Webby Awards

Posted on : Apr 22 2011

Hobart, Tasmania – 19th September 2011 – In a boost to an ailing economic climate, three Tasmanian based organisations have been presented with official recognition of their international achievement at the recent 2011 Webby Awards – the Internet’s most respected symbol of success (see attached photo of the certificate presentation).

Together 3 local Tasmanian businesses, Handbuilt Creative, Progressive Content and the Drug Education Network have played an integral role in the development of the national youth website Tune In Not Out to become Australian’s only website to be awarded a Webby Honoree (Youth), shortlisted from over 10,000 entries to rank alongside the main websites of business colossals Disney, Lego and MTV.

www.tuneinnotout.com helps young people navigate life’s challenges by providing one of the best online locations for moderated and evidence based information, such as on-demand video and factsheets. Content is grouped together in over 90 health and wellbeing related categories including mental health, safe partying, sex, exams, body image and finding help.

The Tune In Not Out website was created by specialist web design studio, Handbuilt Creative, who developed the site with the intention of capturing the attention of information overloaded 16-25 year olds.

The results of their efforts is a website which over 95% of users would recommend to others. The Drug Education Network, who are due to celebrate their 25th anniversary this week focus on finding innovative methods to provide the community with important and accurate drug education, with TINO being just one initiative. “This amazing achievement demonstrates that Tasmania’s talent can hold it’s own on the World stage, even in the diverse and fast paced environment of the Internet.” said David Daniels, DEN State Manager.

Progressive Content, manage and source the dynamic and comprehensive content on the site and build the project’s online community and social media program to deliver the project to young Australians nationally.

Tune In Not Out is funded by the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation.

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