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Celebrating Our Webby Award Nominations & Honorees

Congratulations to all our partners who were nominated for the 2024 Webby Awards! We’re honored to be in such great company and to have our work with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Vilcek Foundation, and AARP recognized.

We’re thrilled to share that HHMI’s Wild Hope has been nominated as well as being recognized as an honoree; Vilcek Foundation’s Pueblo Pottery: Stories of Clay has been nominated; and AARP’s Livability Index is an honoree! We couldn’t be more excited.

The Webby Awards, established in 1996, are the leading international accolade for Internet excellence, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Being nominated for both The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award places us among the crème de la crème of the Internet world. The Webby Award is chosen by the Academy, and you choose the Webby People’s Voice Award. Both awards highlight the best of the Internet, and we’re so proud to be in the running.

Your vote matters!

The Webby People’s Voice Award is where you come in. With nearly 2.5 million votes cast last year from over 230 countries and territories, and the site visited by over 5 million people, every single vote counts. Voting for the Webby People’s Voice Award is your chance to support the work you believe in, the work that inspires hope and brings about change.

Voting is simple and open to everyone through April 18th at 11:59 pm PDT. Sign up with your email and then start voting. It’s a straightforward process, but your support can make a huge difference in bringing home this prestigious accolade.

HHMI’s Wild Hope

Wild Hope is a video production of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Tangled Bank Studios that highlights the heroes and successes, small and large, of biodiversity preservation. Forum One collaborated with Tangled Bank Studios to develop a stunning, mobile-responsive WordPress site for Wild Hope, resulting in a dynamic, user-friendly platform that not only showcases the documentary series, but also enhances user interaction and exploration.

Out of 13,000 entries, Wild Hope’s work stands tall in the top 12%, marking it as one of the elite five in its category. This nomination is not just an honor; it’s a testament to the team’s hard work, creativity, and innovative spirit.

Beyond the website nomination that Forum One supported, Wild Hope was also nominated for its own video work in the Video in Sustainability & Environment category and recognized as an honoree in the Social Video in Education & Science category.

Vilcek Foundation’s Pueblo Pottery: Stories in Clay

Pueblo Pottery: Stories in Clay is a digital platform created by the Vilcek Foundation, dedicated to honoring and delving into the rich traditions and craftsmanship of the Pueblo people in the American Southwest. These communities stand as some of the longest continuously occupied settlements in North America. Forum One worked with the Vilcek Foundation, design partner Pentagram, and Cortina Productions to design and develop the website, which features interactive 3D models that delve into the intricate history of pottery craftsmanship and the vibrant culture of the Pueblo people, while telling the stories behind each unique clay piece housed within their collection.

AARP’s Livability Index

We are also proud to be a part of the Webby Honored project with AARP’s Livability Index. AARP Livable Communities works to help communities be great places to live for people of all ages. Since 2018, Forum One has collaborated with AARP Livable Communities to enhance their websites and digital products, offering services in digital and data strategy, user experience, visual design, data visualization, mapping, and technical development. To improve the Livability Index, Forum One updated the index data and introduced new features to broaden the user experience and tool usability. This included a Community Finder tool with a quiz and a results page featuring over 50+ filterable metrics, along with a refreshed design for the Index’s gauges, color scheme, and top communities display.

Let’s rally together

To maximize our chances of winning, we need your help. Share this with your friends, family, and community, and encourage them to vote. Let’s show the world the power of our collective voice. Remember, voting ends on April 18th, so don’t wait. Let’s make history together and help HHMI’s Wild Hope and Vilcek Foundation’s Pueblo Pottery win the Webby People’s Voice Award.

Your vote not only celebrates our work, but also the spirit of innovation and excellence on the internet. Thank you for your support, and here’s to hoping we bring the award home!

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