Kathy wins Webby Award
post # 524 — April 9, 2008 — a General post
I just had to share this with you all.
The announcements for the 2008 Webby Awards, hailed as “the Oscars of the internet” by the NY Times, happened yesterday, and my wife’s venture (www.startcooking.com ) was named a 2008 Official Honoree placing it among the highest honored content on the internet.
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 Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “StartCooking.com’s Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
The 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out more than 10,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15% received this honor and were deemed Official Honorees.
StartCooking.com is the realization of the dream of my wife (Kathy Maister) to find a new way of getting people who are eating packaged and fast food back into their kitchens. As a former home economics teacher, Kathy realized that Internet tools could help her reach out in a fresh new way to people who wanted learn how to cook. So, she rolled up her sleeves and tackled the world of blogs and online video as a 50-something woman web entrepreneur, and startcooking.com was born.