Save the Children Nominated For Best Social Video Series in the 25th Annual Webby Awards
Supporters Can Vote Online to Help Save the Children Win Internet’s Top Honor
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Apr. 30, 2021) — Save the Children has been nominated for Best Social Video Series in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. 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.
Save the Children is nominated for its #SAVEWITHSTORIES initiative, which was developed in March 2020 in partnership with Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner and actor Amy Adams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty million children in the United States rely on school not only for learning, but also for nutrition. Due to the pandemic, many kids were stuck at home without access to school meals, books and, in rural America, computers, broadband and even printouts. That’s why Save the Children launched #SAVEWITHSTORIES to raise awareness and funds for the millions of kids across America who were facing increased risks as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Garner and Adams – along with more than 275 actors, authors, musicians and everyday heroes – read America’s favorite children’s books on social media to provide a little fun, a little education and a little distraction for kids and parents. The campaign raised funds for Save the Children and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry coronavirus response, helping to make sure kids were receiving meals and continuing to learn despite unprecedented, nationwide school closures. All donations helped schools and community programs get the support they needed to keep bellies full and minds growing.
Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company was a founding partner of #SAVEWITHSTORIES and secured numerous titles from its highly regarded library that were featured as part of the initiative. Hundreds of stories were read as part of the campaign and the series logged more than 100 million views.
“Nominees like Save the Children are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,500 entries we received this year.”
“Save the Children is honored to be nominated for a Webby Award,” said Jennifer Roberti, Chief Marketing Officer. “SAVEWITHSTORIES shows the power of what’s possible when trusted organizations partner with incredible talent for a really important cause. We expanded the campaign in 20 countries, raised millions of dollars for our domestic COVID response, reached 1.1 million children and delivered 21 million meals, making #SAVEWITHSTORIES an outstanding global success.”
As a nominee, Save the Children is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by people around the world. From now until May 6, Save the Children supporters can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and honored in a virtual celebration hosted by actress, writer, podcaster, host and advocate Jameela Jamil.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week.
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