Top 10 Reasons to Enter
1. You can win "the only award... that matters"
The Los Angeles Times calls The Webbys "the only award show for Internet sites that matters" and the BBC has said that the award "has come to represent the best on the Web." No other award for interactive media has the heritage, power and prestige that the Webby Awards brings for recognizing the teams and individuals behind outstanding Websites, Interactive Advertising and Online Film & Video.
2. Impress and amaze your clients... and get some new ones too.
Whether it's maintaining current clients or winning new business, "Webby Award-winning" validates your superior work and gives your clients and prospects the confidence they need to invest in your services.
3. Make headlines.
Entry fees are nominal compared to the publicity you will generate when you are honored by The Webby Awards. The 12th Annual Webby Awards generated over 750 million media impressions -- from USA Today and The Wall Street Journal to CNN and BBC. A Webby Award offers countless publicity opportunities in national, local, and trade media, as well as internal communications and marketing materials.
4. You'll get to thank the Academy.
The Academy, the judging body for The Webbys, boasts a who's who of business leaders and creative luminaries, including Virgin Atlantic Chairman & Co-Founder Richard Branson, musicians Beck and David Bowie, R/GA Chairman and COO Robert Greenberg and The Weinstein Company Co-Founder Harvey Weinstein. Winning recognition from a group like this is priceless.
5. Salute your team in a big way.
Entry into the Webby Awards is a high profile, cost-effective way to recognize your valued employees for their accomplishments. There's no better way to show them that you think their work is award winning.
6. Stand out among your peers.
With an expanded 100+ categories covering every aspect of the business and consumer world, this year's Webby Awards competition levels the playing field and provides you with an opportunity to truly outshine your peers. Money and resources do not mean Web excellence - smaller companies and organizations with only a few employees are just as likely to win a Webby as an established Fortune 500 company.
7. Meet the movers and shakers.
Accept your award and give a Webby hallmark 5-word acceptance speech in front of industry luminaries, celebrities, and other winners at our invitation only Gala event in NYC in June, 2009. Past Webby Galas have featured appearances from Special Achievement awards winners including Vice President Al Gore; musicians David Bowie, Prince, Gorillaz, David Byrne and Beastie Boys; entertainment icons Lorne Michaels, Stephen Colbert and Michel Gondry; and Internet & culture pioneers like co-inventor Dr. Robert Kahn, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, and writer/journalist Thomas Friedman.
8. Stay fresh.
Unlike awards for music or commercials that have only a single shot at greatness, Web media is continually evolving and maintains a presence year after year. By continuing to improve and enhance your entries each year, you'll have an annual chance to take home a Webby for the first time, or to add another to your mantle.
9. Receive validation for a job well done.
Now more than ever, the value of Internet experts is a must for any organization. Show clients, competitors and senior management how outstanding your work is.
10. Show the world you're worth it.
Increasingly, Interactive media is an integrated part of a multi-channel strategy. Through the impartial third-party recognition that the Webby Awards provide, you can show that your efforts on the Web are working and contributing to your organization's overall goals.