Brothers and Sisters’ StreetMuseum app is in the running for a Webby Award
Making us all feel a little bit longer in the tooth is the news that the Webby Awards are 15 years old this year. Nominations for the big one, as far as web and digital excellence goes, have just been released…
52 nominations come from the UK in a field that boasts a fair few highs from the pop culture year: SoundCloud, Flipboard, Twitter, Arcade Fire, the Old Spice guy, and Angry Birds are all up for awards as is, er, the ubiquitous Justin Bieber.
Nominees earning multiple nominations include NYTimes.com (18), Funny or Die (10), Google Creative Lab (8), The Guardian (6), BBC (6), CNN (6), NPR (5), MLBAM (5), and TED (5).
The public can help decide who takes home a Webby by voting in The Webby/AOL’s People’s Voice Awards at webby.aol.com (until April 28).
Here are a few highlights from the huge list of nominated projects, which can be seen in full on the Webby’s site, here.
In Animation there is The World’s Smallest Stop-motion Character Animation and Making Future Magic: iPad light painting.
In Blog – Cultural the fantastic Letters of Note.
In Documentary: Individual Episode there’s the moving Saying goodbye with my camera.
And, of course, in Weird there’s the reliably bonkers, rathergood.com.
Winners will be announced on May 3 and presented with their awards at a ceremony in New York on June 13.
Tate’s Muybridgizer app is also up for a Webby. Images by mls7o
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