Webby Awards 2009 Nominees
The 2009 Webby Award nominees are shining stars in their own right. They've made this list and that's half the battle, right? Since 1996, the Webby Awards have rewarded form, function, creativity and all around leetness in Internetland. In its 13th annual incarnation, the 2009 Webby Awards had nominees spanning four genres in almost a hundred categories. Below are our picks for the five best 2009 Webby Award nominees in the website genre.
- "1000 Awesome Things" 2009 Webby Awards nominee in the Blog Culture/Personal category: This nominee doesn't surf away with a Webby Award but snags the People's Voice vote and is thus handsomely rewarded for, well, for its general awesomeness. Sure there's some glurg but hey-a little glurg is good for the soul. Helps us keep a righteous snark-balance.
- "Rock Paper Scissors: Extreme Deathmatch" 2009 Webby Awards nominee in the Games category: This nominee was gutted by "Mafia Wars" (People's Voice Winner) and "Club Penguin" (Webby Award Winner). That's all good and everything but "Rock Paper Scissors: Extreme Deathmatch" is so much more fun to say. That's enough to get our vote.
- "Sandrific" 2009 Webby Awards nominee in the Personal Web Site category: "Sandrific" is our choice for best nominee even though both awards in this Webby category slipped through its fingers, being scooped up instead by "My Star Wars Collection". Still, we think you can rarely go wrong with sand, especially when it's presented in a nice clean layout and there's zero chance of it lodging someplace uncomfortable.
- "Jason Nelson's Digital Oddities" 2009 Webby Awards nominee in the Weird category: Yep. This nominee rightfully takes the Webby Award simply by being so very sensibly weird. And fun, though it's difficult to say exactly what kind of fun it is you're having; you just know you're having it.
- "Get Your Drug On" 2009 Webby Awards nominee in the Pharmaceuticals category: What? It's a real Webby Award category and our pick for best nominee is "Get Your Drug On". We created enough virtual medicines in five minutes to practically guarantee early retirement. Just waiting for those patents to go through and we're golden.