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Webby People’s Voice: Everything You Need to Know

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Whether you’re a Webby veteran or a first-time entrant, here’s everything you need to know to run a successful Webby People’s Voice campaign.

Nominees for the 23rd Webby Awards are announced and voting in the Webby People’s Voice Awards has started! 

From Tuesday, April 2nd until Thursday, April 18th at 11:59PM PST, Webby Nominees go head-to-head in an effort to capture the coveted People’s Voice award in their category. But winning the Internet is no easy task, so we’ve compiled a few tips to help Nominees get the most out of their People’s Voice campaign.

Click Quick Facts to learn more about the Webby People’s Voice.


What’s the difference between a Webby Award and a Webby People’s Voice Award? 
While The Webby Award in each category is selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), The Webby People’s Voice Award is voted on by the online public. Both awards are coveted international distinctions of Internet excellence.

Are all Nominees eligible to win a People’s Voice Award? Yes! Every category has both a Webby Winner and a People’s Voice Winner. Indeed, it’s even possible to walk away with both awards (like The Martian’s “Ares 3 Farewell” video did).

When does People’s Voice take place? Voting for People’s Voice is open from April 2nd to Thursday, April 18th at 11:59 PM/PT.

Where do people vote? All voting occurs on the People’s Voice website: vote.webbyawards.com

Who can vote? Any living human being with an Internet connection is eligible to vote in People’s Voice, and they can vote once in each category until April 18th. Make sure you spread the word and get your fans and followers to vote!

How many people vote in The People’s Voice Awards? In short… a lot. Over 3.5 million votes were cast from 230+ countries and territories in last year’s competition, and past winners include SpotifyNational Geographic, and James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.” Campaigning in People’s Voice is a great way to expose your work to a massive, global audience.

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We’re rooting for you, too. However you decide to promote your work during People’s Voice and beyond, we want to help make it as effective as possible. Check out our Resource Page for nominees, which has even more info and tools to help you spread the word about your nomination.


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