Earns Back-to-Back Webby Award Honors

LOS ANGELES -- - the Web's largest food-themed social network and recipe swap - was today named a Webby Award "Official Honoree" for the second year in a row, and was the only food-oriented site recognized in the highly competitive Social Networking Category.

Launched in August 2006, the grassroots online community serves as a virtual kitchen where members gather to post, search and exchange recipes, share culinary tips and build relationships with other foodies from around the world. The site was created to preserve and update the age-old tradition of gathering in the kitchen to cook and socialize.

"We're thrilled to be honored for the second year in a row and to share this recognition with the entire BakeSpace community," said BakeSpace Founder Babette Pepaj. "Thanks to the creativity, passion and diversity of our members, people come to BakeSpace for the food, but stay for the conversation."

Described by the New York Times as the "Oscars of the Internet," the Webby Awards honor excellence in Web sites, online film and video and interactive advertising. They are presented by the 550 members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for what the Academy deems as "outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet." This year's 12th annual competition included nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. is designed for anyone interested in cooking or baking - whether they rely on the microwave or prepare gourmet meals from scratch. Members come from more than 170 countries, and range from teenagers just starting to explore the culinary lifestyle to great grandparents who want to share and catalogue their treasured family recipes. All share a passion for food and learning from one another.

In addition to attracting foodies from around the world, BakeSpace has partnered with brands such as KitchenAid, McCormick, Sara Lee, Kodak, Universal Studios, Fox Searchlight and ABC to host a range of unique, highly engaging promotions.

BakeSpace is a free online community where members can post, search and swap recipes, create their own "online kitchen," raid the "virtual pantry" (forums), upload cooking videos, conduct live cooking demonstrations and interact with other food enthusiasts from around the world.

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 12th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 550 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto and The Weinstein Company's Harvey Weinstein. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group.

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