WASHINGTON (April 24, 2018)—National Geographic has won the first-ever Webby Media Company of the Year Award, presented to the media organization that performs best across all Webby Award categories. National Geographic won 26 awards total.
“First of all, wow. What an incredible honor from both the Webbys and our community of fans,” said Rachel Webber, EVP of Digital for National Geographic Partners. “National Geographic has served as a platform for exploration for over 130 years, and with new technology and the Internet we’ve been able to empower our millions of fans to explore the world with us. This year’s celebrated work is a testament to our inspiring Explorers and Photographers, a massive team effort across the organization and our commitment to impact-driven storytelling.”
The Webby Award winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and the Webby People’s Voice Awards are voted on by the online public.
A record number of media companies were nominated this year, and the other media organizations in the running for Media Company of the Year were VICE Media, Condé Nast, Turner and Viacom. National Geographic will accept its award on May 14 at the Webby Award Show in New York.
Considered the internet’s highest honor, the Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries this year and 3 million votes were cast for the Webby People’s Voice Awards. Fewer than 10 percent of the entries were selected as nominees.
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National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.