mission to expand and deepen the perspective through which we interpret our experience from global events to our most intimate relationships. He believes that it is only through this broader lens that we will be able to find new solutions to life’s most challenging situations and in the process literally redefine the times we are living in.
The EnlightenNext International Center is located at Foxhollow Estate in Lenox, Massachusetts. It is home to the creative offices of What Is Enlightenment? magazine, WIE.org, EnlightenNext.org, and AndrewCohen.org. It is also home to the Voices from the Edge an international speakers series hosting the leading edge thinkers of today in various fields of expertise. EnlightenNext also offers an accredited Master's Degree in Conscious Evolution in conjunction with The Graduate Institute in Connecticut.
EnlightenNext has satellite centers in Cambridge, MA, New York City, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv and Rishikesh, India. For more information visit http://www.enlightennext.org.
The Webby Awards, founded in 1996, are known worldwide for its famous five-words-or-less acceptance speeches. The 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. People's Voice Winners will be honored at an Awards Gala in New York City on June 12th.
EnlightenNext is a nonprofit, educational organization “dedicated to a revolution in human consciousness and culture.” It was founded by Andrew Cohen in 1986. EnlightenNext is the parent organization of the award-winning international magazine What Is Enlightenment? (WIE) founded in 1991 and WIE.org created in 1999. EnlightenNext 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 an 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. EnlightenNext 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 an online audience of more than 100,000 visitors monthly. It is based in Lenox, Massachusetts. http://www.enlightennext.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 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, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, 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 iadas.net.
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Contact: Hope Cohen