The Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS is Now Advocacy Video Takes Two Top Honors
in Public Service and Activism Category Against Record Number of Entries
May 4, 2011 - Washington, D.C. - The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's advocacy video, The
Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS Is Now, was today named the Best Online Video in the Public Service and Activism category by
the 15th Annual Webby Awards. In addition to winning a Webby Award, the Foundation's video took top honors in the same
category for The People's Voice Awards, which is decided by the voting public.
The video was a joint production between Foundation staff and Long Story Short.Jessica Stuart Media, Inc.
"We are thrilled and humbled that a panel of judges and the voting public selected our video as the
winner in this important category," said Philip O'Brien, Executive Vice President of Communications, Advocacy, and Development
for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. "Our video tells an inspiring story of one mother trying to save her
children from dying of AIDS, and the positive impact that her passion and activism continue to have around the world. We
are now at a time where we can eliminate pediatric AIDS globally, and it is our hope that this video inspires others
to join our cause."
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, the Webby Awards are the leading
international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising and media, online film
and video, and mobile and apps. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
(IADAS), a 750-person judging academy whose members include Martha Stewart, Darren Aronofsky, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg,
David Bowie, Arianna Huffington, and Twitter's Biz Stone, among other media luminaries.
"The Webby Awards honors the very best of the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The
Webby Awards. "The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity,
and vision of its creators."
The 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 submissions from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries
around the world. The Foundation's video was one of five finalists in its category and was selected by a panel of
judges, all IADAS members.
The Foundation and other winners will be honored at the star-studded, live, online broadcast of The Webby Awards
from New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 13, 2011. A full list of both Webby Awards and People's
Voice Winners can be found here .
About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader
in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, and has reached more than 11.6 million women with services to prevent
transmission of HIV to their babies. It works at more than 5,400 sites in 17 countries to implement prevention,
care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted
global advocacy activities in order to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children,
and families worldwide. www.pedaids.org
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 & media, online film & video,
and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 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: AOL, Aquent, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Ford,
Dentyne, Facebook, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, LBi, Buddy Media, YouTube, HP, USA Today,
Business Insider, 2advanced.Net, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Time Out New York and Guardian News and Media. www.webbyawards.com
Contact: Stephanie Bowen
Director of Media Relations
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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation