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Quick Facts

Need some quick facts about The Webby Awards? You've come to the right place.

25th Annual Webby Awards Key Dates:
– September 15, 2020: Call for Entries Open
– October 30, 2020: Early Entry Deadline
– December 18, 2020: Final Deadline
– March 2021: Executive Judging takes place
– April 2021: Nominees Announced and Webby People’s Voice voting starts
– May 2021: Winners Announced

Key Facts: The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. The 24th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from nearly all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide.

Judges: Webby Winners are selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), 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 and Mobile Sites: Content, Structure & Navigation, Visual Design, Overall Experience, Functionality and Interactivity

– Video: Concept & Writing, Overall Experience, Quality of Craft, Integration & more

– Advertising, Media & PR:  Creativity, Overall Experience, Integration & more

– Apps and Software: Content, Structure & Navigation, Visual Design, Functionality and Interactivity, Creative Production & more

– Social: Content, Creativity, Overall Experience, and Engagement

– Podcasts: News & Politics, Best Host, Best Series, Best Live Podcast Recording & more

– Games: Strategy and Puzzles, User Experience, Sound Design, Writing, & more

– Virtual & Remote: Technology, Public Service & Activism, Media & Entertainment & more

Learn more about The Webby Awards Judging Academy here.

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