The international Webby Awards evaluate websites on six criteria: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and overall experience. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences selects the winners and is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.
Previous website award wins for the IPA include a Webby Honoree and a Silver Davey in 2010.
Says IPA Director of Communications Tessa Gooding, “We are delighted to be a 2013 Official Webby Honoree. Coming just under a year after the launch of our new-look website this is a great accolade to have achieved and just reward for all the hours the IPA team and our partners at Senior Internet and Igentics have put into the new site. We could not feel more proud to know we are among the top 15% of the 11,000 websites entered for the competition from more than 60 countries.”
Says David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards, “Honorees like the IPA are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the internet. It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 11,000 entries we received this year."
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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 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 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: Internet Explorer, Google+, Quancast, Yext, Vitamin T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mashable, The Occasional and Business Insider.