, which remodeled and re-launched its web site recently, and HowStuffWorks, the creation of Marshall Brain, are among the nominees for a Webby Award.

But the competition isn’t weak.

Also nominated against in the e-commerce category were, Fresh Direct, Real Envelope and The Tire Rack.

HowStuffWorks, which was launched by Brian, a long-time professor at NC State, was nominated in the science category.

Other nominees include Eric Weistein’s World of Mathematics, exploreMarsnow, Science Hobbyist, and Scirus.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences honors a variety of web sites with Webby Awards, which have been called “the online Oscars.”

The seventh annual award winners will be named on June 5.

“Being listed in the same commerce category as is a tremendous achievement for us,” said Joshua Chodniewicz, chief executive officer of The company sells art prints, posters and custom framing services online. “Since’s beginning we have strived to create an excellent art buying experience, and this Webby nomination demonstrates that our commitment to service has not gone unnoticed.”

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Individuals can vote for their favorite sites as part of People’s Voice Awards at: