Pritzker Military Library Receives 'Official Honoree' Distinction in Two Categories for the 12th Annual Webby Awards

Podcasts and Live Events & Broadcasts Recognized by 'Oscars of the


Apr 10, 2008, 01:00 ET from The Pritzker Military Library

    CHICAGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pritzker Military Library was
 recognized among the elite of the Internet with the 2008 Webby Awards, the
 leading international honor for the Web, as announced Tuesday. In addition,
 the Library received a rare further distinction with recognition as an
 Official Honoree in two categories, for both Podcasts and Live Events &
 Broadcasts, which the Webby Awards recognizes as work "exhibiting
 remarkable achievement." This is the second consecutive year the Library
 has been recognized in the Events category and the first in the Podcast
     Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby
 is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet,
 including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and
 Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of
 Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie,
 Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Internet inventor
 Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
     "The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the
 standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director
 of The Webby Awards. "The Pritzker Military Library's two selections as an
 Official Honoree are a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its
     "To be included among the best in these two areas is an extraordinary
 honor," said Ed Tracy, Executive Producer of Programs and host of the
 Library's Medal of Honor series. "This is a credit to our superb production
 team headed by Andrew Edeker, David Cannek and Leighton Shell and our IT
 staff headed by Troy Perkins who have worked tirelessly to bring the
 stories of our American military history and our current affairs
 programming to an international audience through the Internet."
     The 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over
 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of more than the 10,000 entries
 submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed an Official
 Honoree. The Pritzker Military Library joins a select few as an Official
 Honoree in multiple categories.
     In the category of Events and Live Broadcasts, the Library was joined
 by eight other organizations, including the National Hockey League and
 Universal Studios Hollywood. In the category of Podcasts, the Library was
 joined by twelve other organizations including CNN, NPR, The New Yorker,
 and ESPN. The Pritzker Military Library produces more than 50 free, public
 events per year with award-winning authors, Medal of Honor recipients, and
 panel discussions moderated by veteran broadcast journalist John Callaway.
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