The primary focus of the Webby Awards are to honor excellence on the internet. As the leading international awarding body, the Webby’s were established in 1996 and are currently presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Webby Awards have developed into an undeniable upmost achievement for individuals and organizations in the Web industry. In fact, the Webby Awards are the most vital and pertinent award for Web design, creativity and innovation to date. The Webby Awards credit accomplishment and success in interactive media.
Encompassed by the industries experts, the Webby’s honor excellence in 5 distinct media types: Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social. The Academy is comprised of leading Web experts, iconic business figures and executives, creative geniuses, and other Associate Members who are former Webby Award winners and nominees.
The renowned Webby Awards grants two honors in every category – The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Both considered to be highly illustrious and regarded admirations. The Webby People’s Voice Award is unique in that it is awarded by the public. The public votes for their favorite websites each year. This people’s choice voting style allows the Committee to solicit millions of votes from all over the globe each year.
Approaching the 19th Annual Webby Awards, nominees are announced nearly every spring. After a few weeks’ time period, the winners are announced and then honored at the grand ceremony. During the selection process judges are fanatically analyzing nominees based on the following categories: Content, Structure & Navigation, Visual Design, Overall Experience, Functionality and Interactivity, Creativity, Integration, Concept, Quality of Craft, and Engagement.