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Webby Awards Deadline for Submissions Extended

Tue, 7th January 2020, 13:36

Now in its 24th year, the Webby Award is now considered to be the Internet’s highest honor and premier award celebrating Internet excellence. All entrants compete for The Webby Award (as voted on by IADAS) and The Webby People’s Voice Award (as voted on by fans). Last year, more than 700,000 Internet fans from more than 230 countries and territories around the world cast their votes. Reflecting the tremendous growth of the Internet, The Webbys now honors excellence in 7 major media types: Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Social, Apps, Mobile, & Voice, Games, and Podcasts.

Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members—leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities—and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals.

Claire Graves, Executive Director of the Webby Awards:

Over the last several years we’ve seen a huge diversification in the way our entrants and winners communicate through technology, and the use of mixed reality and podcasts have created intimate connections in a way we haven’t seen before. Nobody understands the shift in how we use technology to tell important stories, and build communities to listen, watch and interact, better than our judges. We are honored and elated to work alongside these industry leaders to recognize and celebrate the best of the Internet once again this year.

picture of the 2019 people voice award website badge 

In 2018, The Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide, capping off the biggest celebration of the innovators, entertainers, and visionaries on the Internet last year. This year’s entrants will have the chance to join past Webby Winners like Apple, Google, Instagram, Fortnite, HBO, TBWA, Intel, The Late Show with James Cordon, Nike, Wondery, The New Yorker, Spotify, Airbnb, BBDO, How Did This Get Made, among others.

The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category—The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Members of IADAS select the nominees for both awards in each category, as well as the Winners of The Webby Awards. In the spirit of the open Web, The Webby People’s Voice is awarded by the voting public. The 23rd Annual Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries from nearly all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide.

Winners are selected for recognition based on “overall experience,” as well as excellence in the following areas: 

  • Websites: Content, Structure & Navigation, Visual Design, Overall Experience, Functionality and Interactivity
  • Video: Concept & Writing, Overall Experience, Quality of Craft and Integration
  • Advertising, Media & PR:  Creativity, Overall Experience, and Integration
  • Apps, Mobile and Voice: Content, Structure & Navigation, Visual Design, Functionality and Interactivity
  • Social: Content, Creativity, Overall Experience, and Engagement
  • Podcasts: Commentary, customer service, promotional campaigns, humor & more
  • Games: Strategy and Puzzles, User Experience, Sound Design, Writing, & more. 

In 2010, The Webby Awards launched its’ European sister award program, The Lovie Awards, to recognize the unique and resonant nature of the European Internet community – from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers, to cultural and political organizations and individual creators.

The original final entry deadline has now been extended to February 7th, 2020. The Webby Award Nominees and Winners will be announced in April with the 24th Annual Webby Awards Show happening in May. So what are you waiting for. The only way to be considered for a Webby Award is to enter your work at entries.webbyawards.com