Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s Video Selected as Finalist for Two Prestigious Webbies

April 12, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jane Coaston, 202-280-1648, jcoaston@pedaids.org

April 12, 2012, Washington, D.C. – This week, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and Long Story Short…Jessica Stuart Media, Inc. were chosen as finalists for two prestigious Webby Awards for the Foundation’s most recent advocacy video, “AIDS@30: Countdown to an AIDS-Free Generation.”

The video was created for World AIDS Day 2011 to tell the story of the thirty years of the AIDS epidemic through the lens of children, and premiered at the Harvard AIDS@30 International Symposium. 

“AIDS@30: Countdown to an AIDS-Free Generation” was selected as a Webby finalist for Online Film & Video in both the Public Service & Activism and Best Editing categories, and is also up for People’s Voice Webby Awards in both categories, chosen by the general public through online voting.

Fans around the world can cast their votes for the People’s Voice Webby Awards through April 26th at http://pv.webbyawards.com.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, the Webbys are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet. Videos are nominated and selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), comprised of industry experts and innovators such as David Bowie, Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, Martha Stewart, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom, Arianna Huffington, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

This year’s Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. Winners will be announced on May 1, and honored at the 16th Annual Webby Awards Ceremony on May 21 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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About The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF):
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, and has reached more than 13 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently works at nearly 6,000 sites in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities in order to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit www.pedaids.org and www.amothersfight.org.