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Deadline extended for Webby Awards, recognising “excellence on the internet”


Action Bronson and Vice CEO Shane Smith at the Webby Awards 2016

The deadline for entries to The Webby Awards has been extended until 27 January, meaning you have a couple of extra weeks to be considered for the globally recognised prize.

The annual awards, now in its 21st year, recognises excellence across six types: websites; advertising, media and PR; film and video; mobile sites and apps; social; and podcasts and digital audio. Winners are selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, based on criteria including creativity, engagement, reach and functionality. There are over 100 categories, in which each entrant has two chances to win: by judging panel vote and public vote.

Last year’s awards honoured 378 winners including a star-studded line-up for the Special Achievement prizes, such as Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, who were recognised for their work on Lenny Letter.

Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, founders of the #BlackLivesMatter organisation, were awarded The Webby Social Movement of the Year for their roles in the Black Lives Matter movement.

R/GA was named Agency of the Year, and The Onion was given the Lifetime Achievement award.

Shane Smith, founder and CEO of Vice Media, was handed the Webby for Best Cultural Website by rapper Action Bronson (pictured above).

Entries close 27 January 2017; find out more about the competition and criteria here.