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|IndieGoGo Nominated for Best Community Site in the 14th Annual Webby Awards|
Fans Can Vote Online to Help IndieGoGo Win Internet's Top Honor
San Francisco, California, April 20, 2010-IndieGoGo announced today that it has been nominated for Best COMMUNITY site in the 14th Annual Webby Awards.
IndieGoGo is a collaborative way to fund ideas. The site provides anyone with an idea (creative, cause or entrepreneurial) the tools and process to raise money, offer perks and keep 100% ownership. IndieGoGo rewards all successfully funded projects by paying a 5% cash bonus.
Thousands of project owners have used IndieGoGo to raise money across 114 countries. Examples of successful projects include funding a conference for creatives, raising funds for Cancer research, funding a new bookstore, or funding a wealth of music, books, or films.
The Webby Awards are the Internet's most respected symbol of success. Winners of the 14th Annual Webby Awards were chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization whose members include David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson, and R/GA chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg.
"Nominees like IndieGoGo 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."
"We are changing the way ideas are funded; and are honored to be included with such an esteemed group of companies like Digg, Flickr, Vimeo, and Colourlovers," said Danae Ringelmann, a founder of IndieGoGo
As a nominee, IndieGoGo is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 29th, INDIEGOGO fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at: http://webby.aol.com/connections/community
Winners will be announced on May 4th, 2010 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 14th where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous five-word speeches. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."), and Michel Gondry ("Keyboards are full of germs.").
IndieGoGo is a collaborative way to fund ideas. Founded on the principles of opportunity, transparency, choice, and action, IndieGoGo launched in 2008 to provide any idea (creative, cause or entrepreneurial) the tools and process to raise money, offer perks and keep 100% ownership. IndieGoGo is in over 100 countries with over 3,500 projects.
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, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th 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: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.