New York - The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences have nominated the Best Insurance Sites in The Tenth Annual Webby Awards. The nominees are:Westfield Insurance: http://www.westfieldinsurance.com

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island: http://www.bcbsri.com

Blue Shield of California: http://www.mylifepath.com

Life Insurance Corporation: of India: http://www.licindia.com

State Farm Insurance: http://www.nowwhat.com

Last year's winner for Best Insurance Site was GEICO Redesign (http://www.geico.com).

Proclaimed "the online equivalent of an Oscar" by the New York Times,The Webby Awards are the leading international honors for Web sites and the innovators behind them. The Academy unveiled nominees in more than 65 categories. A full list of nominees can be found at http://www.webbyawards.com.

In a tribute to democracy on the Web, The Webby People's Voice Awards enable people around the world to vote for their favorite Web sites in all 65 Webby categories. Through May 5, online fans can cast ballots for their picks for their top choices at peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com. Since The Webby People's Voice Awards began 10 years ago, over 2.3 million votes have been cast.

The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with over 500 members including musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Naked Chef Jamie Oliver, and fashion designer Max Azria.

"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding Web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet," says Tiffany Shlain, creative director and founder of The Webby Awards. "The nominees in the insurance category for The Tenth Annual Webby Awards represent the skill, ingenuity and vision of their creators--and the best online today."

Winners of the 10th Annual Webby Awards and Webby People's Voice Awards will be announced on May 9, 2006. Winners will be honored at a gala event on June 12 at New York City's historic Cipriani Wall Street, hosted by comedian Rob Corddry of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Source: The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences

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