Erasmus EuroMedia Awards 2010
Seal of Approval
In October 2010, at a ceremony in the Vienna Town Hall, the World of the Habsburgs was given the seal of approval by the European Society for Education and Communication (ESEC) for the outstanding quality and high value of the contribution to the development of the European society.
State Prize for Multimedia and E-Business
Winner in the culture, learning and knowledge category
The jury justified its decision at the awarding of the prize in the Vienna Chamber of Industry and Commerce as follows: "The digital exhibition space presents … a simply inconceivable depth of content and knowledge which, and this is the amazing achievement, is perfectly structured and can be found intuitively. All the content is characterised by an extremely high educational and cultural value and is presented so attractively and attentively down to the smallest detail that acquiring knowledge becomes fun and the learning effect occurs practically automatically …"
Special award of the Vienna Chamber of Industry and Commerce for a project by a Viennese enterprise that stands out particularly for its innovation, value creation and the communication of knowledge (€ 5,000).
Comenius EduMedia Seal and Comenius EduMedia Medal
The World of the Habsburgs was awarded the Seal for (educational) multimedia products of particular value in terms of didactics, content and design in Berlin. 26 out of 159 projects, including the World of the Habsburgs, also received the Comenius EduMedia Medal for their outstanding quality.
World Summit Award 2011
The World Summit Award (WSA) organised by the International Centre for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg was presented to the World of the Habsburgs in Cairo in April 2012. The project was distinguished in the WSA category "e-Culture & Heritage".
The jury justified its decision as follows: "The World of the Habsburgs website is the perfect example of what a virtual exhibition should look like. Internet users from around the world with an interest in culture can investigate seven centuries of Habsburg history interactively and experience it through a variety of media via a highly inviting interface."