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    Meeting Celebs... Or Face Forfeit

    chrisalig1.jpgA primary school's website, a cloud appreciation site and a blog detailing one man's attempt to meet 500 celebrities, including Chris Martin, are among winners in Yahoo's Finds of the Year awards.


    Now in their fourth year, the awards aim to celebrate the best of the web. The judging panel were looking for originality, creativity, design and relevance across eight categories. A People's Choice Award - which allows the public to vote for their favourite - will be announced in February.


    "The Yahoo Search Finds of the Year awards celebrates the huge diversity on the web and we've found some of the most informative, unusual, clever or bizarre websites out there," said Andy Williams, from Yahoo Search.Woodland Grange Primary School beat off stiff opposition from a Nasa site dedicated to the Mars Rover Mission to win in the educational category. The pupils received the news that they had won at morning assembly. They are no strangers to awards. The site has been recognised in the past for the depth of material and resources on the site as well as acting as a showcase for the school work of the children.


    Winner of the Best Celebrity Website was a blog set up by Julian Segal, who agreed to meet 100 celebrities from a list of 500 drawn up by his friend as part of a bet. So far he has met around 50 of the celebrities listed - including the BBC's former political editor Andrew Marr, Chris Martin, lead singer of the band ColdPlay and Sir Patrick Moore. He has just two weeks to go to meet the rest or face a series of forfeits.


    An overall winner from the eight categories will be chosen on 2 February in the People's Choice Award. Those interested in voting can log on to Yahoo's Finds of the Year website to select their favourite out of the all the websites short listed.


    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk

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