Awards and support
Awards and Support
The Flight of Ducks has been continuously available on-line since 1995.
In the early days of the web it won a number of awards:
- The inaugural (1997)
John Bird Award for Excellence On-line.
- ATOM Award for Best Australian On-line Production (1996-97)
- Victorian Premier's Gold Award for Best Australian Multimedia Production (1996-97)
The site has been generously supported by the following:
- The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) - (previously Cinemedia} who hosted the site (1995 -2004).
- National Library of Australia who have identified the site as being of national significance and
archived it as part of their PANDORA digital preservation project.
- Silicon Graphics Computers who contributed the use an Indy Workstation (1995-98) for its initial development.
- Acorn Computers who contributed the use of 3 Risc PC computers and
- AIATSIS (Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies) who contributed $2,500.00 towards the cost of travel to Central Australia in 1996.
- RMIT University who provided a post graduate scholarship to explore issues of Aboriginal representation, on-line narrative, and digital preservation while completing the world's first on-line Ph.D.
- RMIT Union Arts who awarded an arts grant of $650.00 towards this project in 1996.
- Harry Sokol without whom this project would not have been possible.
- All participants and visitors (now over 10 million) who continue to send in their comments, suggestions and stories.
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