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Leading Provider of Online Obituaries Receives Recognition for Grief Support Network and Classified Obituary Website

Apr. 09, 2013 – EVANSTON, IL – Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Social Media category.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, the Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Webby Award winners are nominated and selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a group comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.

Legacy.com was honored by the Webby Awards in the Social Media category in 2012 as well.

Also in 2012, Legacy.com won the EPpy award for best classified site with more than 1 million unique visitors. The EPpy Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honor the best media-affiliated websites across 31 diverse categories. In addition, Legacy.com for the third year in a row received an honorable mention award for best community service for its grief support network and resource center, LegacyConnect. Editor & Publisher is the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates.

Founded in 1998 and based in Evanston, IL, Legacy.com collaborates with more than 900 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK to provide ways for readers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones. As the leader in the online memorial and obituary market, Legacy.com draws more than 18 million visitors each month. For more information, visit www.Legacy.com.