NEWS published on 07 Apr 2016

Eurovision Song Contest 60th anniversary website nominated for Webby Award

The Eurovision Song Contest's 60th Anniversary website, launched last year, has been nominated for a Webby Award by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Webbys are widely considered to be "the Oscars of the internet".

The website was nominated in the category Event Websites, along with the MTV VMAs, Vanity Fair and two others.

A professional jury will award Webby's to some of the nominees, while the public decides upon the Public's Choice Award. Voting is possible until the 21st of April via website of the Webby Awards.

Other major names nominated this year include One Direction, talkshow host Ellen, Mashable, CNN, The Guardian and NASA. Last year, the famous TED conference won the award in the Event Websites category.

In the lead-up to the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU decided to commission the creation of an online experience to celebrate the contest's rich legacy. The website brings together stories, photos, videos and statistics.

"We are very proud of this nomination, not only because of the acknowledgement of the Academy's members who decide upon the nominees, but also because it is another opportunity to remind millions of people around the world about the Eurovision Song Contest's amazing legacy and its distinct public service values," said Jon Ola Sand, the Contest's Executive Supervisor. 

Dutch digital agency Scrn were commissioned by the EBU to produce the 60th anniversary website . They managed the project and produced the content, in close collaboration with Elespacio for technical development.

The Webby Awards are marking their 20th anniversary in 2016.

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Dave Goodman
Digital and Communications Manager - Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest

+41 79 634 9097