From the app that helped you cook dinner, to the GIF that brightened your day, to the web series you binge watched all weekend, there’s so much work worth celebrating on the Internet.
That’s where The Webby Awards comes in: Since 1996, The Webbys has showcased the best of the Internet, honoring everything from YouTube personalities to online heavyweights like Instagram, and tons of work in between. (No wonder The New York Times hailed The Webbys as, “the Internet’s highest honor.”) If you’re making great stuff on the Internet, now’s your time to shine: Enter your best work in the 21st Annual Webby Awards before the Final Entry Deadline on Friday, December 16th at www.webbyawards.com.
Entries are accepted across the breadth of the Internet, in: Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social and—new this year—Podcasts & Digital Audio. So, no matter what you’re working on, The Webbys has a category suited to you.
In addition to giving you and your team the chance to get recognized for your hard work, entering The Webbys is also your chance to join an elite group of past winners—like the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, NFB Canada, National Corndog Day, john st., Instagram, and well beyond.
And yes, The Webbys is the only place where National Corndog Day and Netflix can be honored on the same stage. That’s because it’s all about the quality of the work. Online, even small-scale developers, artists, activists, and web personalities have a huge impact. That’s the spirit The Webbys emulates: One-off projects and small startups are on equal footing with larger organizations and talented entertainers. The Internet gives us all a voice and a place to share great work, and The Webbys gives everyone a chance to be honored for what they’ve made.
But the benefits of entering go beyond just the chance to win: All entered work is reviewed by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), a group of Internet luminaries, innovators, and creators, including people like the actor Kevin Spacey; talk show host Jimmy Kimmel; Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Opal Tometi; Founder and CEO of VICE Media Shane Smith; and many more. Plus, to review the new Podcasts & Digital Audio category, The Webbys has brought on a roster of impressive new judges in that realm, including On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone; Gimlet Media CEO and Founder Alex Blumberg; and Radiotopia’s Julie Shapiro.
What’s more, entering The Webbys gives you the chance to compete in People’s Voice—a contest that allows the public to vote on their favorite nominees. Last year alone, People’s Voice attracted nearly 3 million public votes… which means it’s an excellent way to introduce your work to a wider audience.
If getting noticed by digital innovators and the general Internet public sounds great to you, there’s no better way to do it than by entering The Webby Awards.