United States Capitol Virtual Tour Nominated for Webby Award

Apr 15, 2011, 09:10 ET from CampusTours Inc.

AUBURN, Maine, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CampusTours Inc. (http://www.CampusTours.com) and the Architect of the Capitol (http://www.aoc.gov) announced today that they have been nominated for a Webby Award (www.webbyawards.com) for the new virtual tour of the United States Capitol – (Architect's Virtual Capitol – www.capitol.gov).   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.

The Architect's Virtual Capitol is available at http://www.capitol.gov

To vote for the US Capitol tour in the Webby Awards, please visit:  http://tinyurl.com/US-Capitol-Webby

The Architect's Virtual Capitol features a photorealistic interactive map of the entire Capitol campus, animated three-dimensional renderings of many important buildings, videos detailing the work of the Architect of the Capitol, hundreds of photographs and panoramic images, and a timeline cataloging important events in the Capitol's history.

"Nominees like CampusTours Inc. 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."

"CampusTours is honored to have been chosen to design and build the virtual tour of the United States Capitol, and we're doubly honored to be nominated as one of only five Web Sites in the Webby Awards Government category," said CampusTours president Christopher Carson.  "The Webby Awards are designed to recognize exceptional web applications and sites, and the Architect's Virtual Capitol, with its' photorealistic map, extensive library of videos, Capitol timeline and hundreds of historic photographs, certainly qualifies."

About CampusTours Inc.

CampusTours Inc. is an interactive media and software company specializing in meeting the marketing, Web and multimedia needs of academic, non-profit and government organizations.   CampusTours specializes in developing virtual tours, video tours, and interactive maps that entice visitors and facilitate direct and meaningful contacts with audiences.  The CampusTours MultiMedia Engine is currently the leading software application for producing and maintaining cutting edge virtual college tours, interactive maps, university timelines, guided tours, interactive video presentations, mobile presentations and alumni/development presentations.  CampusTours Inc. is the owner and operator of CampusTours.com, the Internet's central virtual college tour directory.

CampusTours Inc. is based in Maine, and is privately held. For more information, visit www.CampusTours.com or call 207.753.0136.

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