April 12, 2007 11:00 ET Earns Webby Award "Official Honoree" Distinction

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- -- the first true social networking site for people who are passionate about food, cooking and the culinary lifestyle -- has been named a 2007 Webby Award "Official Honoree."

The Webby Awards have been described by the New York Times as the online equivalent of the Oscars. Judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), the Awards honor the best Web sites for what the Academy deems "outstanding work that is setting the standard for the Internet."

This year's competition included a record 8,000 entries from more than 60 countries and all 50 U.S. states. BakeSpace was the only food-oriented site recognized in the popular Social Networking category.

"'s selection as an 'Official Honoree' is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators," said Webby Award Executive Director David-Michel Davies.

Launched in August 2006, BakeSpace is a free, independent online community where members swap recipes, share ideas and build relationships with foodies from around the world.

"We're proud to be honored alongside some of the largest and most popular sites on the Web," said Babette Pepaj,'s founder. "BakeSpace is a grassroots community created by and for everyone who believes that the kitchen is the most important room in the house."

About is a free online community that combines the functionality of traditional online recipe databases with robust social networking. Members can create their own "online kitchen," search and swap recipes, share culinary tips, upload cooking videos, create blogs and chat with other food enthusiasts from around the world. According to independent internet traffic monitor Alexa, BakeSpace is consistently ranked among the top 100,000 most visited Web sites in the world. It was recently listed along with MySpace, LinkedIn and as one of the most popular social networks to watch by interactive media and marketing site iMediaConnection. More information is available at

About The Webby Awards

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 Webby Award was established in 1996, and is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; Level3; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG:Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)

IADAS is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes more than 500 members consisting of leading experts in a range of fields. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit

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