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Boston, MA – May 2007 – The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web sites, has named La Chureca a 2006 Official Honoree for the Charitable Organizations/Non-Profit category in the 11th Annual Webby Awards. The site was produced by HGX Creative. Winners will be honored at The 10th Annual Webby Awards in New York City on June 12th.
Hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.
“The Webby Awards honors the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the internet,” said Tiffany Shlain, founder and ambassador of The Webby Awards. “Being an Official Honoree is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of La Chureca’s creators.”
The 11th Annual Webby Awards received over 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to work that scores in the top 15%.
“We are enormously honored by this high profile recognition of our work,” says Debbie Nierman, founder and CEO of HGX Creative. “The hard work our team put into helping others has paid off in donations received by La Chureca as a direct result of the site – this acknowledgment is the frosting on the cake.”
About HGX Creative:
Serving the east coast with locations in Boston and Fort Lauderdale, HGX Creative is proud to have clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. HGX is a recipient of the 2006 PPAI Bronze Award for Outstanding Use of Promotional Products in a Campaign, a 2006 American Graphic Design Award (Web site design) and the Load of Gold 2006 award for Best Web Site, Asociaciones.
About La Chureca:
La Ciudad del Nino La Chureca is a community center under construction whose ultimate goals are to provide healthcare, education and skills to the children living on the trash heaps of Managua. Once operational, the center will help 200 children every day with meals, medical services, education and recreation.
About The Webby Awards:
Called the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996, the 10th Annual Webby Awards received over 5,500 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: AOL; The Creative Group; Verizon; Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines; Fortune; OnRequest Images; IDG; iStockphoto; American Marketing Association; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced Studios; MX Interactive and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information visit www.webbyawards.com.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS):
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit www.iadas.net.
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