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Adobe to Sponsor Fifth Annual Webby Awards

(July 16, 2001)
Adobe Systems announced its support of the Fifth Annual Webby Awards to be held this Thursday at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House. As the 2001 Lead Ceremony Sponsor, the company applauds the exceptional creativity and technical ingenuity of leading international Web sites and the those who have created them.

Considered the "Oscars of the Internet," the Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and are deemed as the preeminent industry award.

This year, Adobe has also donated to the award winners and the Webby Award production teams the industry's most comprehensive and integrated tools for creating high-impact, interactive professional Web sites. The Adobe Web Collection includes Adobe GoLive(R), Adobe Photoshop(R), Adobe Illustrator(R), and Adobe LiveMotion(TM), and the Adobe Streaming Media Collection contains Adobe(R) Premiere(R), Adobe After Effects(R), Adobe LiveMotion, and Adobe GoLive software. Both collections deliver powerful software for building dynamic Web sites that include streaming media and interactive animation. The Webby Awards ceremony will include animations created with this award-winning Adobe software.

"In addition to applauding their creative and technological prowess, we recognize the creator of these sites for their critical role in the future of information exchange," said Jim Stephens, senior vice president of e-Business development for Adobe Systems. "By enabling such powerful access to vital and timely information, these people help open up a vast world of personal and business opportunities."

"The Webby Awards are thrilled to have the major support of a company like Adobe, which has been a leader in making the Internet such a creative medium," said Tiffany Shlain, executive producer and creative director of the Webby Awards. "Like the nominees we honor, Adobe continues to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished on the Web."

The Webby Awards are the leading international honors for Web sites. Nominees and winners are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, an organization dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. For more information, visit

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