American Revolution Experience Wins Bronze In Second Annual Anthem Awards
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(Washington, D.C.) – The American Revolution Experience, an online exhibit designed to showcase the lives of ordinary people during the War for Independence, has received a Bronze Award in the Education, Art, & Culture division of the second annual Anthem Awards. This new initiative of the Webby Awards celebrating purpose and mission-driven work is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Other honorees in the Trust’s category include the National Geographic Society, the Pulitzer Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
The American Revolution Experience was created through a collaboration between the American Battlefield Trust and Daughters of the American Revolution, with technical support from the digital development team at Interactive Knowledge. At launch last July, it told the story of 13 ordinary men and women, from drummer boys to mapmakers to nurses, who witnessed the dawn of a new nation. It’s growing roster of featured biographies brings to life diverse viewpoints and experiences, touching on the fates of Patriots and Loyalists, men and women, Black and Native populations and even international allies.
Users watch the physical journeys of the Revolution’s participants unfold across the map, discover thematic connections between the lives of subjects and explore contemporary connections via namesakes, descendants and other mechanisms. The exhibit links throughout to the Trust’s industry-leading battle content and makes use of incredible documents and artifacts in DAR collections, as well as impeccably researched custom illustrations by South Carolina artist Dale Watson.
The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The 2nd Annual competition received nearly 2,000 entries from 43 countries worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. A portion of program revenue will fund a new grant program supporting emerging individuals and organizations working to advance the causes recognized in the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards.
“The sheer number, breadth and overall quality of the entries shared with us in the 2nd Annual Awards is a testament to the strength of this growing movement and demonstrates an enduring commitment to the work that is both humbling and inspiring to see,” said Anthem Awards Managing Director Jessica Lauretti.
Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include: Nicholas Thompson, CEO, The Atlantic; Christina Swarns, Executive Director, Innocence Project; Zarna Surti, Global Creative Director, Nike Purpose; Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party; Lindsay Stein, Chief Purpose Office, Tombras; Jennifer Lotito, President & Chief Operating Officer, (RED); Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, The Ad Council; Emily Barfoot, Global Brand Director Dove, Unilever; Trovon Williams, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, NAACP; Roma McCaig, Senior VP of Impact, Clif Bar; Michelle Egan, Chief Strategy Officer, NRDC; Dinah-Kareen Jean, Senior Manager, Social Innovation, Etsy; Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD; Jad Finck, Vice President of Innovation & Sustainability, Allbirds; Christopher Miller, Head of Global Activism Strategy, Ben & Jerry’s; Shayla Tait, Director of Philanthropy, The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.
The American Battlefield Trust is dedicated to preserving America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educating the public about what happened there and why it matters today. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has protected more than 56,000 acres associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War across 155 sites in 25 states. Learn more at www.battlefields.org.
About The Anthem Awards: Launched in 2021 by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities. The Anthem Awards honors work across seven core causes: Diversity; Equity & Inclusion; Education; Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment & Climate. Founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.
About The Webby Awards: Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Apps, Mobile, and Voice; Social; Podcasts; and Games. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, YouGov, Brandlive, Canva, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, and AIGA.