Presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards are a set of awards presented to the “world’s best websites”. The awards have been given out since 1996. There is also a second set of awards called the People’s Voice Awards for the same categories which are given by popular vote.
- Key Dates:
- September 12, 2011: 16th Annual Call for Entries begins
- October 28, 2011: Early Entry Deadline
- December 16, 2011: Final Entry Deadline
- January 27, 2012: Extended Entry Deadline
- April 10, 2012: Webby Nominees announced, the Webby People’s Voice Awards voting begins
- April 27, 2012: People’s Voice Awards voting ends
- May 1, 2012: Webby Award and People’s Voice Award Winners announced
- May 21, 2012: 16th Annual Webby Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC
- Key Facts:
- The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. The 15th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. Webby Awards are awarded in over 100 categories.
- Winners are chosen by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a global organization of industry experts and technology innovaters, such as David Bowie, Arianna Huffington, Harvey Weinstein, Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley, Martha Stewart, Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone and R/GA CEO and Chairman Bob Greenberg.
- Judging Criteria:
- Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following criteria:
- Websites & Mobile:
- Content, Structure and Navigation, Visual Design, Functionality, Interactivity and Overall Experience
- Interactive Advertising:
- Creativity, Integration, Overall Experience
- Film & Video:
- Concept & Writing, Quality of Craft, Integration, Overall Experience
- Past Winners:
- Recognition by the Webby Award puts you in the esteemed group of industry leaders such as Twitter, Google, eBay, Yahoo!, iTunes, Skype, FedEx, BBC News, CNN, The Guardian, The New York Times, Aol, Tumblr, Wikipedia, ESPN, Funny or Die, Comedy Central, PBS, The Huffington Post, the Sundance Channel, and The Onion.
The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards, commonly abbreviated as the Grammys or GRAMMYs ), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.