What Are The Webby Awards?
Are you asking yourself, "what are the Webby Awards?" Labeled the Oscar's of the internet, the Webby Award is an annual international award given by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Web Magazine started the Webby Awards back in 1996 as a way to award internet excellence in area's such as interactive advertising, on line movies, mobile, video and web sites. The awards have become an independent operation since the close of Web Magazine. Who makes up the Academy? Musicians, columnists, writers and editors.
- Two awards are given for every category in the Webby Awards. One award is voted on by the public who cast their votes during the nomination, aka The People's Voice Award. The other award is issued by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. To become part of the People's Voice Awards one can register. The registration information is non-invasive.
- There are over one hundred categories for the award. Webby Awards is broken down into categories. Interactive advertising categories are divided by individual and campaign and further sub divided by banners, media, etc. Online Film and Video categories are divided by general and performance and craft. Website and mobile web each have their own categories. A complete list of categories is available on the web site.
- The pay to enter and pay to attend policies have been criticized. Nominees and winners have to pay to attend the ceremony. These are being called entry fees for judging to remain consistent.
- Award acceptance speeches are limited to five words. In an effort to speed things along, the acceptance speech can be up to five words.