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Eligibility & Guidelines

Eligibility

The Webby Award Competition is open to all organizations and individuals involved in designing, building, managing, maintaining, marketing or promoting Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile content for business, consumer or general audiences. Entries must have been in general use for at least part of the current calendar year. Entries do not, however, need to have been created this year.

Entries that have won awards in past Webby Awards competitions are eligible for the current competition. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted by any entrant, nor is there a limit to the number of categories you may enter. A completed online entry form and fee must accompany each entry.

Unacceptable Material

Entries that contain pornographic material, propagate "hate" messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.

Disqualification

Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification.

Acknowledgment of Entries

Entrants will receive an email acknowledgment when an entry has been received.

Terms and Conditions of Entry/Usage

The Webby Awards assumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the work or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. The Webby Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

Entries must be live and available on the Internet from the date of entry through July 2008, and accessible via http and standard Web browsers.

Submission of any entry (including Online Film & Video entries) acknowledges the right of The Webby Awards to use it for exhibition, promotion and publication purposes in any medium.

Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant's work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by The Webby Awards concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If an entry receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of The Webby Awards. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner and some might be presented in a ceremony and others might not.

Foreign Language Entries

Websites/Mobile: While non-English speaking entries are not explicitly forbidden, work must be accessible to our predominantly English speaking judges. In categories that may not depend on language, such as (but not limited to) NetArt, Best Visual Design and Weird, non-English speaking sites are eligible if they are highly visual or otherwise not dependent on language.

Interactive Advertising: Display/Banner entries in Foreign languages, a space to provide translation will be provided in the online entry system.

Online Film & Video: All Online Film & Video entries in a foreign language MUST be dubbed or subtitled.

Foreign Language Support: Click on one of the flags below for foreign language support for the entry process. You may also contact the international ambassador from your country for further assistance.

Payment may be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express) or via check or money order made payable to "The Webby Awards" and sent to:

The Webby Awards Call for Entries
c/o Webby Awards Processing Center
1212 Bath Avenue, Suite 301
Ashland, KY 41101

Non-US Entries

Foreign entries must pay by Credit Card or send an International Money Order or a check in U.S. funds drafted on a U.S. bank. Entry fees are not refundable.

Accepted Formats / Entry Type Info

All entries must be live and available from the date of entry through July 2008.

Websites

All entries into the Website categories are to be provided as URLs entered into the online entry system. Entries must have been in general use for at least part of the current calendar year.

Interactive Advertising

Single advertising entries are to be provided as URLs entered in the online entry system.

Campaign entries can be entered as a single URL with all the elements on one Web Page or as multiple URLs with each individual element on separate Web pages. We will not accept DVDs with branded content, viral marketing or rich media entries on them.

All Flash, video and other rich media elements must be posted online and available for review at a specified URL or Web page.

Online Film & Video

We will not accept DVDs with online film & video entries on them. Work is to be judged as it appeared online and must be posted online and available for review at a specified URL or Web page.

If you are entering work created on behalf of a product or promotion or that brings entertainment value to brands or that integrates brands into entertainment then it should be entered into the Interactive Advertising "Branded Content" category.

Mobile

Mobile Website entries must be accessible via a mobile phone, PDA or other mobile device. They will be judged on a mobile device.

Detailed Entry Instructions

Entries must be entered online using the online entry form. An entry is considered processed after a completed entry form is received by The Webby Awards and payment for the entry fee is received. The Webby Awards reserves the right to re-categorize entries and to create new categories if appropriate.

By clicking on the ENTER NOW link located in the navigation bar of the main site, you will gain access to a four page entry form in which to officially enter information.

  1. Initial Entry Page: Choose an ENTRY TYPE   Website, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, or Mobile
  2. After Initial Selection: Include entry information (title of entry, URL where the entry is located, site password (if needed), and category selection)
  3. Entrant Details Page: Include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of entrant
  4. Review Entry Details/ Payment Options Page: Allows for editing and verification of correct information and the selecting of appropriate payment method
  5. Payment and Confirmation Pages: Includes directions on payment completion, provides a confirmation number for the entry transaction

Contact

For questions or comments related to the Webby Awards Call for Entries, please contact Denise Roman at Deniser@webbyawards.com or call us at 212.675.3555.

Mailing Address for Entry Fees

Webby Awards Processing Center
2000 Bath Avenue
Suite 100
Ashland, KY 41101
606.326.9326