Webby Awards Season ExplainerThanks for participating in the 28th Annual Webby Awards! Below is a list of key dates, followed by an overview of what to expect during this season.
- Key dates for the season
- Judging process
- I entered. Now what?
- Who judges The Webbys?
- How and when will I know if I am a Webby Nominee?
- How and when will I know if I am a Webby Winner?
- September 12, 2023: 28th Annual Webby Awards Call for Entry Open
- October 27, 2023: Early Entry Deadline
- December 15, 2023: Final Entry Deadline
- April 2024: Webby People’s Voice
- May 2024: 28th Annual Webby Awards Show
SEASON OVERVIEW: SEPTEMBER 2023 – MAY 2024
Congratulations! Your work is now in the running to join over two decades of Internet excellence in the Webby Gallery + Index. Take a breath, enjoy a pat on the back: Just by entering The Webby Awards, you’ve acknowledged that you and your team have created great work this year. Thanks for contributing to a better Internet.
Judging for the 28th Annual Webby Awards officially starts in Fall 2023.
Tip: Double check your entries to make sure your links are live and videos are published. It makes the judging process smoother, and ensures your work is being seen in the best light.
You will be alerted via email when judging begins, among other updates, so make sure to keep firstname.lastname@example.org on your preferred senders list to not miss any news.
Who judges The Webby Awards?
You have the honor of having your work seen by some of the Internet’s brightest minds and foremost luminaries in the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS): our +3,000-member Judging body, comprising individuals with expertise in one or more of our media types, like:
– Ashley Murphy, Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing, Rare Beauty
– Law Roach, Image Architect
– Sarah Harden, CEO, Hello Sunshine
– Quinta Brunson, Writer, Director and Actor
– Ashley Flowers, Founder & CCO, AudioChuck and Host, Crime Junkies Podcast
– Ziwe Fumudoh, Comedian & Writer
– Roxane Gay, Host, The Roxane Gay Agenda
– Marian Croak, Vice President of Responsible AI and Human-Centered Technologies, Google
– Natalie Guzman, Co-President & CMO, Savage X Fenty
– Severin Hacker, Cofounder And CTO, Duolingo
– Takashi Murakami, Artist
– Dr. Alondra Nelson, Chair & Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
– Questlove, DJ & Producer
Each category will have 5 Nominees selected, and eventually 2 Winners: The Webby Winner (chosen by our Academy), and The People’s Voice Winner (chosen by the public).
As a Webby entrant, you’re now a member of the Webby community. Welcome. We invite you to:
Join us for the Webby Talks event series launching soon. Learn more here.
Take a deep dive into Webby and Internet history by catching up on episodes of the Webby Podcast. Featuring interviews with star guests and icons, including Professor Anita Hill, Adam Scott, Astrologer and Author Chani Nicholas, Founder of Be My Eyes Hans Jørgen Wiberg, and more.
The 28th Annual Webby Nominees will be announced in March 2024. All entrants will be notified via email about their standing in this year’s Webby Awards. Nominees will also be announced in The Webby Awards newsletter, and on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Keep up with us everywhere for updates and exclusives.
The Webby Nominee Announcement is also the start of The Webby People’s Voice Awards: a two-week voting period when millions of votes are cast from around the world for Webby Nominees. This is a period of massive exposure for your work and a chance to win one of two coveted Webby Awards in your category.
The 28th Annual Webby Nominees will be announced April 2024. All Webby Nominees will be notified if they have won the Webby Award and/or the Webby People’s Voice Award in their category. Winners will also be announced in The Webby Awards newsletter, and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Keep up with us everywhere for updates and exclusives about Special Achievement honorees, host updates, and more.
Celebrate Your Achievement
This is obviously cause for huge celebration. To be a Webby Winner is to be internationally recognized as the best of the Internet, and to receive what The New York Times calls “The Internet’s highest honor.”
Here are a few things to do now:
1. Start spreading the news: Winning a Webby Award is a big deal, so you’ll want to make the most of it. Don’t worry. We will have a ton of resources to help you take advantage of this opportunity when the time comes.
2. Start working on your Webby 5-Word Speech: the hallmark of every Webby Awards show, this is your chance to declare your passion for your project in only five words. Check out our helpful guide on how to craft your 5-Word Speech and get acquainted with past speeches.
3. And get excited for the big show by watching some of last season’s highlights.