ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 11, 2010) – TakeMeFishing.org, the premier destination for boaters and anglers to learn, plan and equip for a day on the water, has been selected as an Official Honoree in the Education category in The 14th Annual Webby Awards, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced today. The ‘where to’ and ‘how to’ site for boaters and anglers, which attracted nearly three million unique visitors in the last year, was among the top 15 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Webby Honoree for the second year in a row,” said RBFF President & CEO Frank Peterson. “We’re constantly working to improve the site and in 2010 we’re going to give visitors access in the palm of their hands, with a new mobile site and cutting edge boating and fishing app.”
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 Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video and mobile Web sites. The 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide.
Webby winners and honorees are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Web sites are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following criteria: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience. This recognition puts RBFF in an esteemed group of past winners such as Amazon.com, eBay, Yahoo!, iTunes, Google, FedEx, BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, NPR, Facebook, Wikipedia, Flickr, ESPN, Comedy Central, PBS and The Onion News Network.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.