Anne Frank House Website wins three prestigious internet awards


April 23, 2019 — The Anne Frank House has won three Webby Awards, leading international awards in the digital world. The annefrank.org website was awarded jury prizes in the categories Websites - Cultural Institutions and Mobile - Culture & Events.

In addition, the platform won the People’s Voice, the prize awarded by the public, in the category Websites - Cultural Institutions.

‘We want to spread Anne Frank’s life story around the world, in accordance with the mission that Otto Frank passed on to us. We are always looking for the best way to do so. We are overjoyed that the jury and the public chose to back us and awarded the website with no less than three Webbys. We thank the jury and the public, as well as IN10 and Maykin Media, who developed the new website with us.’

Varied contents

The annefrank.org website offers information about Anne Frank's life story, the museum, and our educational activities. Some of the website’s eyecatchers are the interactive timeline with important events that occurred before, during, and after Anne Frank's lifetime and the completely renewed virtual tour of the Secret Annex. In addition, the website offers background articles such as Germany in 1933, from democracy to dictatorship, Jewish emigration (attempts) between 1933 and 1942, The arrest of the eight people hiding in the Secret Annex, and Anne Frank, from writer to icon. There are also special videos in which young people talk about their experiences with prejudice and discrimination.

Webby Awards

The Webby Awards are presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences to the best and most distinctive websites. Out of 13,000 entries from 70 countries, several hundred projects were short-listed. In addition to the jury prizes, the public had a vote as well: The People's Voice. This year, close to three million votes were cast. The official award ceremony will be held in New York on 13 May.