As an underlying network and services provider of the Internet, Level 3 is pleased to sponsor the Webby Awards, honoring the innovation and excellence that are changing our everyday communications
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 9, 2008
The Webby Awards announced today that Level 3 Communications will serve as the lead event sponsor of The Webby Awards, which will be held in New York City on June 9-10, 2008.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-person judging academy whose members include Vinton Cerf, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, and Harvey Weinstein.
The winners of this year's Webby Awards will be saluted alongside a remarkable slate of special achievement honorees, including David Byrne, Stephen Colbert, Lorne Michaels, director Michel Gondry, and artist and producer will.i.am.
"As an underlying network and services provider of the Internet, Level 3 is pleased to sponsor the Webby Awards, honoring the innovation and excellence that are changing our everyday communications," said Sureel Choksi, chief marketing officer for Level 3.
"We are proud to be working with a sponsorship partner like Level 3 that brings a shared understanding of the pivotal role of the Internet in reshaping communications across every facet of culture and society," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards.
For the second consecutive year, Level 3 will bring the "Red Couch" to The Webby Film and Video Awards on June 9 and The 12th Annual Webby Awards on June 10. The "Red Couch" provides interview opportunities for Webby winners and nominees to discuss the new possibilities they envision over the Internet, including the historical growth in online communications as part of the current presidential election. Selected interview videos will be archived after the event at http://www.Level3.com/RedCouch.
"The Internet continues to drive highly visual and personalized communications," said Choksi. "Greater two-way interactivity and mobile connectivity are accelerating these changes, from business to politics to entertainment. As part of The Webbys, we are excited to highlight the online accomplishments that are using the Internet to connect people and ideas in unique ways. "
The 12th Annual Webby Awards received a nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide.
For more information on The Webby Awards, please visit http://www.webbyawards.com.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Nokia; .ORG; Level 3; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Adweek; Variety; Wired; IDG; Pequot Ventures; Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS):
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organization, The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards, the leading honor for Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. Presented by The Academy, The Webbys recognizes excellence in interactive creativity, establishing best practices on a yearly basis, and thus pushing the standards of web development continually higher. 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.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit http://www.Level3.com.
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