Well, Quakebook for one. Seems a supporter from within the Quakebook Community has nominated our humble endeavor for a prestigious Prix Ars Electronica 2012 award, in the Digital Communities category. Exclamations of “Wow!” didn’t begin to cover the varied and delighted reactions among the Quakebook staff when we heard this news. We are all pretty excited, since the very last things on our minds when we put this charity project together were fame and glory.
But the recognition sure is nice.
Anyway, we’ve put in the required entry paperwork to have our nomination confirmed and the merits of the Quakebook project considered for this Ars Electronica honor. But it will be a little while before we know anything. The Ars Electronica jury meets to evaluate award nominees in late April, and winners won’t be notified until mid-May. The actual awards will be presented in Linz, Austria on the very last day of August. You can learn more about the awards and the Digital Communities category by clicking on the links above, and news about the awards and other Ars Electronica activities and events is available here.
Keep your fingers crossed for us, folks. And, as always, thanks for the support.