17th Annual Webby Awards

by on May 23, 2013

The Webby Awards have been announced!

For those of you who are unaware, the Webby Awards honor those who are excellent on the Internet .The Webby Awards were started in 1996, when the web was still learning to crawl, and has grown ever since. The awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS),  a 1000+ member judging body that includes such names as Internet co-inventor Vint Cerf, Arianna Huffington, David Bowie, and co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom. A wide variety of recipients are awarded in five different categories: Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps and Social, as well as Special Achievement. Under each of these are more categories still, including over 65 in Websites, and 25 in Online Film & Video. There is also a People’s Voice Award in each category, with millions of voters every year. Here’s a full list of categories.

Some notable winners this year are:

Dujour.com for Best Home/Welcome Page (Websites)

With Art Philadelphia for Associations (Websites)

Pitchfork’s Cover Stories for Best Visual Design – Function (Websites)

Old Spice Dikembe Mutombo Saves the World for Game or Application (Interactive Advertising & Media)

TED for Best Use of Mobile Video (Mobile & Apps)

The New Yorker for Best Writing (Editorial) (Websites)

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Social Media for Overall Social Presence (Social)

Frank Ocean for Webby Person of the Year (Special Achievement)

Dumb Ways to Die for Animation (Film and Video)

Grimes for Webby Artist of the Year (Go give Vanessa a listen and a look-see to see why.) (Special Achievement)

For a complete list of 2013 winners and nominees, follow this link.

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