The Webbies are Here

The 10th Annual Webby AwardsThe online equivalent to the Oscars – the 10th Annual Webby Awards have been handed over (Yes, I’m late with the news). Awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which has over 500 members, this year’s award runup witnessed more than 300,000 votes (No, I didn’t vote).

And the winners were…

(A partial list. Click here for the complete listing)

Activism
Webby Award Winner: Youthink!
People’s Voice Winner: ‘Feed Me Better’ campaign for healthier school meals

Art
Webby Award Winner: MoMA: Contemporary Voices
People’s Voice Winner: Off the Map

Automotive
Webby Award Winner: Mercedes-AMG
People’s Voice Winner: Build Your Scion

Best Copy/Writing
Webby Award Winner: NewYorker.com
People’s Voice Winner: Nerve

Best Home/Welcome Page
Webby Award Winner: Remember Segregation
People’s Voice Winner: My Yahoo!

Best Use of Animation of Motion Graphics
Webby Award Winner: Bebop Jeans
People’s Voice Winner: DreamStudioDesign

Best Use of Video or Moving Image
Webby Award Winner: Freedom of the Seas
People’s Voice Winner: The Book of Cool

Best Visual Design – Aesthetic
Webby Award Winner: Big Ideas Come From Big Pencils
People’s Voice Winner: Style Wars

Blog – Business
Webby Award Winner: 5 Blogs Before Lunch
People’s Voice Winner: Gartner, Inc

Blog – Culture/Personal
Webby Award Winner: We make money not art
People’s Voice Winner: Cute Overload

Blog – Political
Webby Award Winner: The Huffington Post
People’s Voice Winner: The Huffington Post

Education
Webby Award Winner: Can I have a word?
People’s Voice Winner: NASA’s Earth Observatory

Fashion
Webby Award Winner: Style.com
People’s Voice Winner: Style.com

Games
Webby Award Winner: Stackopolis
People’s Voice Winner: Miniclip.com

Humour
Webby Award Winner: The Onion
People’s Voice Winner: The Onion

Lifestyle
Webby Award Winner: Epicurious.com
People’s Voice Winner: FoodNetwork.com

Magazine
Webby Award Winner: National Geographic Magazine Online
People’s Voice Winner: Grist Magazine

Movie and Film
Webby Award Winner: 2006 Sundance Film Festival
People’s Voice Winner: 2006 Sundance Film Festival

Music
Webby Award Winner: Fabchannel.com – Concerts Online
People’s Voice Winner: NPR Music

News
Webby Award Winner: BBC News
People’s Voice Winner: BBC News

Newspaper
Webby Award Winner: Guardian Unlimited
People’s Voice Winner: Washingtonpost.com

Personal Web Site
Webby Award Winner: Stevensebring.com
People’s Voice Winner: World Wide “Wed”

Politics
Webby Award Winner: OpenSecrets
People’s Voice Winner: Mother Jones

Radio
Webby Award Winner: NPR.org
People’s Voice Winner: AccuRadio

Science
Webby Award Winner: The Genographic Project
People’s Voice Winner: The Genographic Project

Wierd
Webby Award Winner: Snopes.com
People’s Voice Winner: Snopes.com

…and Prince was the lifetime achievement honouree.

Some five-word speeches from the ceremony:

“Darlings. Make blogs, not war.”
– Arianna Huffington, HuffingtonPost (Webby Award for Best Political Blog)

“Babycenter. You push, we deliver.”
– BabyCenter (Webby People’s Voice for Best Family/Parenting)

“Sports? Pornography? Sports? Pornography? Sports!”
– ESPN.com (Webby Award for Best Sports Site)

“More than just bare breasts”
– NationalGeographic.com’s Genographic Project (Webby Award for Best Science)

“I proposed, Elizabeth said ‘yes.'”
– Dave Kerr, DaveLovesElizabeth.com (Webby People’s Voice for Best Personal Web Site)

“I know all your secrets.”
– PostSecrets.org (Webby Award for Best NetArt)