storybooth Wins Youth Category in Prestigious 21st Annual Webby Awards

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Unique online digital platform changes the game for young people, sharing animated versions of their own stories and connecting to talk about complex topics

storybooth’s online digital media platform brings young people’s real stories to life through animation, on self-inspired topics from their own lives, ranging from bullying, to racism, first heartbreaks to first triumphs. In just one year, storybooth has received more than 26,000 contributed stories and accumulated more than 40 million video views. Some of storybooth’s top performing stories include:

Mean Mom - https://youtu.be/mXS0_YMT6Y8
Instagram Bullies Busted - https://youtu.be/W6uiAjpkxuQ
Who Am I? - https://youtu.be/eZuDE5QcElU

storybooth won the Webby Award in ‘Best Youth Site,’ comprised of websites for those under the age of 18. Referred to as ‘the Internet’s highest honor’ by The New York Times, the Webby Awards honor excellence in 6 major media types: Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Social, Mobile Sites & Apps and Podcasts & Digital Audio.

“Young people are particularly drawn to storybooth because we’re tackling the topics other media hasn’t, or won’t, in a way that gives kids a voice and the power to create content on the issues that matter most to them,” said storybooth founder, Marcy Sinel. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by the IADAS and the Webby Awards, and are excited to continue to produce more of these amazing stories.”

Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) select the Nominees for both awards in each category, as well as the Winners of The Webby Awards. In the spirit of the open Web, The Webby People’s Voice is awarded by the voting public. Each year, The Webby People’s Voice Awards garners millions of votes from all over the world. Viewers can watch the 21st annual Webby Awards on Tuesday, May 16, on WebbyAwards.com.

Storybooth was also recently honored at the Shorty Awards, which recognizes the best of social media. To learn more, view the PRWeb release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/04/prweb14270883.htm

ABOUT STORYBOOTH

storybooth is a digital media platform that collects real stories from young people in their own words, selects stories, and publishes them on the platform’s YouTube channel, website and mobile app. The platform’s mission is simple: empower kids through the telling of their true stories to help them feel connected, inspired, and not so alone in the world.

Combining storytelling, with short form animation allows the platform to elevate these true stories in a way that young people connect to, are entertained by, and watch over and over and over again. This platform also offers brands and agencies new and unique ways to engage with young audiences. Learn more at http://www.storybooth.com

ABOUT WEBBY AWARDS

Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members—leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities—and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals.

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