December 14, 2007 |
The Webby Awards, a celebratory symposium of websites (and their creators) voted by way of a public poll to be the best in their respective categories, is an annual event going into its 12th installation next year. And we would be remiss not to mention to our readers that today, November 14th, 2007, is the deadline for submissions.
So, you know, if your ego’s extra large and you feel deserving of a nifty trophy for all the hard word you’ve done for the past twelve months (we know we do!) be sure to sign yourself up for consideration when everyone gets to voting for their favorites when ’08 rolls around.
Mind you, you’re going to have to pay up at least $125 to get your domain into the race, so we hope you’ve saved up those Adcents. (Apologies. We had to say it. It was just too easy not to.) If you haven’t managed to amass such funds yet, well, with your Web business not pulling in the moolah you’d hoped it would, chances are you’re back to living at the ol’ parents’ house – assuming you ever left, of course. Which means you can grovel to the folks for a loan. Or an allowance.
Here’s one thing to count on. This installation of Webby Awards to come will be even better than the last.
Yes, yes, we know. Everyone says that every year. But it’s true. The Web, for the bulk of 2007, showed pretty tremendous growth, and we saw quite a bit of innovation; in the area of visual media in particular. People are watching television over their Internet connections – and enjoying it. Very few could attest to having such an experience in 2006 and earlier.
And blogs and their derivatives hit a new high this year. They’ve grabbed everyone’s attention, and are now standard issue for the vast majority of big media. The New York Times? It’s got blogs. Plenty of ‘em. The Wall Street Journal? Absolutely. The San Francisco Chronicle has some. The Chicago Sun-Times, too. I’m not a reader of the St Petersburg Times, but I’m sure they have a few of their own. The list goes on.
The fact that we here at Profy are excited about the 12th iteration of the Webby Awards goes without saying. What the event is about, we’re about. So it’s with good bit of cheer that we send you this message of good things to come.
Remember, if you’ve been considering a submission of your own, today’s the day that decision needs to be made. So finalize already! We look forward to seeing you called to the stage. Unless you’re our competition. In which case, we’d prefer to deliver the traditional 5-word speech ourselves, thank you very much.