Monday, March 13, 2006

SXSW Web Awards

The SXSW Web Awards is an international competition that attempts to uncover "the best new websites and celebrate those who are building and implementing tomorrow's online trends." The awards focus primarily on sites that went active or were redesigned in 2005.

Sixteen categories were selected with five finalists in each category. A People's Choice Award was given to one site in each category. Here are the sixteen categories along with the respective award winner:

Amusement:
Heart Attack
Art:
AIGA Design Archives
Blog: Avalonstar
Business (For-Profit):
Timberland: Build Your Own Boot
Business (Green/Non-Profit):
GE - Geoterra
CSS:
Kutztown University Communication Design
Classic:
Compound Pilot
Community/Wiki:
9rules Network
Educational Resource:
MAKEZine
Experimental:
Meebo
Film/TV:
IMAX's Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
Flash:
LeapFrog/FLY
Music:
Eminem.com
Personal Portfolio:
David Josue Photography
Student:
HipCal
Technical Achievement:
Technorati

People's Choice (online public's favorite finalist):
Eminem.com
Best of Show (judges favorite finalist):
Technorati

For a more detailed explanation of each category visit the SXSW (South by Southwest)
9th Annual Web Awards Winners Web page. To view the additional four nominees for each category visit the Awards Finalists Web page.


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