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The awards season is here, and we at Heifer International are beyond delighted to accept this nomination!

This week we learned that we're finalists for a min Best of the Web Award for work on our brand new tablet edition of World Ark magazine. min, short for Media Industry News, is a resource for magazine and media professionals to learn about the latest trends in the field. Heifer is a finalist in the digital magazine category, competing against the likes of dash magazine,, EE Times, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Popular Science and WIRED.

World Ark, the quarterly print magazine for Heifer donors and anyone interested in hunger and poverty, has had an online presence for years. But in December of 2012 we launched an interactive tablet edition for iPads and Androids that incorporates news from the field, facts about development work around the world and ways readers can get involved, along with dynamic, gorgeous design by the talented screen wizards at Bates Creative. This tablet version is free and available on the App Store or on Google Play. The Spring 2013 edition should be available within the week.

148442364 Here's a sneak peek of the cover of the Spring tablet edition.

Sure, we're new to this scene and just beginning to get a handle on the amazing new ways we can reach, inform and inspire readers via a tablet format. But we're hopeful this nomination will help us spread the word about the brilliant and hardworking Heifer project partners that we feature in each issue.


Austin Bailey

Austin Bailey is a writer and editor for Heifer's World Ark magazine.