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- Key Dates:
- September 10, 2013: 18th Annual Call for Entries begins
- November 1, 2013: Early Entry Deadline (discounted entry fee)
- December 20, 2013: Regular Entry Deadline
- Spring 2014: Webby Nominees, Winners Announced and the 18th Annual Webby Awards Ceremony hosted in NYC (Date TBD)
- 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 actor Kevin Spacey, 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:
- Honorees 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 & Media:
- Creativity, Integration, Overall Experience
- Online Film & Video:
- Concept & Writing, Quality of Craft, Integration, Overall Experience
- Content, Creativity, Engagement, 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, Fab.com, 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.