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I won Silver in Art for the 2006 W3 Awards Here for my MSN Space The Life Artistic with Sara Holt.
I entered this just thinking...well, let me enter and see what happens...and WOW!!!! I never thought I'd get a Silver...it's just an amazing honor...
2006 W³ AWARDS: FACT SHEET
About the W³ Awards:
The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing
professionals behind award winning sites and marketing programs. In honoring outstanding
websites, web advertising, and web marketing, The W³ Awards is the first major web competition
to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms
are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.
In its first year the W³ Awards received over 2,300 entries from Ad agencies, Public Relations
Firms, Interactive Agencies, In-house creative professionals, Web Designers, Graphic designers
and Web Enthusiasts.
The Powers Behind the W³:
The W³ is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, and sponsors
and partners include The Creative Group, the leading creative professional staffing company in the
world, ADWEEK magazine, and the American Marketing Association.
The International Academy of the Visual Arts is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals
from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms.
IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, BRANDWEEK, Coach, The Ellen
Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, iNDELIBLE, , MTV, Omnicom, Polo Ralph Lauren,
Refinery, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, Yahoo!, and many others. For more
information, and a full member roster, please visit .
Judging and Awarding:
In determining winners, entries are judged based on a standard of excellence as determined by
the IAVA, according to the category entered. To uphold a high standard of excellence, a category
may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all. Entries are scored on a ten point scale
by the judges. Less than 10% of all entries will be selected as Gold Winners. Other outstanding
entries will be Silver Winners. Best in Show selections represent the highest mark of distinction
and are also selected by the Academy based on scoring. The judges will award Best in Show honors
to only the top 1% of all work entered.
Promoting Your Achievement:
Please visit to access our online toolkit to help you promote your achievement.
Sample press releases, downloadable graphics and logos, and other materials can be found to help
publicize your success. For public relations inquires contact us at or call 606-
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Derek Howard, Phone: (606)326-9326 THE 2006 W3 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED GOLD, SILVER, AND BEST IN SHOW HONOREES UNVEILED Sony Pictures Imageworks, VML Inc, and Worktank among Best in Show Winners Los Angeles, CA – (October 16, 2006) - The Winners of The 2006 W3 Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts today. Receiving over 2,300 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding websites, web marketing, and web advertising created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. Please visit for a complete list of W3 Award Winners. The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by The International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, BRANDWEEK, Coach, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, iNDELIBLE, , MTV, Omnicom, Polo Ralph Lauren, Refinery, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Victoria's Secret, Wired, Yahoo!, and many others. For more info, and a full member roster, please visit . “We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year. Our winners continue to push the envelope of internet creativity and web design, and it is gratifying to see such great work from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms” said Linda Day, the director of the IAVA. “On behalf of the over 200 members of The International Academy of the Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development.”