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SBS – Australia Interactive Animation Wins 2017 Webby Award

SBS Australia’s interactive animation My Grandmother’s Lingo has been awarded with a 2017 Webby Award for Best Use of Interactive Video.

With 13,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and over 70 countries, and 3.5 million votes cast in The Webby People’s Voice Awards, the Webby Awards are coveted international accolades with winners representing excellence on the internet. 

Marshall Heald, SBS Director of Television and Online Content, said, “My Grandmother’s Lingo is a great example of SBS’s ability to tell distinctive Australian stories in innovative ways and we’re absolutely thrilled to be recognised for digital excellence with this prestigious international award.”

It features voice-activated gaming technology and unique animations to unlock the chapters in Angelina’s story, and simultaneously raises awareness of Australia’s Indigenous languages – specifically Marra, a language now spoken by only three people in the remote East Arnhem Land community of Ngukurr where Angelina lives. (C+T Mag)