What is the Webby Awards?
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members—leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities—and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees, and other Internet professionals.
What’s the difference between a Webby Award and a Webby People’s Voice Award? While The Webby Award in each category is selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), The Webby People’s Voice Award is voted on by the online public. Both awards are coveted international distinctions of Internet excellence.
Are all Nominees eligible to win a People’s Voice Award? Yes! Every category has both a Webby Winner and a People’s Voice Winner. Indeed, it’s even possible to walk away with both awards (like The Martian’s “Ares 3 Farewell” video did).
When does People’s Voice take place? Voting for People’s Voice is open from April 3rd to Thursday, April 19th at 11:59 PM/PT.
Where do people vote? All voting occurs on the People’s Voice website: vote.webbyawards.com
Who can vote? Any living human being with an Internet connection is eligible to vote in People’s Voice, and they can vote once in each category until April 19th. Make sure you spread the word and get your fans and followers to vote!
How many people vote in The People’s Voice Awards? In short… a lot. Over 3.5 million votes were cast from 230+ countries and territories in last year’s competition, and past winners include Spotify, National Geographic, and James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.” Campaigning in People’s Voice is a great way to expose your work to a massive, global audience.
More resources: We’re rooting for you, too. However you decide to promote your work during People’s Voice and beyond, we want to help make it as effective as possible. Check out our resource page for nominees, which has even more info and tools to help you spread the word about your nomination.