National Geographic Nominated for 23 Webby Awards

Video – Immersive and Mixed Reality: Documentary
National Geographic: The Okavango Experience series

National Geographic was nominated for 23 Webby Awards, recognizing a wide range of work across numerous digital platforms. The nominations highlight the breadth of National Geographic’s storytelling platforms, from social media stories to virtual reality experiences.

Websites – Features & Design: Best Use of Photography

National Geographic: Marine Plastics

Considered the internet’s highest honor, the Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries this year, from 50 states and 70 countries. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences selected the nominees, and fewer than 10 percent were chosen.

National Geographic had the third highest amount of nominations overall this year, which puts Nat Geo in contention for Webby Media Company of the Year, an award presented to the media company that performs best across all Webby Awards categories. Organizations eligible for this award are: Conde Nast (27 Nominations), Google (24), National Geographic (23 Nominations), The Washington Post (19 Nominations), CNN (15 Nominations), BBC (14 Nominations), HBO (12 Nominations) and Vox Media (10 Nominations).

Video – Video Series & Channels: Travel & Lifestyle
National Geographic Channels: Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory: Season 3

This year’s edition, “WFH: Webbys From Home,” will especially focus on those who are using the Internet to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All nominees are eligible to win the Webby Award, selected by the IADAS, and the Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by consumers. Voting for the People’s Voice Awards closes on Thursday, May 7. Winners for The 24th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, followed by a special virtual celebration later in the day.

National Geographic was nominated in the following 23 categories. You may click on the link to vote for the Webby People’s Voice Award.

  1. Apps, Mobile, and Voice – News & Magazines: National Geographic
  2. Podcasts – Best Individual Episode: Overheard at National Geographic: The Harem Conspiracy
  3. Podcasts – Science & Education: Overheard at National Geographic
  4. Social – Best Overall Social Presence (Media/Entertainment): National Geographic
  5. Social – Best Photography & Graphics: Nat Geo WILD’s Instagram
  6. Social – Best Photography & Graphics: National Geographic
  7. Social – Best Use of Stories: National Geographic Instagram
  8. Social – Education & Discovery: National Geographic
  9. Social – Promotions & Contests: 100M Follower Contest
  10. Social – Public Service & Activism: Wildlife Tourism Campaign
  11. Social Content Series & Campaigns – Education & Discovery: Apollo Moon Landing Anniversary
  12. Social Video – Education & Discovery: Wild_life with Bertie Gregory: Season 3
  13. Social Video – Public Service & Activism: Wildlife Tourism Documentary
  14. Video – Corporate Social Responsibility: Expand the Field (National Geographic Society)
  15. Video – Travel & Adventure: Go behind the scenes with illustrator Christoph Niemann
  16. Video – Travel & Lifestyle: Wild_life with Bertie Gregory: Season 3
  17. Video: Immersive & Mixed Reality – Documentary: The Okavango Experience series
  18. Websites – Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics: The Atlas of Moons
  19. Websites – Best Use of Photography: Marine Plastics
  20. Websites – Best Use of Video of Moving Image: Migrant Caravan Interactive
  21. Websites – Best Writing (Editorial): National Geographic Education Resource Library (National Geographic Society)
  22. Websites – Magazine: National Geographic
  23. Websites – Science: National Geographic Education Resource Library (National Geographic Society)

National Geographic was also recognized as an honoree in three additional categories.