The Great Migrations website, the online experience created for the National Geographic Channel's series of the same name, has been nominated for the 15th Annual Webby Awards in the Television category! The website was one of only five to receive a nomination. The Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 US states and over 60 countries worldwide, the most in its history.
Recognition by The Webby Awards puts Neo-Pangea in the esteemed group of industry leaders such as Amazon.com, eBay, Yahoo!, iTunes, Google, FedEx, BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, NPR, Mashable, Facebook, Twitter, The New Yorker, Wikipedia, Flickr, ESPN, Comedy Central, PBS, The Onion News Network, The Office webisodes, TED.com, and NASA.
Great Migrations was a world-wide programming event. The seven-hour miniseries, which aired in the fall of 2010, was presented in high-definition and included four core hours focused on animal migrations across the globe. Great Migrations, the most monumental pursuit in the National Geographic Society's 120-year history, featured advanced film technology to capture spectacular footage and rare behaviors of the migrating animals.
The Great Migrations website is an international campaign which Neo-Pangea designed to promote National Geographic channel's Great Migrations series. The craftsmanship reflects the grandeur of the mini-series which rivals all other nature documentaries in its scope and style. A 3D Migration Globe allows users to explore the migratory patterns of twelve different animals from a global perspective while brandishing the details of each creature's travels. 3D Animal Interactives create an enhanced learning experience about each migrating species that is so intense you'll practically smell the pelts. Virtually rotate and roll each critter in three dimensional space to lean about how its anatomy aides in migration. Get to know the wings of a Flying Fox or the multiple mini-mouths of a Golden Jellyfish. Find out if an Elephant Seal has big ears or if a Wildebeest has crazy armpit hair. Neo-Pangea challenges you to prevent the extinction of your curiosity.
MOVE! is National Geographic Channel's free online game celebrates the central theme of its global television event, Great Migrations – to move is to live. Sign in and create your migration-leader – command a herd of Zebras or Wildebeests on their arduous journey across the Serengeti. You are in control – keep moving and leave hungry predators in your dust — or — risk attack when you stop to graze and regain precious energy. Uncover surprising power-ups that give your herd special advantages over dangerous predators and unforgiving terrain.
The Webby Awards is the Internet's most respected symbol of success. The 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 US states and over 60 countries worldwide. Sites and apps are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following criteria (but not limited to): content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.
Winners are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization whose members included director Darren Aronofsky, Martha Stewart, Huffington Post Media Group President Arianna Huffington, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, musician David Bowie, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson, and R/GA Chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg. The online public chooses the Webby People's Voice winners by voting on their favorite nominees. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences was founded in 1996 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media.
The Webby Awards will be broadcast live to a global audience through a new partnership with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive division of Major League Baseball. In addition to social media and multiple stream integrations, viewers will have the ability to share in-progress highlights, interact on multiple screens using custom developed mobile phone and tablet apps, and experience a tricked-out video stream that provides not just a front row seat to the ceremony, but also the ability to participate and shape the event as it unfolds.
15th Annual Webby Nominees will be announced on April 12, 2011, which is when the People's Voice Awards voting begins. Voting is ongoing until Webby Award and People's Voice Award Winners are announced on May 3, 2011. Winners will attend The 15th Annual Webby Awards live from Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.