Justice Learning, the interactive civics website for high school students, today was named winner of a Webby Award in the category of law.
The Webby Awards, which TIME magazine called the "Online Oscars," are sponsored by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Now in their 10th year, 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.
Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences select Webby Awards in 69 consumer, business, and culture categories. Other winners this year include PayPal (financial services), ESPN (sports), Google Maps (services), and The Katrina Center (charitable organization). Competing for the law category award with Justice Learning were Court TV, Jurist, FindLaw, and Nolo. This year, more than 5,500 entries from more 40 countries were received.
The awards will be presented June 12 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.
Justice Learning is made possible by the support of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.