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28 April 2016

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#AvoidTrump Tops The Shortlist For International Awards Honoring Best Of The Internet

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.

#AvoidTrump via MapQuest
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.

SOURCE: MapQuest

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