Shortlisting the Webbys

 I’m wearing my Int’l Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences judge hat today and voting for the nominees for the Webby Awards. So far, 3 hours to vote in 3 of the 23 categories in order to view, shortlist and rank the five best. I’m feeling relevant.

Analyzing the best websites for the Webby Award is humbling. I’ve been creating sites for 11 years and no where near the caliber of those in the categories I’m judging. It’s a great education to study the potential nominee sites.

Here are our categories – Rob and I both vote – and where we are in the Academy membership of 720 members, between Jerry of Ben & Jerrys and Matt Groening.

My votes so far:

Celebrity/Fan
1. Ian Poulter http://www.ianpoulter.com
2. JochemMyjer.nl http://www.otheradvertising.nl/2010/cases/joche…
3. DJ Shadow http://www.djshadow.com
4. U2.com http://U2.com
5. Wonderwall http://wonderwall.com
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Magazine
1. T: The New York Times Style Magazine http://www.nytimes.com/tmagazine
2. FLYP Media http://www.FLYPmedia.com
3. National Geographic magazine http://ngm.com
4. RealSimple.com http://www.realsimple.com
5. Real Weddings Magazine http://www.realweddings.com.au/
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Movie And Film
1. Waterlife.nfb.ca http://waterlife.nfb.ca
2. District 9 http://www.d-9.com
3. Land of the Lost – Official Movie Website http://www.landofthelost.net/index.html
4. The Institute for Human Continuity http://archive.bigspaceship.com/ihc/
5. Star Trek http://www.projectc.net/startrek

Television
1. Jetueunami.com/Ikillafriend.com http://www.sendakiller.com
2  True Blood http://archives-homebox.com/trueblood/season2/
3  Project Runway Designer Portfolio http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/...
4  Total Drama Island http://eng.totaldramaisland.com/
5  Discovery.com http://www.discovery.com

radio/podcast
1. TED.com http://www.TED.com
2   BBC World Service http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/20
3   Public Radio Exchange (PRX) http://www.prx.org
4   The Onion (Radio/Podcasts, for Onion Radio News) http://www.theonion.com/content/radionews
5   NPR http://www.npr.org/

music
1. We’re All Fans http://www.wereallfans.com
2   Billboard.com http://www.billboard.com
3   U2.com http://U2.com
4   8tracks http://8tracks.com
5   KCRW’s Eclectic24 All Music Channel http://www.kcrw.com/music/eclectic24

music
We’re All Fans http://www.wereallfans.com
2   Billboard.com http://www.billboard.com
3   U2.com http://U2.com
4   8tracks http://8tracks.com
5   KCRW’s Eclectic24 All Music Channel  http://www.kcrw.com/music/eclectic24

Blog Cultural

1. How I Fight MS http://www.howifightms.info
2   Television Without Pity http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/
3   TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com
4   All Things Goat http://www.AllThingsGoat.com
5   Mashable http://mashable.com

Weird
Awkward Family Photos
http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com
rathergood.com
http://rathergood.com
GraphJam
http://www.graphjam.com
Emails from Crazy People
http://www.emailsfromcrazypeople.com
Lovely Listing
http://www.lovelylisting.com
FAIL Blog
http://www.failblog.org
I Can Has Cheezburger?
http://www.icanhascheezburger.com
Cute Overload
http://www.cuteoverload.com
Kitty Toupee
http://archive.collemcvoy.com/wa2010/kittytoupee
LostZombies – A Community Generated Zombie Docu…
http://www.lostzombies.com
Pretty Loaded
http://prettyloaded.com/
Errandboy’s Playground
http://errandboy.ws
Selleck Waterfall Sandwich
http://www.selleckwaterfallsandwich.tumblr.com
Whose Voice is That?
http://www.whosevoice.org

Best Home/Welcome Page
LIFE.com
http://www.life.com/
Wired.com
http://www.wired.com
Evian at Wimbledon
http://www.EvianatWimbledon.com
Fido’s Laundry – Dog clothing with a bite!
http://www.fidoslaundry.com
Genuity Brand Website
http://www.genuity.com
Thomas & Friends Redesign
http://www.thomasandfriends.com
Malecopywriter.com
http://malecopywriter.com/
Canadian Tourism Commission Consumer Site
http://awards10.tribalddb.ca/dc7bc/
Connect a Million Minds from Time Warner Cable
http://www.connectamillionminds.com/
National Geographic magazine International Phot…
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photo-contest
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
http://www.bricartsmedia.org
Reuters.com
http://www.reuters.com
CubeList.com
http://demo.bisystem.com/cubelist
Username: amartinet@dna-europe.com
Password: lovedna Add
T2
http://www.t2.tv/t2
Hello Monday
http://www.hellomonday.com

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~ by enchantedvalley on March 26, 2010.

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