Science Alberta Foundation

Science Alberta Foundation

April 17, 2012 09:00 ET

Science Alberta Foundation Once Again Nominated for Best Animation in 16th Annual Webby Awards

Fans can vote online to help leading Alberta organization win internet's top honour

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2012) - Science Alberta Foundation (SAF) is proud to announce that it has been nominated for Best Online Film & Video: Animation in the 16th Annual Webby Award for the second consecutive year.

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. Science Alberta Foundation, a highly influential, Alberta-based non-profit organization committed to encouraging youth to pursue careers in science and technology, newest animation, "What To Do with CO2″, has been nominated in the category of Best Online Film & Video: Animation.

"We are 100% committed to creating top-quality programs and now we are being recognized for that," said Dr. Arlene Ponting, CEO, Science Alberta Foundation. "This nomination is a major milestone for us!"

"Nominees like Science Alberta Foundation 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."

As a nominee, Science Alberta Foundation is also eligible for The Webby Awards' "People's Voice Award", which is voted for online by fans across the globe. From now until Thursday, April 26, 2012, Science Alberta Foundation fans are encouraged to cast their votes at http://pv.webbyawards.com/.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and honoured at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches.

About Science Alberta Foundation

Science Alberta Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to encouraging youth to pursue careers in science and technology and to promoting science literacy. We develop engaging and innovative resources that bring science to life in classrooms, communities and homes. Our programs cultivate an interest and enthusiasm for science in children, youth and families. Parents are key influencers of career choices of their children. For more information on Science Alberta Foundation, please visit www.sciencealberta.org.

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, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.

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