Webby Awards Season ExplainerThanks for participating in the 27th 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 13, 2022: 27th Annual Webby Awards Call for Entry Open
- October 28, 2022: Early Entry Deadline
- December 16, 2022: Final Entry Deadline
- April 2023: Webby People’s Voice
- May 2023: 27th Annual Webby Awards Show
SEASON OVERVIEW: SEPTEMBER 2022 – MAY 2023
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 27th Annual Webby Awards officially starts in Fall 2022.
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 email@example.com 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 +2,000-member Judging body, comprising individuals with expertise in one or more of our media types, like:
- LeVar Burton, Actor, Podcaster & Television Host
- Takashi Murakami, Artist and NFT Pioneer
- Colleen DeCourcy, Chief Creative Officer, Snap
- Matthew Ball, CEO & Managing Partner – EpyllionCo
- John Hanke, Founder & CEO – Niantic
- Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator – 1619, The New York Times
- Renita Jablonski, Director of Audio – The Washington Post
- Mikael Jørgensen, Founder & CEO – &Co
- Monica Lewinsky, Activist, Fashion Designer & Producer
- Swizz Beatz & Timbaland, Music Producers & Co-Founders – Verzuz
- Vanessa Pappas, COO – TikTok
- Daniel Reynolds, Vice President, Digital Media – Disney
- Dara Treseder, SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications – Peloton
- Maya Watson, Head of Global Marketing – Clubhouse
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:
Discover the best of the internet. Check the gallery + index if you have an account. If not, you can sign up for one here.
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 27th Annual Webby Nominees will be announced in April 2023. 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 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 27th Annual Webby Nominees will be announced April 2023. 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 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. Get acquainted with past 5-Word Speeches.
3. And get excited for the big show by watching some of last season’s highlights.