Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the Kim Heras is a Sydney-based technology writer and entrepreneur. His passions include the Australian startup industry, innovation and the web as an enabler of change. You can follow Kim on twitter - @kimheras
Australian company Bonobo announced today that their website “Yoink” has been nominated for Best Green Website in the 14th International Webby Awards.
Yoink, which we covered earlier this year, is a free online service to facilitate the worldwide reuse of everyday items via the web and matching iPhone application.
“Nominees like Yoink are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards said “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year.”
Ben Hamey, co-founder of Bonobo, the agency that created Yoink said:
“It is an honour to be represented in such a prestigious group and weʼre proud to be one of the only Australian organisations nominated for a Webby Award”
Another notable Australian nominee is Tourism Australia’s Walkabout Planner in the Tourism category
As a nominee, Yoink is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 29th, Yoink fans can cast their votes in The Webby People’s Voice Awards at webby.aol.com.
Winners will be announced on May 4th, 2010 and honoured at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 14th where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awardsʼ famous five-word speeches. Past Webby Award winners – and their speeches – include Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote.”), Stephen Colbert (“Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”), and Michel Gondry (“Keyboards are full of germs.”).
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