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Congratulations to our friends at the Peace Corps, who last night took home a Webby Award ' often referred to as the Oscar of the Internet.

Accepting the award at the ceremony in New York was Erin Holloway, lead designer at Threespot Media, which designed the Peace Corps' teen site.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-person judging academy whose members include Vinton Cerf and Matt Groening.

In keeping with the Webby's five-word speech limit, Holloway accepted the award by saying, 'Heart to the Peace Corps.'

Nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries and all 50 states were submitted for the 12th Annual Webby Awards.

The Peace Corps teen site has a lot of appealing, interactive features aimed at the cyber-savvy generation hitting middle school. It offers polls and recipes for Peace Corps delicacies such as banana fritters and crispy fried locusts. It also gives visitors a chance to browse the volunteers' profiles and download scenic wallpaper of Peace Corps posts in Kenya and Mongolia.

In the government category, the Peace Corps teen site beat out four other finalists, including

Posted by Trudy Walsh on Jun 11, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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