We are incredibly proud of this nomination, and honored to be placed alongside companies such as Yelp and Metacritic
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
StreetAdvisor announced today that it has been nominated for Best Guide/Rating/Review website in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, creators of the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds.
StreetAdvisor, the world’s first online community for real-life street, neighborhood and city reviews is the leading online destination for discovering and exploring places to live across the United States and Australia.
"Nominees like StreetAdvisor are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
“We are incredibly proud of this nomination, and honored to be placed alongside companies such as Yelp and Metacritic”, said Adam Spencer, Co-Founder of StreetAdvisor. “It’s been a long 5 years collecting ratings and reviews and The Webby nomination is a fantastic validation for our team and the unique local content that we provide.”
As a nominee, StreetAdvisor is also eligible for The Webby Awards’ “People's Voice Award”, which is voted for online by fans across the globe. From now until Friday, April 27, 2012, StreetAdvisor fans are encouraged to cast their votes at http://pv.webbyawards.com/ballot/10
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Highlights from last year’s 5-Word Speeches include: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour: "Sometimes, geeks can be chic”; IBM supercomputer Watson: "Person of the year. Ironic."; and Agency of the Year Winner Wieden + Kennedy: "Anonymous, we thank you, anonymously."
For a full list of last year's 5-Word Speeches, please visit http://www.webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php
Founded in 2007 by Jason Spencer and Adam Spencer, StreetAdvisor.com helps people find the perfect streets, neighborhoods and cities to live, based on the opinions of people who know best... locals.
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 & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th 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: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.