Sunday, May 3, 2020's Tribal Quest Has Been Nominated for a Webby Award

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Tribal Quest Has Been Nominated for a Webby Award! Help Us Win with Your Vote

We are thrilled to announce that MyHeritage’s Tribal Quest website has been nominated for a Webby Award in the category of Websites: Corporate Social Responsibility, and selected as a Webby Honoree in the category of Websites: Best Use of Photography!

A Webby Award is an award for excellence on the Internet presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences — widely considered “the Oscars of the Internet.” In each category, two awards are presented: one selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and a People’s Voice Award selected by popular vote.

About Tribal Quest

Tribal Quest is a pro bono initiative to document the family histories and cultural traditions of remote indigenous tribes throughout the globe. We’ve sent teams of volunteers to the stark tundras of Siberia, the scorching savannahs of Namibia, the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea, and most recently, into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to help remote communities preserve their family stories, legends, and traditions for future generations. As globalization and environmental changes threaten these communities’ traditional way of life, it is more important than ever to ensure that their legacies will not be lost or forgotten.
The purpose of the Tribal Quest website is to showcase a small taste of what our teams learned about these remote communities, and to tell their stories through photographs, footage, quotes from tribesmen, and information on their lifestyle, traditions, and beliefs.
Our delegation members traveled long distances, leaving their families behind, to spend weeks with the people of each community — often enduring challenging conditions on their journey. Upon their return, our project managers, developers, web designers, and copywriters worked hard in close cooperation with them to produce each section of a stunning website that tells captivating stories. We could not be more proud to have the fruit of their labor honored by the Webby Award committee.

But the real stars of the Tribal Quest website are the people it portrays: the men and women of the Himba, Karim, Yokoim, Chimbu, Nenet, and Achuar tribes who opened their homes and their hearts to our delegation members. We are inspired, awed, and humbled by what they shared with us, and we can only hope the website does some justice to their stories.

How to vote

You can support us and help us win the People’s Voice award by voting for Tribal Quest on the Webby Awards website. You’ll need to sign up to create an account. You can do so through your Twitter or Facebook account, or enter an email address. If you sign up with an email address, be sure to check your inbox, spam folder, or Promotions folder for a confirmation email that will finalize your vote.

Want to get an inside scoop on the Tribal Quest journey?

Join us tomorrow (May 4) at 2 P.M. EDT for a special Facebook Live session with Shahar Bitton, product manager at MyHeritage and member of recent Tribal Quest delegations. Shahar will describe the project, share his firsthand experiences, and answer your questions live. To join the session, simply visit the MyHeritage Facebook page and look for the livestream video at 2 P.M. Be sure to like and follow the page to receive notifications when we go live.

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