News 04.29.20

Innocence Project’s Website Nominated for Webby Award

Help us win by casting a vote for the Innocence Project by May 7.

By Innocence Staff

Photo of Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer by Isabelle Armand.

We’re excited and humbled to share that Innocence Project is one of only five finalists for a Webby Award in the category of Best Activism Website! The Webby Awards are the top award for internet excellence in the world for more than 20 years, called the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times.

“The internet’s highest honor.” — NY Times

We are in good company, not only among the nominees, but last year’s winners in this category included Everytown and Planned Parenthood

Our website is the organization’s chance to clearly and powerfully share our mission and work — plus the stories of our clients and exonerees — to a global audience. It has played a critical role in increasing our exposure over the last few years in harmony with all of the exonerations, news coverage, Netflix shows and policy wins.

The nomination is a big win for our digital team and our partners at Madeo Studio who led the redesign of our website and, of course, all of you—our supporters who make this work possible. 

The winner will be selected by a combination of a panel of judges and public voting. Please click here to vote to help us win and share the link with others, we have until May 7. Winners will be announced at the 24th Annual Webby Awards special Internet Celebration on Tuesday, May 19.

In another piece of celebratory news, we have also been nominated for a Shorty Award, which is probably second to the Webby’s in terms of digital award recognition. This nomination— a finalist in Call to Action for Social Good campaign—is for the team’s work on Rodney Reed’s case. Rodney, his family, advocates and legal team are the center of this award and while we are still working to free him, this nomination expresses the power of the internet and grassroots efforts to stop executions and humanity’s gravest injustice. 

We hope this nomination—and hopeful win—exposes Rodney’s story to more people and inspires others to galvanize digital support for the biggest needs in our communities. The Shorty Awards will be announced on May 3 at 7 PM ET. Watch it live

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