Wonderville.ca Nominated for Best Education Website in the 19th Annual Webby Awards

Fans Can Vote Online to Help Wonderville.ca Win Internet's Top Honor: pv.webbyawards.com

CALGARY, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - MindFuel announced today that its Wonderville.ca program has been nominated for Best Education Website in the 19th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Grantland's Bill Simmons, Lucky Magazine's Editor-in-chief, Eva Chen, Instagram co-founder, Kevin Systrom, mobile phone inventor Martin Cooper, and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.

The team at MindFuel knows that a single moment can change a child's life forever. Dedicated to creating unique educational programs that spark a child's curiosity and ignite a life-long passion for science, Wonderville.ca has delivered over 20,000,000 learning experiences in 208 countries since its launch in 2002. Wonderville is dedicated to creating deeply engaging resources that take students beyond textbooks and formulas and into an experiential world where science is creative, entertaining and transformative. Wonderville opens a world of possibilities that can change a student's life forever. With over 250 interactive games, videos, experiments, puzzles and career videos for teachers and students, Wonderville.ca is a 21st century learning resource from which millions of students and teachers benefit each year.

"Nominees like Wonderville.ca are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the almost 13,000 entries we received this year."

"At MindFuel we believe children can change the world if they're inspired to do so. We create unique educational programs in support of sparking a child's curiosity and igniting a life-long passion for science," said Cassy Weber, Chief Executive Officer of MindFuel. "We are thrilled that Wonderville.ca is a finalist for the prestigious Webby Award among such an esteemed selection of educational websites."

As a nominee, Wonderville.ca is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted on online by fans across the globe. From now until April 23rd, Wonderville.ca fans can cast their votes at pv.webbyawards.com.

Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27, 2015 and honoured at a star-studded ceremony hosted by acclaimed comedian Hannibal Buress on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City.  There they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite's "It's Pronounced 'Jif' not 'Gif'"; Stephen Colbert's "Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."; and Björk's "A E I O U."

About Wonderville.ca:
Wonderville.ca, a program of MindFuel (Formerly Science Alberta Foundation), is a unique website destination for youth, engaging them in the world of science through interactive animations, exciting games and stunning videos. Launched in 2002 and with over 250 innovative resources, Wonderville.ca ignites young minds and educates tomorrow's generation. This award-winning site, with a reputation for scientific accuracy, encourages exploration and curiosity, helping youth discover how much fun science can be. To see Wonderville.ca's real time activity board, please visit: www.sciencehappenshere.com.

Awarded with a Webby in 2011 for Best Animation, Two BESSIE Awards for Best Educational Website and an ASTech Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Public Awareness, Wonderville.ca is recognized for excellence and quality resources.

About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Grey Goose, Vitamin T, Shocase, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, Advertising Age, and Internet Week New York.

SOURCE MindFuel

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For further information: James Landsburg, +1-403-220-0077 x.243, jlandsburg@mindfuel.ca

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