The Webby Awards Responds to COVID-19
2020 Event Update: The Webby Awards Live Event has moved to an Internet celebration. The Nominee and Winner Announcement have been rescheduled, see new dates below.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 11:00am EST | Updated: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 11:00am EST
Since our last update, our team at The Webbys has been busy reconfiguring this year’s show and schedule. We are very enthusiastic about this year’s Webby Awards, and are excited to start unveiling our plans with you. See this year’s new schedule:
24th Annual Webby Awards Official Schedule
Tuesday, April 28th – Webby Nominee Announcement:
The 24th Annual Webby Nominees will be announced at 8:00am EST on Tuesday, April 28th. All entrants will receive an email at that time with a link to your personalized Webby Entrant Report, detailing the status of your entries.
Tuesday, April 28th-Thursday, May 7th -Webby People’s Voice:
Once Nominees are announced, voting in the Webby People’s Voice will begin, and last through Thursday, May 7th at 11:59PM EST. Last year’s voting brought in nearly 1 million registered voters, and almost 4 million ballots cast.
Tuesday, May 19th – Webby Winners Announcement & Internet Celebration:
Webby and People’s Voice Winners will be announced, and this year’s Internet celebration will take place. All Winners will have the chance to mark their win in history and share their hallmark Webby 5-Word Speech with the world. We are working with some phenomenal partners on this, and we’ll be sharing more information soon.
As you know, we have moved the 24th Annual Webby Awards live event to an Internet celebration. This commemoration is going to be incredible, and our team is so excited to honor this year’s Webby Honorees, Nominees, and Winners! These companies and individuals are truly harnessing the power of the Internet to engage, entertain, and inspire the world.
As always, we are committed to using our platform to help raise awareness for important issues and civic engagement. If you and your organization are working on initiatives to help people at this time, please feel free to get in touch with our team to see how we can share your work with the wider Webby community.
Thanks for all that you do to make and support great Internet work.
-The Webby Awards Team
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 11:00am EST
From all of us here at The Webby Awards, we hope this message finds you, your team, and your family healthy.
We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely as we approach the announcement of our Nominees, Winners, and the 24th Annual Webby Awards event. As we have seen communities and businesses around the world become increasingly affected by this global pandemic, we want to share some updates.
It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you: given the impact of COVID-19, our concern for the health and well-being of our community, plus measures public officials are taking, we are moving the 24th Annual Webby Awards event, scheduled for May 11th in New York City to an online celebration.
We continue to be committed to recognizing and honoring the best of the Internet. The 24th Annual Webby Awards Nominees will be announced in the coming weeks with the launch of The Webby People’s Voice public voting. A new announcement schedule will be released in the days ahead, and our plan is to announce the Winners with an Internet celebration that will honor the year’s best work, giving our Winners their chance to mark their win in history with a hallmark Webby 5-Word Speech. The celebration will engage our community all over the world and will aim to be as inspiring as the Winners themselves.
Despite these changes and the current global environment, we are excited to celebrate this year’s Webby Honorees, Nominees, and Winners. We’ve been working with some of the world’s most creative people and companies to help guide what The Webby Awards will be in 2020 and are excited to unveil our plans soon.
As always, we are committed to using our platform to help raise awareness for important global issues and civic engagement. There has never been a more important time to harness the power of the Internet to connect, inform, and support people. If you or your organization are working on initiatives to help people at this time, please feel free to get in touch with our team to see how we can share your work with the wider Webby community.
Our thoughts are with all of you in this difficult time.
-The Webby Awards Team