Attention Span Media's online mockumentary series "Dorm Life" has been recognized as an Official Honoree at the 12th Annual Webby Awards in both the "Best Writing" and "Best Online Film & Video-Comedy: Individual Short or Episode" categories. It was announced today by CEO and co- founder Peter White of Attention Span Media.
"We are very honored and pleased to receive such recognition for our web show "Dorm Life," said White. "With a major shift to online media underway, it's assuring that there is an entity like the Webby Awards that recognizes outstanding online content."
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
The 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of more than 10,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed Official Honorees.
"Dorm Life" is among other notable Official Honorees such as ABC.com's "Ugly Betty Video Diaries," MTV Network's "Sarah Silverman Program," HBOlab's "Thad - Super Powers," and the Onion News Network.