EAGAN, Minn. –The fans have spoken, and unique footage of the Minneapolis Miracle play that advanced the Vikings to the NFC Championship continues to earn plenty of love.
The "Minneapolis Miracle Sideline Cam" video received a Webby People's Voice Award for the 22nd Annual Webby Awards. The video was recognized in the Sports and Social Media category. Other organizations nominated for the honor included the Philadelphia Eagles, Bleacher Report and the World Surf League.
The People's Voice award is driven solely by online voting, and the Vikings would like to thank fans for their support throughout the process.
"Our organization is incredibly honored to have been selected as the People's Voice winner in the Sports category this year. The Minneapolis Miracle play was a hallmark moment for our fans, and we owe this win to everyone who took the time to vote for us," said Scott Kegley, Executive Director of Digital and Innovation for the Minnesota Vikings. "The goal of Vikings Entertainment Network has always been to provide our fans with innovative content both on and off the field. Taking home a Webby Award is just icing on the cake."
According to the organization's press release, the Webby Awards are hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times and are the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet in various formats, including Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social, Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Games. This year, The Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and 70 countries worldwide.
The Webby Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, May 14 at the famous Cipriani Wall Street event center in New York City. Fans can also view to the ceremony via webcast on WebbyAwards.com at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15.
A full list of both The Webby Awards and Webby People's Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.
To see the winning entry and relive the Minneapolis Miracle magic, watch the Twitter video here.