September 15, 2020

Call for Entries! New Categories for Software, Virtual & Remote, Podcasts, and more

The 25th Annual Webby Awards feature new honors for Software Services & Platforms, Diversity & Inclusion, Virtual & Remote, and more. Here's what's new and how to enter.

Every year we work alongside our judges and industry experts in the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences to introduce new and expanded categories to keep with our mission to recognize the very best work on the Internet.

The Webby Awards honors the best of the Internet across Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Social; Podcasts; Games, and this year this year we are  excited to launch new honors for Apps and Software and Virtual & Remote.

Read about our new new categories below, and enter here for early pricing before the Early Entry Deadline on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.

New Honors for Software Services & Platforms

This anniversary season, we’ve introduced a new suite of honors for Software Services & Platforms to recognize the explosion of products and services that  help people create work, organize teams and grow businesses all over the world  including: 

  • Creative Production
  • Customer Management
  • Productivity & Collaboration

You can see a full list of new Software Services & Platforms categories here. 

New Suite of Honors for Virtual & Remote

Since March, we’ve seen the acceleration and proliferation of online events all over the world. To honor the creative ways people are connecting, we have a new suite of Virtual & Remote categories for virtual events, remote experiences and VR & 360. Categories include:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business & Finance,
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Music
  • Public Service & Activism

Features categories honoring the craft and production of virtual events include

  • Best Audience Integration
  • Best Festival or Conference
  • Best Host or Speaker
  • Brand or Partner Experience
  • Technical Achievement

You can see a full list of new Virtual & Remote categories and category descriptions here

Expanded Podcast Categories

Keeping pace with the continued expansion of Podcasts in 2020, the 25th Annual Webby Awards is introducing dedicated Podcasts honors for Individual Episodes including Arts & Culture, Documentary, News & Politics and more. Additional categories include

  • Categories for Diversity & Inclusion in General Series, Limited-Series and Individual Episode
  • Honors for Limited Series & Specials including Entertainment and Scripted (Fiction)

See a full list of Podcast categories and category descriptions here.

New Advertising, Media & PR Categories

This year’s new advertising categories reflect the changes we’ve seen across the industry. New honors include

  • Best Growth Strategy in Media
  • Best Editing in Craft
  • Music Supervision and Original Music Score in Craft
  • Diversity & Inclusion and Politics & Advocacy in Branded Content

See a full list of Advertising, Media & PR categories and category descriptions here

Expanded Social Honors 

This year’s new Social honors have expanded to recognize new work across social media platforms including categories for Interview/Talk Show, Best Editing, Best Influencer and Performance & Dance.

See a full list of Social categories and category descriptions here

Mobile Website work now honored under Website and Mobile Sites

To better reflect the way the sites are produced for the Internet today, expanded categories for mobile websites are now honored under Websites and Mobile Sites. New categories include:

  • Honors for Sustainability & Environment, Diversity & Inclusion and Architecture, Art & Design
  • Mobile Specific Features & Design honors including Best Responsive/Adaptive Design for Mobile, Best Mobile User Experienceand Best Mobile Visual Design – Aesthetic

See a full list of Websites and Mobile Sites categories and category descriptions here

The 25th Annual Webby Awards is our biggest season yet! When you enter you have your work looked at by the Internet’s brightest minds: the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Meet this year’s newest Webby Judges, and enter your work across Websites and Mobile SitesVideoAdvertising, Media & PRSocialPodcastsGamesApps and Software and Virtual & Remote before the Early Entry Deadline, October 30, 2020.