designboom among best cultural blogs: 2013 webby awards designboom among best cultural blogs: 2013 webby awards
may 02, 2013

designboom among best cultural blogs: 2013 webby awards

 

 

who did the internet love this year? on tuesday the webby awards announced the winners of its 17th edition.each category includes both a webby award winner — selected by judges from the international academy of digital arts and sciences — and a people’s voice winner, voted by fans.

 

designboom has been selected as an official honoree in the category ‘best cultural blog’.we are happy to receive this important recognition.  this is the first time we have participated and we applied to only two categories:‘ART’ (unfortunately architecture and design are not available categories) and ‘CULTURAL BLOGS’.we thrilled about the acknowledgement, but it would have been fun to receive the trophy handed out by super-musician david bowie!

 

campaigns for pop stars justin bieber and lady gaga, along with the team behind US president barack obama’s 2012 social media election strategy are amongthis year’s webby award winners, the annual honours for excellence on the internet.

 

CNN – actually CNN’s belief blog and the CNN mobile website each won a webby award. the engadget show has also won 2 webby awards, meanwhile the verge received 5 webby awards!their awards cover best writing (editorial), best visual design (function), best consumer electronics site, best podcast (for the vergecast), and best news app. the verge won every category in which they were nominated.

 

mccann erickson won the most awards among brand agencies.tumblr received 5 awards, HBO got (4) and pinterest (4), dropbox (6), and google maps for iPhone (5). publishers such as the new york times has stated receiving a webby award as being the ‘internet’s highest honor’.

 view the full list of 2013 webby award winners.

 

the webby awards recognises websites, online video, social media and apps and interactive advertising. it is the leading international award that honors excellence on the internet, with 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide submitted this year.

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