NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vagabond Project announced today that it has been named the Best travel & adventure online film & video in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Awards Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.
The Vagabond Project, whose first series was centered around Hong Kong & Beijing and hosted by Millana Snow, Project Runway Season 8 Model Winner, is a web-based video collective designed for active, adventurous individuals who are passionate about global travel. The Vagabond Project team curates web series featuring eclectic, international travel experiences around popular subcultures, including art, music, fashion, food, adventure, nightlife, architecture, people, and lifestyles.
"The Vagabond Project has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
"We couldn't be more excited!" said Courtney Haefner, Co-Founder/Producer of The Vagabond Project. "To receive what many consider to be the "Internet's highest honor" for what is our first entirely self-produced web series is truly overwhelming."
The Vagabond Project will be honored at the star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. The Vagabond Project is currently engaging forward thinking tourism boards and global brands to produce additional original travel content designed to bridge the gap between these entities and inspired global travelers.
ABOUT THE VAGABOND PROJECT:
The Vagabond Project (TVP), produced by The World Is Your Oyster Group, LLC, is a web-based video collective that features eclectic, international travel experiences around popular subcultures including art, music, fashion, food, adventure, nightlife, architecture, people, and lifestyles. The Vagabond Project's mission is to inspire and share the world through new, unconventional perspectives via webisodes. TVP is committed to being a cultural entity built upon authenticity, originality, creativity, and honesty that creates opportunities for online communities to engage in international culture and above all inspires a new generation to travel the world. In addition to a Webby Award Win, The Vagabond Project is honored to have been Shortlisted at the 2012 Lovie Awards, and to have been chosen as an Official Selection of the 2013 LAWebfest.
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 & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, this year's Webbys received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Google+, Citibank, Twitter, Vitamin T, Quantcast, MailChimp, Yext, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, MLB Advanced Media, Mashable, Business Insider, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Area17, Forsman & Bodenfors and Guardian News and Media.
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