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
- 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 Experience, and 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 Sites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Social; Podcasts; Games, Apps and Software and Virtual & Remote before the Early Entry Deadline, October 30, 2020.