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ASLA’s LandscapeArchitect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. has been
nominated for Best Websites: Guides/Ratings/Reviews in the 17th
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 award program honoring
excellence on the Internet.
The first of its kind devoted to Washington, D.C., the guide
is a mobile-friendly website that helps visitors and locals discover more than
75 historic, modern, and contemporary landscapes in the District of Columbia and
Arlington, Va. Expert commentary and more than 800 photos are provided by 20
landscape architects. It is located at www.asla.org/guide.
The guide is divided into 16 distinct tours in all four
quadrants of the District—as well as a tour of the new D.C. bicycle network.
Each tour covers multiple neighborhoods and includes a printable walking or
The guide was created by ASLA in partnership with 20
nationally recognized landscape architects, all of whom are designers of the
public realm and leaders in sustainable design. The guides were asked to
explain the sites from a landscape architect’s point of view and show how the
design of these sites influences how people interact with or even feel about these
"Nominees like the Landscape Architect’s Guide to
Washington, D.C., are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the
Internet," said David-Michel
Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an
incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 11,000 entries we
received this year."
As a nominee, the Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington,
D.C., is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted
online by fans across the globe. From now until April 25, fans of the guide can
cast their votes at here.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, and
honored at a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Cipriani on
Wall Street in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver
one of the Webby Awards' famous “5-Word Speeches.” For a full list of last
year's 5-Word Speeches, please visit webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php.