The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C., Nominated for Webby Award
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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 biking map.
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 places.
"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.