12 May 2023
Be My Eyes is the grant prize winner of The Better Story Awards - an initiative by the animation studio Zedem Media that aims to honor the organizations that create a positive impact in our society. Be My Eyes app is a free mobile app that connects blind and low-vision individuals with over 1.8 million volunteers from all over the world through a live video call, helping them in their daily needs.
The world is full of many different stories. But the stories that often dominate our world are the ones of misfortune. Zedem Media, wanted to do their part in changing that by amplifying the voices of organizations that are making a positive impact and to share the better stories.
Michael Kalopedis, Zedem Media founder said that “The Better Story Awards gave us the chance to meet organisations from around the world. It is very inspiring to listen to their stories and see how they come up with creative ways to make our society better. Even though we are a small animation studio, supporting local artists and non-profits has always been at the core of our culture. This our way of giving back to the community with what we do best, films and animations. We are fascinated with the Be My Eyes story as it is a great example of how creativity and technology come together to help people from around the world, and more specifically to bring sight to bling and low vision individuals. It is a very inspiring story.”
Be My Eyes which is based in Denmark will now work with the creative team of Zedem Media in Cyprus to create an animated film that will help amplify the story of Be My Eyes. "We believe we have a wonderful story to tell and we’re very excited to get the opportunity to work on this story together with a wonderful animation studio like Zedem Media.” said Be My Eyes founder, Hans Jørgen Wiberg said in a statement.
Following up on the public voting a jury committee comprised with 5 individuals with extended background in CSR, Marketing and Non-Profit organizations, reviewed the top up-voted stories and selected the grand prize winner. 'Be My Eyes' will receive 10,000 Euros in the form of free animation services. To learn about the 'Better Story Awards visit: www.zedemanimations.comand www.thebetterstoryawards.com
Background information: Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a global community that connects people who are blind or have low vision with sighted volunteers or company representatives. On the app, volunteers assist blind and low-vision users through a live video connection and work together to tackle challenges and handle a wide range of tasks. With the Specialized Help feature, blind and low-vision users can connect with company representatives for accessible customer support. The app harnesses the power of generosity, technology and human connection to help blind and low-vision people lead more independent lives. Be My Eyes is accessible in more than 150 countries worldwide and in over 180 languages. The app is free and available for both iOS and Android.
For more info visit: www.bemyeyes.com
Background information: Zedem Media
Zedem Media was founded in 2008 and is Cyprus' leading animation studio. They are specialized in the creation of high quality animated films and are collaborating with organizations from all around the world. From large multinationals to non-profits and startups. Zedem Media is best known for the work produced for TED Education and 'The School of Life'.
For more info visit: www.zedemanimations.com