List of Webby Award winners

The Webby Awards
Awarded for "Excellence on the Internet including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile content."[1]
Presented by International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1994-1996 (World Wide Web Organization)
1996 - Present (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences)
Official website

This is a list of the winners of companies and websites that won the annual Webby Awards of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.


Main article: 1997 Webby Awards

1997 was the first year of the annual Webby Award event, which was the first-ever nationally televised awards ceremony devoted to the Internet. 700 people attended the event on March 6, 1997 at Bimbo's Night Club in San Francisco, California[2] Whereas in later years the panelists were official members of International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, in 1997 the awards were chosen and given by IDG's The Web Magazine, which appointed a panel to judge the competition.[3]


Main article: 1998 Webby Awards

The 1998 Webby Awards were held on March 6, 1998 at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts,[4] and were the first event ever to be broadcast live via the Web in 3D.[5] The "People's Voice" awards, chosen by online poll, received 100,000 cumulative votes that year.

The Web magazine, which was hosting the awards, was closed down by its parent company IDG shortly before the awards, and the ceremony continued thereafter under the management of Tiffany Shlain, who IDG had hired in 1996 to coordinate the awards.[3] The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was constituted that year as the judging panel for the awards, continues to do so as of the 2007 awards.


Main article: 1999 Webby Awards

The 1999 Webby Awards were held on March 18, 1999 at the Herbst Theater (War memorial Opera House) in San Francisco, with a post-award party at City Hall.[6] That year, Mayor Rudy Giuliani lobbied to move the ceremony to New York City, but San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown convinced the organization to remain in San Francisco by promising city support. The event was noted for the famous incident in which a representative of, which had won in the arts category, called the event participants "Ugly corporate sons-of-bitches" in his acceptance speech and tossed his trophy to the audience.[7] In 1999 the Webby Awards asked PricewaterhouseCoopers to help it tabulate and ensure security for the "People's Voice" winners, chosen by online voting.[8]


Main article: 2000 Webby Awards


Main article: 2001 Webby Awards


Main article: 2002 Webby Awards


Main article: 2003 Webby Awards


Main article: 2004 Webby Awards


Main article: 2005 Webby Awards

Special achievement honorees at 9th Annual Webby Awards[9] included:

Webby Awards winners included Mercedes-Benz USA (Automotive), Google (Best Practices), Merck (Health), and Skype (Telecommunications).


Main article: 2006 Webby Awards

Special Achievement honorees included:


Main article: 2007 Webby Awards
Nicolas Roope of London agency Poke London, receiving a Webby in 2007 for designing the Zopa site


Main article: 2008 Webby Awards

The 2008 Webby Awards took place on June 11, 2008 at the Citriani Restaurant event space on Wall Street in New York City.[12][13][14]

Special Achievement honorees included:


Main article: 2009 Webby Awards

Winners were honored at a ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers in New York City on June 8.[15]

Special Achievement honorees included:


Main article: 2010 Webby Awards


Main article: 2011 Webby Awards

Winners were honored at a ceremony hosted by Lisa Kudrow in New York City on June 13 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Officials Honorees included:


Main article: 2012 Webby Awards


Main article: 2013 Webby Awards


Main article: 2014 Webby Awards


Main article: 2015 Webby Awards


Main article: 2016 Webby Awards


In keeping with the awards themselves, winners are designated according to the website winning the award, although the winner is, technically, the web design firm that created the winning site and in the case of corporate websites, the designer's client. Web links are provided for informational purposes where the winning website or a follow-on remains available and can be found; the text used for the hyperlink is as listed on the past winner pages at and so on. Many older websites, however, no longer exist or are redirected to replacements and are so noted.


  1. "About". Webby Awards. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
  2. Rachel Rosmarin (June 9, 2006). "Webbys 2.0". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2007-01-03.
  3. 1 2 Carolyn Said (July 30, 1998). "The Woman Behind the Webbies:S.F., N.Y. woo Web award impresario Tiffany Shlain". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  4. "The Best of the Web: The 1998 Webby Award Winners". PC World. March 31, 1998.
  5. Glenn McDonald (March 10, 1998). "1998 Webby Awards: Like the Oscars, Only Funny:San Francisco awards show honors the best Web sites in 19 categories.". PC World.
  6. "Buchanan, goofiness mark Webby Awards ceremony". CNN. May 12, 2000. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  7. Rachel Chalmers (March 22, 1999). "Usual Suspects Takes Webbies in Five Words or Less". Computergram International.
  8. "PricewaterhouseCoopers Address On-Line Balloting Issues for Webby Awards". Business Wire. March 17, 1999. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  9. 9th Annual Webby Awards
  10. A.P. (5 May 2005). "Webby Awards not laughing at Gore's contribution to Net Former Vice President of the United States". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  11. Carr, David (8 June 2005). "Accepting a Webby? Brevity, Please". American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  12. Caroline McCarthy (2008-06-11). "The Meta-Webbys: The awards for the best Webby acceptance speeches". CNet.
  13. Alex Woodson (2008-06-09). "Webbys lure top talent:Lorne Michaels on hand to pick up lifetime achievement". Fox News.
  14. Andrew Ramadge (2008-06-11). "Stephen Colbert thanks himself at Webbys".
  15. Patrick Kowalczyk (2009-05-05). "WINNERS OF 13th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS ANNOUNCED". webbyawards.
  16. Anderson, Kelly (31 July 2009). "Waterlife flows into the web". Playback. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  17. "Waterlife wins Webby Award for best web documentary". International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
  18. "Urban Wolf winner of the Best Drama Webby Awards 2011".
  19. Tony Lofaro, (6 May 2011). "Old story told in new form". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  20. "IBM's Watson named 'person' of the year by Webbys". Associated Press. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  21. 1 2 "Webby awards honour NFB, girls say video". CBC News. May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
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