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National Geographic Society’s Out of Eden Walk Website Redesign Earns min “Best of the Web” Award: Website showcasing National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Salopek’s journey honored with award for exceptional work in the digital space

The recent Out of Eden Walk site redesign earned National Geographic Society recognition by media industry news organization min for outstanding web initiative.


January 10 marked the fourth anniversary of National Geographic Society’s Out of Eden Walk. To celebrate National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Salopek’s 10 million steps along this incredible storytelling project, National Geographic Society’s Program and Digital teams redesigned the Out of Eden Walk website.

On Tuesday, the redesign earned the Society a min “Best of the Web” award. Min, a media industry news organization, holds the competition annually to identify exceptional work in the digital space and recognize outstanding social media, web and mobile initiatives among publishers of digital content.

National Geographic took the top spot in the Redesign/Relaunch category, beating out such competitors as Kiplinger Washington Editors, Allure, and SELF. View the full list of honorees and awardees here.

The integrated Out of Eden Walk website offers enhanced features and benefits:

  • Out of Eden Walk’s online content is all in one place.

  • The site is now arranged in chapters, each representing a discrete geographic or thematic segment of Paul’s journey.

  • Award-winning National Geographic cartography brings Paul’s pathway to life.

  • Paul’s global mosaic of stories can be browsed by chapter, location, language, or theme in the Journey Timeline.

  • New, more immersive Walking Tours and Milestones are presented.

The redesign was made possible by a grant awarded to the National Geographic Society by the trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Learn more about the Out of Eden Walk, Paul Salopek, and our partners here.

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