AUBURN, ME.- CampusTours Inc.
and the Architect of the Capitol
announced today that they have been nominated for a Webby Award
for the new virtual tour of the United States Capitol (Architect's Virtual Capitol). Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
The Architect's Virtual Capitol is available at http://www.capitol.gov
To vote for the US Capitol tour in the Webby Awards, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/US-Capitol-Webby
The Architect's Virtual Capitol features a photorealistic interactive map of the entire Capitol campus, animated three-dimensional renderings of many important buildings, videos detailing the work of the Architect of the Capitol, hundreds of photographs and panoramic images, and a timeline cataloging important events in the Capitol's history.
"Nominees like CampusTours Inc. are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
"CampusTours is honored to have been chosen to design and build the virtual tour of the United States Capitol, and we're doubly honored to be nominated as one of only five Web Sites in the Webby Awards Government category," said CampusTours president Christopher Carson. "The Webby Awards are designed to recognize exceptional web applications and sites, and the Architect's Virtual Capitol, with its' photorealistic map, extensive library of videos, Capitol timeline and hundreds of historic photographs, certainly qualifies."