We’re excited to hear that the POV documentary Girl Model has been nominated for a 2014 Webby Award. The Webby Awards have been hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” and it’s impressive for the film to be nominated among some of the biggest names on the Web, no less than Buzzfeed, Google, The New York Times, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Pharrell Williams.

If you love Girl Model (which is also now streaming free online) or POV or independent documentaries, you can help this film win a People’s Voice Webby Award in the Documentary category by voting and sharing the film online.

Girl Model has been called “an alarming documentary about the trafficking of Russian child models” (NPR), “essential viewing for adolescent girls” (The Boston Globe), and “a brilliant exposé of a dangerous business” (Indiewire).

Here’s how you can help:

How to Vote:

1. Go to http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/online-film-video/general-film-categories/documentary-individual-episode.
2. Click or tap on Girl Model to sign up to vote.
3. You’ll be able to vote immediately after you enter an email and password.
4. Check your inbox later to confirm your vote.
5. Social media buttons will appear once you’ve voted. Click on them to share this film with your friends online!

Tweet about Voting:

Pls RT & vote for @GirlModelMovie. Nominated for a #Webbys People’s Voice award! http://bit.ly/1eejtHE

Vote for @povdocs Girl Model, a film that helped change New York’s child labor laws http://bit.ly/1eejtHE Pls RT

RT & VOTE for @povdocs & @GirlModelMovie to win a #Webbys People’s Voice Award: http://bit.ly/1eejtHE

Modeling is anything but glam. Watch & vote for #Webbys nominee @GirlModelMovie http://to.pbs.org/11CQlTk Pls RT

Post on Facebook about Voting:

The @POV documentary @Girl Model-The Movie is a nominee in @The Webby Awards! You can help it win a People’s Voice Award by voting at http://bit.ly/1eejtHE.

Post on Google+ about Voting

The POV documentary Girl Model is a nominee in +TheWebbyAwards! You can help it win a People’s Voice Award by voting at http://bit.ly/1eejtHE.

Embed the Film:

Until Thursday, April 24, 2014, (the same day Webby voting ends), you can not only watch Girl Model online (U.S.-only), but you can also embed it on your blog or site! Here’s the embed code:

<iframe width=”512″ height=”376″ src=”http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2343930481″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” seamless></iframe>

Embed the Vote Button:

Copy the following HTML code to have the button appear on the top corner of your website (include the code on all pages where you want the button to appear):

<script src=”http://pv.webbyawards.com/cloud/sitebug.js” data-id=”1720″ data-display-rank=”true” data-pos=”top-right” id=”webby-pv-bug”></script>

Thank you for your support of independent documentaries!

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.