2020 Event Update: The Webby Awards Live Event has moved to an online celebration. The Nominee and Winner Announcement will be rescheduled, and dates will be announced soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 11:00am EST

From all of us here at The Webby Awards, we hope this message finds you, your team, and your family healthy.

We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely as we approach the announcement of our Nominees, Winners, and the 24th Annual Webby Awards event. As we have seen communities and businesses around the world become increasingly affected by this global pandemic, we want to share some updates.

It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you: given the impact of COVID-19, our concern for the health and well-being of our community, plus measures public officials are taking, we are moving the 24th Annual Webby Awards event, scheduled for May 11th in New York City to an online celebration. 

We continue to be committed to recognizing and honoring the best of the Internet. The 24th Annual Webby Awards Nominees will be announced in the coming weeks with the launch of The Webby People’s Voice public voting. A new announcement schedule will be released in the days ahead, and our plan is to announce the Winners with an Internet celebration that will honor the year’s best work, giving our Winners their chance to mark their win in history with a hallmark Webby 5-Word Speech. The celebration will engage our community all over the world and will aim to be as inspiring as the Winners themselves.

Despite these changes and the current global environment, we are excited to celebrate this year’s Webby Honorees, Nominees, and Winners. We’ve been working with some of the world’s most creative people and companies to help guide what The Webby Awards will be in 2020 and are excited to unveil our plans soon.

 As always, we are committed to using our platform to help raise awareness for important global issues and civic engagement. There has never been a more important time to harness the power of the Internet to connect, inform, and support people. If you or your organization are working on initiatives to help people at this time, please feel free to get in touch with our team to see how we can share your work with the wider Webby community.

Our thoughts are with all of you in this difficult time.

-The Webby Awards Team

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