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Webby Awards Nominees Announced!

The Webby Awards are set out to honour the best of the internet, from viral videos to the most effective advertising campaigns.

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This years’ Webby Winners will be announced on April 27th and then on May 18th the 19th Annual Webby Awards will be held in New York City and streamed live online.
The voting has officially closed and the nominees have been announced. To help you get an idea of the level of talent the Webby Awards have seen this year, we’ve put together a list of our favourite nominees from the separate categories.  


Websites
Within the website category there are a further 65+ subcategories.

The highlights for us are in the Humour category:
-          Funny or Die
-          The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
-          ClickHole
-          Cracked
-          Fill the Silence
Best Writing (Where we aim to be one day):
-          The New Yorker
-          Wired.com
-          Vice.com
-          The Guardian: The Long Read
-          VF.com
and Social Media:
-          Imgur
-          Ello
-          FutureLearn
-          Learnist
-          Mash Stories


Online Film & Video
There are 25 subcategories here, ranging from episodic films to music videos. There are then extra awards for performances and craft, particular video channels and branded entertainment.

Highlights are, Viral:
-          Halloween Candy Prank (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
-          Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos (Denizen)
-          Most Shocking Second a Day (Don’t Panic)
-          We Got 20 Strangers Who Aren’t Models to Kiss Each Other (VICE Media)
-          3 Seconds Cooking Shrimp Frying Cannon (TOKYU Agency)
Best Writing:
-          If Google Was A Guy (CollegeHumor)
-          High Maintenance (Vimeo)
-          Adam Ruins Everything (CollegeHumor)
-          The Britishes (CollegeHumor)
-          10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man (Funny Or Die)
How-to & DIY:
-           Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube (Fresh One Productions)
-          Munchies How-to (VICE Media)
-          Michelle Phan
-           Craftsy
-          Threadbanger
and Viral Branded Entertainment:
-          #LikeAGirl
-          LEGO Everything is NOT Awesome
-          Epic Rap Battle: Nerd v Geek
-          Nestle Fitness Bra Cam
-          The World’s Toughest Job


Mobile Sites & Apps

Highlights are, Best Streaming Audio:
-          SoundCloud App
-          Beats Music
-          Rdio
-          WNYC App/Discover
-          iHeartRadio
Best Streaming Video:
-          Hulu Plus
-          Vine
-          Comedy Central App
-          HBO
-          PBS KIDS Video App
Social:
-          Hyperlapse
-          Tinder
-          Tumblr App
-          Flipagram
-          Your Shot
News (on handheld phones):
-          BuzzFeed App
-          Mashable App
-          Al Jazeera America
-           NYTNow
-          latimes.com
News (on Tablets):
-          WIRED
-          Al Jazeera Digital Magazine
-          ABC – The Brief
-          Watchup
-           Yahoo News Digest


Social
Finally, the social category has two main subcategories: General Excellence and Social Content and Marketing. Within General Excellence there are awards for Customer Service, use of video and more. Then in Marketing there are awards for any social media accounts that do well from animals, celebs and more !

Highlights are, Humour:
-          The Onion
-          Funny Or Die
-          Sniffers
-          The Most Interesting Man in the World – Social Pages
-          Bojack Horseman Campaign
and Weird:
-          Sad Tweet
-          100happydays challenge
-          True Detective
-          No likes yet
-          Super Important Tweet


There are even more highlights which you can look into on the Webby Award’s website. If not, it’s definitely worth checking out the best in the Social Media category – they have got some truly weird and wonderful nominees this year. 


Megan Herdson
Megan is a country girl who moved to the city with some big dreams. She is studying her MA in Creative Writing whilst also managing an American Football Team.  She loves her blog and wants nothing more than to have her words read. That and to win the Championship, obviously. Follow her @MeganAtSMF


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Webby Awards Nominees Announced! Reviewed by Megan Herdson on Monday, April 13, 2015 Rating: 5
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