Annenberg Public Policy Center's "Justice Learning" nominated for a Webby Award

The Annenberg Public Policy Center program, Justice Learning, the interactive civics website for high school students, has been nominated for the 10th Annual Webby Awards in the category of law.

The Webby Awards, called the "Online Oscars" by TIME magazine, are sponsored by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Last year, entries were received from more than 40 countries. The awards recognize excellence in web design, creativity, usability, and functionality.

Justice Learning is a collaboration of Justice Talking, a public radio program produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and distributed to NPR stations worldwide and The New York Times Learning Network. The website offers a multi-media introduction to headline issues related to law and justice – complete with free, easy-to-use curricula and detailed historical timelines on the Constitution.

The Webby Awards presents two honors in each category: The Webby Award and the People’s Voice Award. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences select the nominees for both awards, but the online community is invited to vote for its favorite in 65 consumer, business, and culture categories. Last year, more than 200,000 votes were cast.

Award winners will be announced June 12 at a ceremony in New York City. One closely watched feature of the awards presentation is the strictly enforced five-word acceptance speech rule. Last year, when he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Academy, former Vice President Al Gore responded: Please don’t recount this vote.