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webby-honoree.jpgProfessional Photographers of America (PPA) is serious about the business of photography--so serious that they redesigned their entire website for photographers, receiving an international honor from the 13th Annual WEBBY Awards in the process.

Of the nearly 10,000 entries submitted to the WEBBY Awards, fewer than 15% were distinguished as an Official Honoree for their standard of excellence. PPA's website ( was one of the few.

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet. Honorees and Nominees were chosen by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a global organization of industry experts and technology innovaters, such as David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, R/GA CEO Bob Greenberg, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky Partner and Chief Creative Officer Alex Bogusky.

The judging body chose to recognize PPA's site and others as Official Honorees due to their exceptional quality, even though they were not selected as one of the five category nominees. This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work in regards to content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and overall experience.

There are always improvements to be made, and PPA is working to fine-tune the website every day. In the meantime, celebrate's honor here:

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, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Variety; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information, visit


It feels good to be recognized doesn't it. I am curious to know if any PPA members have been bestowed this honor. My website, Astronomy Online, was nominate for best science website for 2006 ( Anyone else?

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