Web Awards

OK, everyone has heard of the Oscars, the Grammies, & the Tonys, right? What if you have the best Web site?

Well, then you'd get the Webby for your category (of the 30 categories total), as awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences since 1996.

Tired of endlessly long acceptance speeches thanking one's co-workers, the director, one's mother? If you get a Webby, as part of the rules, your acceptance speech can be no longer than five words. Think creativity!

The Webbys were the brainchild of IDG. That's right, the people who originally brought you the FOR DUMMIES series. The Webbys were born as an award given by a magazine which IDG briefly published. The magazine folded but the Webbys grown every year since.

Plus, if you don't care for the judges' choice, there is a second award in each category for the "people's favorite" called the People's Voice, meaning that of the same five nominees sometimes the judges and "the people" agreed and sometimes they didn't.

Not too surprisingly, Google and Amazon.com are just two of the 2002 Webby winners.

Even the five sites nominated in each category are worth checking out, though, whether a given site won or not.

Of course, this being the Internet, you can nominate your own site!

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