United States "Virtual Capitol" Wins Webby Award

May 03, 2011, 12:52 ET from CampusTours Inc.

AUBURN, Maine, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CampusTours Inc. (http://www.CampusTours.com) and the Architect of the Capitol (http://www.aoc.gov) have today been awarded the Webby Award (www.webbyawards.com) for Best Government Website for the new United States Capitol virtual experience – (Architect's Virtual Capitol – www.capitol.gov).  

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

The Architect's Virtual Capitol features a photorealistic interactive map of the entire United States 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.  

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 and video, and mobile & apps. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a 750-person judging academy whose members include Martha Stewart, Darren Aronofsky, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, David Bowie, Arianna Huffington and Twitter's Biz Stone.

"The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "CampusTours' achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

"CampusTours is honored to have been chosen, out of nearly 10,000 entries, as the winning Web Site in the Webby Awards Government category," said CampusTours president Christopher Carson.  "The goal of this project was to bring the Capitol's rich history to life for all Americans and I'm proud of what CampusTours and the Architect of the Capitol have created."

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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