IJM film on cybersex trafficking up for "Internet's highest honor"
International Justice Mission’s “SuperMaarko” video has been nominated for a Webby Award, called the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times.
“SuperMaarko,” tells the story of cybersex trafficking in the Philippines and was nominated for Best Video (Public Service+Activism). As an honoree, “SuperMaarko” is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the public.
This year’s Webby Awards received 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries Among the 2017 nominees are Stranger Things, Google, Pokémon Go, Beyoncé, Michael Phelps and Coldplay.
The Webby Awards also recognizes excellence on the Internet for social issues. This year, nominees addressed issues such as homelessness, women’s rights, cancer, bullying and human trafficking.
Every Webby nominee is up for two awards: one is given by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the other by voters like you! That’s right, the Webby’s People’s Voice Award is voted on by the online public. Nominees compete for the most votes from around the world. Past winners have included Spotify, National Geographic and “Carpool Karaoke.”
Voting has already begun and ends on April 20. And we need your help to win and spread awareness about cybersex trafficking of children. Vote here for SuperMaarko!