The October issue of D Magazine hit the stands today. There is a nice article and layout about myself and the Clouds 365 Project. Here is the link or click to enlarge the image above
I am so excited to announce that my Clouds 365 Project has been nominated for the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Personal Blog/Website category. This marks the 3rd consecutive year Clouds 365 Project has been a finalist!
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. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, creators of the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds.
“Nominees like Clouds 365 Project 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 nearly 10,000 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, the Clouds 365 Project is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 26th, Clouds 365 Project fans can cast their votes at http://pv.webbyawards.com/ballot/3 (Personal Blog/Website category). I will be shamelessly asking for your vote
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
ABOUT KELLY DELAY AND THE CLOUDS 365 PROJECT:
Texas based landscape photographer, Kelly DeLay is the creator of the Clouds 365 Project. The project started July 1, 2009 and it represents a commitment to do something creative every day. It is not intended to be separate from everyday life. “I want this practice of observation to be tied into the fabric of my life—the habit of looking up and noticing the patterns and beauty of the clouds that envelop us every single day. Embarking on this project has also caused me to think about the values that I am pursuing” The project is dedicated to art, learning, determination, processes, patterns and obsession.
The Clouds 365 Project enjoys millions of worldwide visitors each year. Acknowledged by the New York Times, ABC News, Le Monde, Wired, SXSW and the Webby Awards.
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, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.
The Clouds 365 Project won the SXSW Interactive web award in the Personal Portfolio category Sunday night. The trophies are way cool!, called Thingamagoop 2. They were created by Bleep Labs (bleeplabs.com). I was very excited when they called our name, so the walk to the stage was a bit surreal that is for sure. I have a few people to thank for making this possible – Manny (WordPress theme developer / programmer for Project and Community sites), Justin (iPhone App developer and Community website programming), Misty (Brilliant writing when I need it!) my wife Stephanie (Editor, Pro Photographer, Consultation and letting me do this!), the awesome Facebook Fan Page (51,000 and growing) and my friends Nicco and everyone else at EchoDitto (you know who you are) and Laurie (constant advice and encouragement) without them I would not be doing this project.
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that we did not win the people’s choice. The Facebook group voted everyday, the group is amazing, Thank You!!
It was nice to receive validation from my peers. I strive to do better everyday because of them. Thank you so much!
Here is the video from the other night. It was shot with a Flip HD, so it is a little wobbly. I am glad Stephanie got the footage however.
Here are the press links where the Clouds 365 Project is mentioned for winning personal portfolio: