I’m thrilled to announce that this blog, CitizenScienceCenter.com is an official Webby Award Honoree.
Out of 11,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 U.S. states submitted to the 17th Annual Webby Awards, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to only the top 10% of all work entered.
Winners are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization whose newest members include Tumblr founder David Karp, New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne, Laughing Squid founder Scott Beale, as well as CEO of Rovio Mikael Hed, co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, director Darren Aronofsky, Martha Stewart, Huffington Post Media Group President Arianna Huffington, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, musician David Bowie, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson, and R/GA Chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg.
Websites are judged on content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.
This is great news for citizen science advocates everywhere, as it raises the profile of the movement tremendously.