Press release - TES Connect nominated for Best Employment Site in the 13th annual Webby Awards

TES Connect is proud to announce that it has been nominated for Best Employment Website in the 13th Annual Webby Awards. 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.

Press release

TES Connect nominated for Best Employment Site in the 13th annual Webby Awards

April 21, 2009

TES Connect is proud to announce that it has been nominated for Best Employment Website in the 13th Annual Webby Awards. 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.

Used by thousands of schools and colleges, with over 700,000 registered users and more than 1.3 million monthly visitors1, www.tes.co.uk is the number one website for the best teaching jobs across the country. It is the UK's leading online recruitment resource for schools and colleges looking to find new quality teaching and support staff. Visitors to the jobs section can browse by position, subject, workplace and by location; they can also build customised job alerts so when that perfect new job vacancy appears it is sent to them. Advertisers are given the opportunity to tailor the design of their adverts and add a wealth of employer and local information, enabling them to reach the best candidates within the largest online education audience in the country and successfully appoint to those hard to fill positions.

TES Connect is also the central focus for the UK teaching community to share their ideas, thoughts and views outside the staffroom. TES Connect is a social network that allows teachers to network, share resources and search for jobs. It is the world's largest social network for a single profession and allows teachers to connect with other professionals to find and share their best classroom resources, advice and career guidance.

"Nominees like TES Connect 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."

Edward Griffith, Head of TES Connect comments: "We are tremendously excited to be nominated in the Employment category of the prestigious Webby Awards. We're up against some strong competition, but this nomination reflects the hard work we've put into the redevelopment of our jobs platform over the last eight months. We've given teachers the tools not only to find and apply for the best jobs but to improve the quality of their teaching and to build their own online professional support network."

As a nominee, TES Connect is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 30th, TES Connect fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at pv.webbyawards.com

Sources
1. March 2009

About the Webby Awards

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, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

Winners will be announced on May 5th, 2009 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 8th hosted by Seth Meyers. Winners will be able to share one of the Webby's famous five-word speeches with the world. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Beastie Boys ("Can anyone fix my computer?"), and Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.").

The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.