Conservation International, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Human Rights Watch are among the long list of nonprofits that have earned nominations for the annual Webby People’s Voice Awards.
The awards, which seek to recognize the best of the Internet, have long rewarded the work of big-budget media companies and Web startups.
While charities have a history of performing well at the 15-year-old contest, this year’s list of nonprofit nominees is particularly deep—even in categories that aren’t specifically set aside for nonprofits.
The nominations in the category for Web sites run by charities or to benefit them included Crowdrise, the New York Restoration Project, and PBS. Several sections of Web sites were nominated in the category, including Project Vote Smart’s VoteEasy.org and We Are What We Do’s Historypin.
Among the nominees for the best activism Web sites was Amnesty International Australia, for its Avaaz.org section, named for the word that means voice in several languages. In addition, Conservation International was nominated for its “Save a Mile” campaign, as was International Rescue Committee’s iRescue site, which offers tools for supporters who want to raise money for the charity.
Best online video for public service and activism nominations went to Heal the Bay’s “The Majestic Plastic Bag” and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s “The Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS Is Now,” among others.
Other organizations that earned nominations:
- Save the Children earned two—one for the best e-mail marketing campaign and the other for the best interactive media use by a nonprofit for Picture Protect, a site that allows people to track the use of their photos online.
- The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog for best environmental-focused site.
- Immigration Advocates Network and International Justice Central for best law site.
- Human Rights Watch’s “Deadly Threat: Successors to the Paramilitaries in Colombia” for best online documentary series.
- The Tiziano Project’s 360-Degrees Kurdistan Web site for best use of photography.
Voting for the awards ends on April 28. Winners will be announced at the online Webby Awards ceremony on June 13.