Bowdoin Web Site Judged "Webby Worthy"
Story posted April 14, 2005
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) - the organization that hands out the annual Webby Awards - has listed the Bowdoin College Web site among the "Webby Worthy" for 2005.
Called the "Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, the Webby Award is "the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality."
Over 4,000 submissions in over 60 categories were received for the 2005 Webby Awards.
Because only five nominees can be chosen for each category, IADAS has inaugurated the designation Webby Worthy to honor outstanding non-nominees.
According to the Webby site, "As a result of the exceptional quality of submissions this year, for the first time ever, the 9th Annual Webby Awards is recognizing sites, and the teams behind them, that demonstrate a standard of excellence.... [Being] selected as Webby Worthy is a significant achievement."
Fewer than 20% of the 4,000 entries were designated Webby Worthy. "This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work," according to IADAS.
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