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Key Dates: Dec 19, 2014: Final Entry Deadline April 7, 2015: Nominee Announcement April 28, 2015: Winners Announcement May, 2015: The 19th Annual Webby Awards
Key Facts: The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. The 18th Annual Webby Awards received 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. Webby Awards are awarded in over 100 categories.
Judges: Webby Winners are selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a global organization of industry experts and technology innovators. You can see them all here. The online public also chooses The Webby People’s Voice Winners by casting ballots for their favorite Nominees during the annual voting period.
Judging Criteria: Winners are selected for recognition based on “overall experience,” as well as excellence in the following areas:
- Websites & Mobile Sites & Apps: Content, Structure & Navigation, Visual Design, Overall Experience, Functionality and Interactivity
- Interactive Advertising & Media: Creativity, Overall Experience, and Integration
- Online Film & Video: Concept & Writing, Overall Experience, Quality of Craft and Integration
- Social: Content, Creativity, Overall Experience, and Engagement
Past Winners: Recognition by The Webby Awards puts you in the esteemed group of industry leaders such as Twitter, Google, Instagram, Tumblr, BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times, Wikipedia, Funny or Die, PBS, The Huffington Post, R/GA, CUBOCC, Wieden + Kennedy, Forsman and Bodenfors, The Onion, Louis C.K., Björk, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Lawrence Lessig, Red Burns, OK Go, LCD SoundSystem and this year’s Best Actress, Taylor Schilling.