The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) website nominated for International Webby Award among nearly 10,000 entries

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The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) announced today that its website has been nominated for a Webby Award. The TABS site, BoardingSchools.com, is one of five worldwide nominees in the category of Best Association Website.

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The Webby nomination confirms what we’ve already been hearing – that the site is truly a useful resource for families,” says Annie Lundahl, TABS Marketing Director. “We’re extremely honored.”

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) announced today that its website has been nominated for a Webby Award. The TABS site, BoardingSchools.com, is one of five worldwide nominees in the category of Best Association Website.

Hailed as the ‘OSCARS® of the Internet’ by the New York Times, The Webby Awards, now in its 14th year, is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

"Nominees like TABS 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."

BoardingSchools.com is the web’s preeminent resource for those considering boarding school. Designed in partnership with LBi-Atlanta, a full-service digital agency, the site was launched last year with the goal of educating students and parents about the benefits of college prep boarding schools.

"We strive to serve both our 300 member schools and the public – and we put a lot of work into revamping BoardingSchools.com to connect the two in a meaningful way. The Webby nomination confirms what we’ve already been hearing – that the site is truly a useful resource for families,” says Annie Lundahl, TABS Marketing Director. “We’re extremely honored.”

As a nominee, TABS is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 29, fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at webby.aol.com in the category of websites/society/associations.

Winners will be announced on May 4, 2010 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City June 14 where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous five-word speeches. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."), and Michel Gondry ("Keyboards are full of germs.").

The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.

About TABS:
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is the official home of college-prep boarding schools and provides BoardingSchools.com as the definitive guide for students and families. The Asheville NC based not-for-profit organization serves roughly 300 member schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad. Visit http://www.boardingschools.com for more information.

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 Annual Webby Awards receive 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: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.

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