March 30, 2023

NASA Receives Six 2021 Webby Award Nominations

From alien planets to whale sharks, on websites and across social media, NASA’s digital communications work was recognized this year by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences with six nominations in a variety of categories, with an additional Instagram story being named an honoree.

“We’re thrilled that NASA’s online efforts across the agency are being recognized,” said Marc Etkind, associate administrator for communications. “It’s great to see the recognition for our achievements in not only human exploration, space science, and aeronautics, but in climate, STEM, and reaching diverse audiences.”

Members of the public can vote in the People’s Voice Awards alongside the juried Webby Awards through 3 a.m. EDT May 7.

The nominees:

  • #LaunchAmerica – NASA’s multi-platform campaign, beginning with NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission: American astronauts launching on American rockets from American soil for the first time since 2011. (Category: Social Content Series and Campaigns, Events and Livestreams)
  • Eyes on the Earth – real-time visualizations of the latest data about Earth’s climate. (Websites and Mobile Sites, Best Data Visualization)
  • Exoplanet Exploration – NASA’s search for another Earth among planets beyond our solar system. (Websites and Mobile Sites, Science)
  • NASA STEM@Home – bringing learning and fun to students at home as the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools through much of 2020. (Websites and Mobile Sites)
  • The agency’s social media efforts, which span multiple platforms to reach diverse audiences (Best Overall Social Presence – Brand)
  • The Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s social media, using the latest channels on behalf of aeronautics, “the first ‘A’ in NASA.” (General Social, Education & Discovery)

The Hubble Space Telescope program’s Instagram video “Hubble and Whale Sharks” was an honoree in the Social Video, Education & Discovery category.

To vote, click on the links to below. (Free registration required.)

Eyes on the Earth
Exoplanet Exploration
NASA Social Media
NASA Aeronautics Social Media

See the full list of past NASA Webby Award winners and nominees.