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The Webby Awards

The leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet including Websites, interactive advertising and online film and video.



The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.


Key Dates:

April 9, 2013: Webby Nominees announced, People’s Voice Awards voting begins
April 25, 2013: People’s Voice Awards voting ends
April 30, 2013: Webby Award and People’s Voice Award Winners announced
May 21, 2013: The 17th Annual Webby Awards will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Key Facts:

The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. The 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. Webby Awards are awarded in over 100 categories.


Webby Winners are chosen by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization of industry experts and technology innovaters, such as musician David Bowie, Internet Co-inventor Vint Cerf, Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, Chairman and Founder of R/GA Bob Greenberg, Co-Founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, Executive Creative Director at Google Lab, Iain Tait, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Tumblr Founder David Karp, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Lessig. The online public chooses the Webby People’s Voice Award Winners by casting ballots for their favorite Webby Nominees during the annual voting period.

Judging Criteria:
Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following criteria:

Websites & Mobile:
Content, Structure and Navigation, Visual Design, Functionality, Interactivity and Overall Experience

Interactive Advertising:
Creativity, Integration, Overall Experience

Film & Video:
Concept & Writing, Quality of Craft, Integration, Overall Experience

Past Winners:
Recognition by The Webby Awards puts you in the esteemed group of industry leaders such as Twitter, Google, eBay, Pinterest, Skype,, Instagram, BBC News, CNN, The Guardian, The New York Times, AOL, Tumblr, Wikipedia, ESPN, Funny or Die, Comedy Central, PBS, The Huffington Post, the Sundance Channel, and The Onion.

The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg, Virgin Atlantic Chairman and Founder Richard Branson, and The Weinstein Company Co-Founder Harvey Weinstein. Members also include writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, and WallPaper. The 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states and generated over 750 million media impressions worldwide.

Reflecting the tremendous growth of the Internet as a tool for business and everyday lives, the 15th Annual Webby Awards expands the mission of the Webby by honoring excellence in over 100+ Website, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile & App categories.

The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category — The Webby Award and The People’s Voice Award — in each of its four entry types: Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile & Apps. Members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences select the nominees for both awards in each category, as well as the winners of the Webby Awards. However, you, the online community, determine the winners of The People’s Voice by voting for the nominated work that you believe to be the best in each category. Each year, the People’s Voice Awards garners hundreds of thousands of votes from the Web community all over the world.