UNC-CH Project Needs Your Vote to Win Webby Award

 

A student-led interactive multimedia project (home-grown at UNC-CH) has received international attention by being nominated to receive a Webby Award (Grammys of the Internet) in two categories. This is a huge honor, and we’re thrilled, but we need help to actually win. We’re tied for second, and there are TWO days left.

Would you consider voting for us?

http://pv.webbyawards.com/nominees/web/general-website/green
for “100 Gallons” where we seek to raise public awareness of water problems and solutions in our world.
and
http://pv.webbyawards.com/nominees/online-film-video/general-film-categories/travel-adventure
for “A Beautiful Waste,” in which an urban explorer shows us the unsung beauty of the New York City sewers
About Us:

“100 Gallons” explores how our most critical resource goes far beyond traditional power. More than fossil fuels, commerce or industry, water powers life.

The purpose of this project is to restore and encourage a sense of respect and wonder to our cultural view of water and to start a conversation about water problems and solutions in our country. We also seek to put those issues into a global context.

Content gathering for this project adheres to strict journalistic principles. Even for our centerpiece video, which takes a creative look at our everyday water usage, we photographed real people and real moments. The experimental element of “100 Gallons” is taking that creative concept presentation and using it as an interface to engage the user in an immersive exploration with a single click.

 

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