New York, NY — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is excited to announce that its Planned Parenthood, 100 Years website has been nominated in the Charitable Organizations: Nonprofit category of the 21st Annual Webby Awards. The organization’s Centennial site was developed in collaboration with the media firm Chong + Koster. Planned Parenthood’s Instagram was also selected as an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards Education & Discovery category for social media.
Planned Parenthood’s Centennial site is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 20, people can cast their votes for the Planned Parenthood, 100 Years website here.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by the Webby Awards for our Centennial website and our Instagram,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “For 100 years, Planned Parenthood has helped educate and inform people about their health, and technology has created amazing opportunities for us to continue to reach people in different ways. We’re continually looking for innovative approaches to get people the information and care they need to stay healthy and reach their life goals, including on social media sites like Instagram. As we celebrate Planned Parenthood’s century of health care, education, and activism, we’re truly honored that our website chronicling the last 100 years of progress is a Webby nominee.”
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts, including Executive Creative Director at Refinery29 Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram Eva Chen, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg, and Jimmy Kimmel.
In 2016, the organization won a People’s Voice Webby in the Public Service & Activism (Channel) category for its video series about consent.
“Nominees like Planned Parenthood are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.”
Planned Parenthood was founded on the radical idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Today, Planned Parenthood is committed to providing access to quality health care for all people, no matter where they live, their race, ethnicity, or income level – no matter what. And as part of that commitment, Planned Parenthood is making sexual and reproductive health care and information easier to access than ever before.
As the nation’s leading provider of reproductive health care and sex education, Planned Parenthood is developing innovative ways to use technology to get women, men, and young people the information they need to make healthy decisions and take control of their sexual health. Planned Parenthood websites, including Planned Parenthood en Español, receive nearly 70 million visits each year.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social and Podcasts & Digital Audio. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Google, Vitamin T, EY, YouTube, WP Engine, Advertising Age, Billboard, Creativepool, Daily Pnut, Digiday, FITC, General Assembly, It’s Nice That, Mashable, Northside Festival, NUMA, Protein, RGD, Social Media Week, SoDA, Springwise, Sysomos, Taste Talks, The Hollywood Reporter, TubeFilter, WeRSM, WNYC.
Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
April 10, 2017