The Webbys recognizes the entire breadth of the Internet. Whether you run a global lifestyle website or create a groundbreaking social ad campaign, as the Internet grows, so does the incredible amount of technology, content, and experiences that deserve to be honored. We celebrate all outstanding digital work across Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Mobile, Apps, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Here are 7 great reasons to enter this year’s competition.
1. Have your work seen by the best.
Webby Winners are selected by a community of artists, innovators, and creators spanning all facets of digital culture. When you enter The Webbys, your work is seen by our judging body, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
Judges include DeRay Mckesson, Activist & Host of Pod Save the People; Jen Rubio, Co-Founder, President and Chief Brand Officer, Away; Cal Henderson, Co-Founder and CTO, Slack; Paula Kerger, CEO, PBS; Sophia Amuroso, Co-Founder and CEO, Girlboss; Rick Gomez, CMO, Target; dream hampton, Filmmaker, Surviving R Kelly; and Eva Chen, Head of Fashion Partnerships, Instagram. Plus, ad world superstars like Tiffany Rolf, US Chief Creative Officer, R/GA Chief Marketing Officer, GE; Colleen DeCourcy, Global Co-Executive Creative Director of Wieden & Kennedy; and David Droga, Creative Chairman & Founder, Droga5.
2. Make yourself a household name.
Last year’s Webbys generated over 13 billion media impressions globally—that’s a lot of buzz. The massive press attention that comes with winning a Webby also wins you new clients, bolsters start-ups, and makes the world aware of your great work. Be part of it.
3. Let the world vote on your work.
In the spirit of the open Internet, all Webby Nominees also compete for public votes in The Webby People’s Voice Awards. People’s Voice generates millions of votes and page views every year! What better way to expose your great work to the world?
4. Mark your spot in history.
We’ve been honoring the very best of the Internet since 1997. Our Winners range from iconic early Web throwbacks, to recent viral sensations, to powerhouse digital icons that have withstood the test of time. Claim your place alongside past winners like Google, National Geographic, ESPN, NASA, Spotify, Instagram, Pineapple Street Media, The National Film Board of Canada, Clemenger BBDO, Weiden + Kennedy and more. Help us continue celebrating the most innovative, creative, and transformative work that shapes the online zeitgeist.
5. Celebrate Your Team.
By participating in The Webby Awards, you honor your team’s hard work and display that their creations are worthy of competing with the best of the Internet. Plus, winning a Webby shows your industry that yours is the team to work with—so you can attract the best talent and keep creating award-winning work.
6. Give a signature 5-Word Speech.
Not only do Webby Winners get to celebrate their victory at the Internet’s biggest party in New York City, they get to immortalize their win with a 5-word acceptance speech. Five words might not seem like a lot, but the speeches have become Internet icons—Webby Awards clips have received over 14 million views on YouTube. (Watch 5-Word Speech moments from the 23rd Annual Webby Awards here!)
7. You can’t win if you don’t enter
Your great work can’t be celebrated if our judges don’t see it. The Extended Entry Deadline for The 24th Annual Webbys is Friday, Feb 7, 2020. Submit your work today!
See the full list of Webby Awards categories here!