History Of The Webby Awards
In 1996, the history of the Webby Awards, which occur annually and recognize the best of the internet's film and video, websites and advertising, began. That year, the Webby Awards were launched by their sponsor, "The Web" magazine, which was published by IDG (International Data Group). The first Webby Awards were launched using $30,000, as well as donations from eleven different companies. The first Webby Awards began with fifteen categories, and took place in San Francisco in 1997. The first ceremony was produced by the founder of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, who is also an American filmmaker.
The history of the Webby Awards continued after a successful first ceremony. However, IDG closed down the magazine that originally sponsored the Webby Awards. The Webby Awards continued independently, even after the closing of "The Web" in 1998, since they had a surprisingly successful beginning. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) chooses both the nominees and the winners of the Webby Awards, and has been central to the history of the Webby Awards since it's creation in New York in 1998. The Academy consists of business leaders, celebrities, web experts and many other notable figures.
The history of the Webby Awards, which were created during the early years of the internet, is one of success. The awards have grown to honor the finest of the internet in over a hundred categories. Two of the newest categories of the Webby Awards are Media, which focuses on the internet's best tools for media strategy, and Green, which focuses on environmental conservation in regards to the internet. As the internet keeps expanding, the Webby Awards continue annually to showcase and honor the very best of it.