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Winner's Spotlight January 20, 2023

The Best Purpose-Driven Projects Across the Internet

These are the creatives behind the most thoughtful projects centered on purpose and impact.

The Internet has given way for those passionate about social and environmental change to use formats classic and contemporary to explore issues impacting our world. Here at The Webby Awards, we see some of the best purpose-driven projects across the Internet. With categories like Diversity & Inclusion, Public Service & Activism, and Sustainability & Environment, projects advocating for good deserve to be recognized. Explore some of our favorite Webby Award winners across social impact below.

To align your work with these best-in-class creatives and have your projects featured on a global stage, enter the 27th Annual Webby Awards before February 10, 2023! This year, we’ve added a new suite of Responsible Technology categories recognizing work across Websites, Apps, dApps, Software and Games. Learn more here

Explore the Honored Work

These are the creatives behind the most thoughtful projects centered on purpose and impact.

#NatureNow by Gripping Films

Hear from climate activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot as they call on us to protect, restore and fund the safety of our environment. With visuals to illustrate the urgency of taking action, #NatureNow by Gripping Films calls attention to steps we can take to fight against climate change.

Webby Winner
Video – Public Service & Activism

People’s Voice Winner
Video – Public Service & Activism

Subdial by Big Human

Subdial is an app that gives easy access to first-responder resources for situations involving mental health, domestic disturbances, non-urgent crimes, homelessness, and more–situations where calling the police might not be the best option. With its pastel colorway and easy-to-navigate features, the app introduces a whole new host of resources that just might be better equipped.

Webby Winner
Apps and Software – Public Service Activism

 

Alba by ustwo games

Step into the digital shoes of Alba, who has just arrived on a Mediterranean island. What was initially a fun vacation becomes an exciting adventure as she helps animals who are in danger. From the studio that brought us Land’s End and Monument Valley, ustwo games have created an astonishing story about wildlife exploration.

Webby Winner
Games – Public Service, Activism, and Social Impact

 

The Roxane Gay Agenda by Luminary

Listen to author Roxane Gay as she has thoughtful conversations with guests on everything from feminism, race, writing, art, pop culture, food, to politics. The Roxane Gay Agenda brings new perspectives to the center to bring unique understandings to important social issues shaping our world.

People’s Voice Winner
Podcasts – Individual Episodes – Diversity & Inclusion

 

You Love Me by Beats by Dr. Dre

Featuring a lineup of stars like Naomi Osaka and Lil Baby, You Love Me explores the paradox of being pushed to the margins while the work you created is celebrated. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, this video brought by Beats by Dr. Dre does an incredible study of this catch-22.

Webby Winner
Video – Scripted

 

Plan Your Vaccine by NBC Universal

To create ease around keeping up with your COVID-19 vaccines, NBC Universal has put together Plan Your Vaccine. By simply entering your state or city, age group, and some additional info, the digital portal will give you all the information you need to help you get started.

People’s Voice Winner
Apps and Software – Public Service & Activism

 

The Oregon Trail by Gameloft Brisbane

A modern take on the loved and lauded game, The Oregon Trail is a refreshing account of the history of the Oregon Trail with thoughtful Native American representation. Through 12 immersive journeys, the history and some of the iconic figures in the story are introduced to a whole new generation.

People’s Voice Winner
Games – Public Service, Activism, and Social Impact

 

The Boundary Waters Traverse by Current Resident

What does it take to run 100 miles in the wilderness? Better yet–in less than 48 hours? The Boundary Waters Traverse follows the story of a runner as he attempts to run the 110-mile-long Boundary Waters Traverse trail. This film by Current Resident wonderfully chronicles the runner’s journey while bringing attention to the harm mining is having on local flora and fauna.

Webby Winner
Video – Sustainability & Environment

People’s Voice Winner
Video – Sustainability & Environment

 

EVE Online - Project Discovery by CCP Games

The mini-game Project Discovery gives players of EVE Online the chance to advance science against COVID-19 IRL. Players analyze real-time data by drawing polygons around clusters of cells, helping scientists further interpret the impact the virus has on our immune systems.

People’s Voice Winner
Games – Public Service, Activism and Social Impact

 

Finding Humanity

A documentary-style podcast, Finding Humanity stitches together real stories of courage and purpose from across the globe with the goal of educating and inspiring action. Made in partnership between the Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media, the podcast encourages listeners to tune in and engage with the critical issues shaping our world today.

People’s Voice Winner
Podcasts – Public Service & Activism

If you’ve been creating great work like the ones featured above, we want to see it. Enter the 27th Annual Webby Awards before February 10, 2023 to have your work spotlighted alongside the best in digital!

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