The MY HERO Project Wins at the Inaugural Anthem Awards

by Abigail Richardson from MY HERO

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MY HERO is proud to announce that they were honored with a Silver placement at the first-ever Anthem Awards for Best Product in the category of EDUCATION, ART, & CULTURE.

Anthem Winners were selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include Daniel Dae Kim (actor, producer, and activist); Ashley Judd (Author, Actor, and Social Justice Humanitarian); Mitchell Baker (CEO and chairwoman, Mozilla); Lisa Sherman (president and CEO, Ad Council) and more…

The MY HERO Project is a multi-award-winning, non-profit online educational platform dedicated to empowering and giving voice to youth throughout the world through engagement with story, art, music, and film.  

Said Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards: “It is our distinct honor to recognize the work that brands, organizations, and individuals are all making to create an impact in their community. We launched this platform to show the world that all corners of our culture, from sports and entertainment to business leaders and celebrities, are all standing up to say, it is time for systemic change and that social good is what we value as a society.”

Said Jeanne Meyers, Co-Founder and Director of MY HERO: “We are truly honored to be recognized as a winner in the category of EDUCATION, ART AND CULTURE. The other finalists are doing wonderful work and this recognition means a great deal to our team at MY HERO and to those who support our non-profit organization.  I am grateful to our Board of Directors and the devoted staff and contributing professional artists, writers, filmmakers and students that have been helping build MY HERO’s media library for the last 25 years. Our mission is to empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to create positive change in the world using media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity.”


MY HERO launched in 1995 with the goal of providing stories, art, and short films that celebrate diverse positive role models from all walks of life around the globe. Today, MY HERO produces a website, educational resources, an international film festival, media arts workshops, and salons, all of which utilize and add to a curated library of user-generated content (from professional filmmakers, writers, artists, and students.) The MY HERO mission is to educate, engage and inspire youth and life-learners to understand their own potential to create positive change in the world. Today, through the MY HERO websitesalonsfestivals and media arts workshops, MY HERO mentors teachers, youth and adults to use media to discover, create and share stories that raise awareness of amazing local and global heroes working to solve the great challenges of our time.



Winners for the inaugural Anthem Awards will be celebrated at the first annual Anthem Voices conference followed by a star-studded virtual Awards Show on Monday, February 28, 2022.  Fans will be able to hear from social impact leaders during the day and then watch the show, featuring special moments, and hallmark speeches from MY HERO and fellow 2022 winners at

The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. By amplifying voices that spark global change, such as MY HERO, the Anthem Awards are acknowledging the impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities.

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 About The Anthem Awards:

The Anthem Awards, the Webby Awards newest initiative, was developed to recognize the breadth of social good work (online and offline) around the globe by honoring the organizations, brands, and people creating long-lasting impact; including, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Education, Art, & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology;  and Sustainability, Environment, & Climate. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. Founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.

 About The Webby Awards:

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Apps, Mobile, and Voice; Social; Podcasts; and Games. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, YouGov, Brandlive, Canva, NAACP, KPMG,  Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, and AIGA.


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