2011 Webby Award Winners


It’s a big day for your favorite online properties and personalities as the Webby Awardshave announced their list of the best the web has to offer in 2011. This year saw big wins by everything from entertainment sites like Funny or Die to tech developers like Google Creative Labs. The likes of Lisa Kudrow, Conan O’Brien, Arcade Fire, Zach Galifianakis, Angry Birds, and Snoop Dogg also walked off with awards for their contributions to the web this year.
We’ve got the full list of winning websites below, but head over to the official Webby’s websiteto see all the nominees, and winners for Interactive Advertising, Online Film and Video, and Mobile and Apps. Check out more after the break


ACTIVISM
Webby Award Winner: REDU
People’s Voice Winner: Avaaz
ART
Webby Award Winner: Adobe Museum of Digital Media
People’s Voice Winner: YouTube Play
ASSOCIATIONS
Webby Award Winner: American Institute of Architects
People’s Voice Winner: AARP: The Website
AUTOMOTIVE
Webby Award Winner: 2011 Mediocrity
People’s Voice Winner: Vespa website
BANKING/BILL PAYING
Webby Award Winner: Lending Club
People’s Voice Winner: Chase Blueprint Demo
BEAUTY AND COSMETICS
Webby Award Winner: BOSS BOTTLED NIGHT
People’s Voice Winner: Redken.com
BEST COPY/WRITING
Webby Award Winner: NewYorker.com
People’s Voice Winner: The Onion
BEST HOME/WELCOME PAGE
Webby Award Winner: LEGO.com
People’s Voice Winner: LEGO.com
BEST NAVIGATION/STRUCTURE
Webby Award Winner: HIDDEN HEROES
People’s Voice Winner: Zappos.com
BEST PRACTICES
Webby Award Winner: Dropbox
People’s Voice Winner: Skype
BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Webby Award Winner: National Geographic
People’s Voice Winner: National Geographic
BEST USE OF VIDEO OR MOVING IMAGE
Webby Award Winner: The Wilderness Downtown
People’s Voice Winner: TED.com
BEST VISUAL DESIGN – AESTHETIC
Webby Award Winner: Monet 2010
People’s Voice Winner: LIFE.com
BEST VISUAL DESIGN – FUNCTION
Webby Award Winner: TED.com
People’s Voice Winner: Vimeo
BLOG – BUSINESS
Webby Award Winner: TechCrunch
People’s Voice Winner: HuffPost Business
BLOG – CULTURAL
Webby Award Winner: The 99%
People’s Voice Winner: Laughing Squid
BLOG – POLITICAL
Webby Award Winner: Truthdig
People’s Voice Winner: Comedy Central’s Indecision
CELEBRITY/FAN
Webby Award Winner: Team Coco
People’s Voice Winner: Team Coco
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS/NON-PROFIT
Webby Award Winner: Historypin
People’s Voice Winner: PBS.org
COMMUNITY
Webby Award Winner: OpenIDEO
People’s Voice Winner: Twitter
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Webby Award Winner: Engadget
People’s Voice Winner: Engadget
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Webby Award Winner: Gone Google
People’s Voice Winner: Gone Google
CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Webby Award Winner: Anne Frank House
People’s Voice Winner: Smithsonian Institution
EDUCATION
Webby Award Winner: TED.com
People’s Voice Winner: TED.com
EMPLOYMENT
Webby Award Winner: Freelancer.com
People’s Voice Winner: Freelancer.com
EVENTS
Webby Award Winner: TribecaFilm.com
People’s Voice Winner: YouTube Play
FAMILY/PARENTING
Webby Award Winner: BabyCenter
People’s Voice Winner: BabyCenter
FASHION
Webby Award Winner: NOWNESS
People’s Voice Winner: Vogue.com
FINANCIAL SERVICES
Webby Award Winner: Mint
People’s Voice Winner: Mint
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Webby Award Winner: Epicurious
People’s Voice Winner: Epicurious
GAMES
Webby Award Winner: Lego Star Wars III
People’s Voice Winner: Robot Unicorn Attack
GAMES-RELATED
Webby Award Winner: The Escapist
People’s Voice Winner: The Escapist
GOVERNMENT
Webby Award Winner: The Architect’s Virtual Capitol
People’s Voice Winner: NASA Home Page
GREEN
Webby Award Winner: SHFT.com
People’s Voice Winner: SHFT.com
GUIDES/RATINGS/REVIEWS
Webby Award Winner: Yelp
People’s Voice Winner: Yelp
HEALTH
Webby Award Winner: Attraction
People’s Voice Winner: WebMD
HUMOR
Webby Award Winner: Funny Or Die
People’s Voice Winner: CollegeHumor
INSURANCE
Webby Award Winner: Responsibility Project
People’s Voice Winner: University of Farmers
IT HARDWARE/SOFTWARE
Webby Award Winner: Dell
People’s Voice Winner: Demo Slam
LAW
Webby Award Winner: Threat Level
People’s Voice Winner: Threat Level
LIFESTYLE
Webby Award Winner: MarthaStewart.com
People’s Voice Winner: The Escapist
MAGAZINE
Webby Award Winner: NewYorker.com
People’s Voice Winner: National Geographic Magazine Online
MOVIE AND FILM
Webby Award Winner: The Warden Sixteen
People’s Voice Winner: Toy Story Official Web Site
MUSIC
Webby Award Winner: Pandora
People’s Voice Winner: Pandora
NETART
Webby Award Winner: Welcome to Pine Point
People’s Voice Winner: The Wilderness Downtown
NEWS
Webby Award Winner: NPR
People’s Voice Winner: NPR
PERSONAL BLOG/WEBSITE
Webby Award Winner: What I made
People’s Voice Winner: What I made
PHARMACEUTICALS
Webby Award Winner: SpeakFromTheHeart.com
People’s Voice Winner: SpeakFromTheHeart.com
POLITICS
Webby Award Winner: FactCheck.org
People’s Voice Winner: NPR News Election 2010: It’s All Politics
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Webby Award Winner: Blenderbox
People’s Voice Winner: Awesomeville
RADIO/PODCASTS
Webby Award Winner: NPR
People’s Voice Winner: NPR
REAL ESTATE
Webby Award Winner: Zillow.com
People’s Voice Winner: Zillow.com
RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
Webby Award Winner: The Buddha
People’s Voice Winner: The Buddha
RESTAURANT
Webby Award Winner: Pure Management Group
People’s Voice Winner: Chipotle Website
RETAIL
Webby Award Winner: Groupon
People’s Voice Winner: Groupon
SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY
Webby Award Winner: Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing
People’s Voice Winner: Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing
SCIENCE
Webby Award Winner: NASA Global Climate Change
People’s Voice Winner: Discovery News
SELF-PROMOTION/PORTFOLIO
Webby Award Winner: Summit Project
People’s Voice Winner: ‘Twitter Knitter’
SOCIAL MEDIA
Webby Award Winner: Vimeo
People’s Voice Winner: Vimeo
SPORTS
Webby Award Winner: MLB.com
People’s Voice Winner: ESPN.com
TELECOMMUNICATION
Webby Award Winner: LG Optimus – 1,000 Acts of Kindness
People’s Voice Winner: When facebook becomes a book
TELEVISION
Webby Award Winner: Boardwalk Empire – Interactive Boardwalk
People’s Voice Winner: Hulu
TOURISM
Webby Award Winner: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Online
People’s Voice Winner: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Online
TRAVEL
Webby Award Winner: Jetsetter
People’s Voice Winner: Lonely Planet
WEB SERVICES & APPLICATIONS
Webby Award Winner: Dropbox
People’s Voice Winner: Dropbox
WEIRD
Webby Award Winner: Awkward Family Photos
People’s Voice Winner: Awkward Family Photos
YOUTH
Webby Award Winner: A Thin Line
People’s Voice Winner: National Geographic Kids

7 comments:

Penguin Tamer said...

Interesting. Saw a lot of sites I wouldn't have expected.

Nom de Plume said...

Eeek I've barely heard of any of those... I must be out of touch! :s

Lost.in.Idaho said...

That culture blog WILL be mine. It's a goal. Maybe by 2020?

Alpha said...

I'm glad The Escapist placed.

Bob said...

Lost of surprises here. A few given winners. Few of these I've never heard of. Gotta check some of these sites out.

The Satirical Swashbuckler said...

Where's the pornography?

Melanie said...

thanks for sharing

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