UChicago Web site wins two Webby Awards

By Arthur Li

The University of Chicago Web site was announced the winner of both the 2013 Webby Award and the People’s Voice Award in the School/University Category today. The Web site, which received a revamp designed by IT Services last fall, was one of ten Web sites nominated for the awards in the category.

The winner of the Webby Award was decided by members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which include prominent names such as David Bowie, Arianna Huffington, and Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter. The People’s Voice Award is decided by voting from the general public, and the University’s website led by about five percent moments before the polls closed last Thursday

Other nominees in the School/University category included the Web sites for the University of Maryland and for The Salt Institute, while last year’s winner for the Webby Award was the Web site for the Chicago Portfolio School.