#AvoidTrump tops the shortlist for international awards honoring best of the internet
DENVER, April 27, 2016 — The 20th Annual Webby Awards awarded MapQuest’s #AvoidTrump location service with Best Social Humor. Competitors in this category included The Onion, Funny or Die, Conan O’Brien and LACMA Snapchat.
MapQuest, an innovator in the digital mapping industry, created the #AvoidTrump Location Service with the help of local contributors in December of 2015. The ultimate Donald Trump map provides users tips on how to be like Trump or avoid him in cities across the country.
“As our users explore and seek out new destinations and adventures, we are continuously looking for creative ways to offer a distinct local perspective,” said Leila Qualheim, communications director at MapQuest. “Whether you love or hate him, #AvoidTrump was developed as a fun way to offer people an opportunity to be him or flee him across the country. This is also a great creative example of how any developer can quickly and easily use our APIs.”
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, is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
“MapQuest has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
The Webby Awards will honor MapQuest at its star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Fans can watch the show highlights on The Webby Awards YouTube channel at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17. A full list of both The Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.
MapQuest, an innovator in the digital mapping industry, continues to be one of the leading mapping brands, reaching more than 42 million multi-platform users around the world.* The company enables everyday explorers to find, learn about and locate desired destinations and works with businesses to build great location-based experiences and gain access to innovative products and solutions to address rapidly changing demands and trends. MapQuest’s pioneering mapping technology has developed a bold, human and responsive approach, empowering users and businesses to access features and tools that enhance their lives and reliably power their businesses. MapQuest’s solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and Android. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo. For more information, please visit http://www.mapquest.com or https://developer.mapquest.com. Join the conversation on Twitter (@MapQuest), Facebook and Instagram (@MapQuest), and use the hashtag #MapQuestIt.