BrandArena: 28th Annual Webby Awards Now Open For Application

Tuesday 12 September 2023

28th Annual Webby Awards Now Open For Application

...Tobe Nwigwe, Marian Croak, Shigetaka Kurita, Law Roach, Dr Alondra Nelson Named As Judges 

The Webby Awards, the premier award celebrating Internet excellence, announced its 28th Annual Call for Entries today, introducing a new panel of judges to assess and choose the industry's most innovative work. Friday, October 27, 2023 is the early entry deadline for Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Apps and Software; Social; Podcasts; Games and Metaverse, Virtual and AI.

The Webby Awards, now in its 28th year, continues to broaden the International Academy of Digital Arts & Science to include the most recognised and gifted specialists in their professions from entertainment, advertising, media, and technology. Newest members of the Academy judging panel include the inventor of Voice Over IP Marian Croak, who is currently VP of Engineering, Responsible AI & Human Centered Technology, Google; Dr. Alondra Nelson, Chair & Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study; Shigetaka Kurita, Artist & Father of Emojis; Tobe Nwigwe, Artist & Actor; Law Roach, Image Architect; Molly Jong-Fast, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair; Severin Hacker, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Duolingo; Noam Bardin, Founder, Post.News; Sarah Harden, CEO, Hello Sunshine and Vitus “V” Spehar, Host, Under the Desk News.

“This year, the Internet’s remarkable advancements, particularly in AI, are poised to profoundly change our lives, work, and creativity,” said Claire Graves, President of the Webby Awards. “The 28th Annual Webby Awards invite us to embrace innovation, celebrate excellence, and elevate outstanding online work. We’re honoured to welcome a new panel of judges to select the very best of the Internet, ensuring The Webbys continue to be a beacon of inspiration for our industry working to create a more connected future.”

To commemorate the explosion of innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence—from chatbots and magic buttons to groundbreaking advancements in health and sustainability—the Webbys are introducing a new suite of AI Apps and Experience categories, with the hope of inspiring our community to create work that will lead the Internet into this new era. Arts, Culture & Events, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, and Feature honours, among others, include Best Integrated Experience, Best User Experience, and Best User Interface Innovation.

Organizers are proud to work with LinkedIn this year to introduce a suite of B2B Marketing categories to elevate B2B work across their categories. Together they will celebrate the best B2B work throughout the year through events and an editorial series telling the story of last year’s winners who include; Shopify, Square, Canva, Microsoft, and Google. Categories for B2B Marketing include B2B Campaign in the Advertising, Media and PR categories, B2B Branded Content and Branded Entertainment and B2B Social Campaign. The Webbys has also expanded the list of Business categories in Video, Podcasts and Social.

The Early Entry Deadline to submit work for Webby Award consideration is Friday, October 27, 2023. Entrants can take advantage of early entry pricing by submitting work across categories including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Apps and Software; Social; Podcasts; Games and Metaverse, Virtual and AI.

The Webby Awards received approximately 14,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide in 2022, finishing off the Internet's largest celebration of innovators, performers, and visionaries last year. Past Webby Award winners include Apple, Gucci, National Geographic, Patagonia, Questlove, SavageXFenty, Spotify, SZA, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Takashi Murakami, among others.

All entrants compete for The Webby Award (as determined by the IADAS) and The Webby People's Voice Award (as determined by fans). Last year, almost 600,000 Internet fans from over 230 nations and territories around the world voted. Visit for more information on the 28th Annual Webby Awards and to enter.

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