The Webby Awards aim to honour general internet awesomeness, and fighting it out for gongs with big global beasts like Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest are local hopes Shift for Tourism New Zealand, Resn for Toyota’s Camry Effect, Xero and DDB/Rapp Tribal for McDonald’s. And they need your votes.
Over 10,000 entries were submitted from around the world and the nominees for The Webby’s, AKA the Oscars for nerds, were announced this week. And Special Group’s ‘Living Office’ web banner, New Zealand-based Drugs.com and Supply’s ‘Scam Machine’ for Netsafe are the only local contenders up for an award, while Resn, DraftFCB, Alt Group, Oh Baby, Fairfax and APN all received the next best thing, official honoree status.
AIM Proximity/Colenso BBDO’s Yellow Treehouse is the only New Zealand Webby winner, after it took out the telecommunications trophy. And the Alt Group design boffins must be getting tired of walking up to awards podiums by now.
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Nominees for the 14th Webby Awards, the world’s leading international honour for online excellence, have been announced, with AIM Proximity, Resn and Terabyte Interactive nabbing two nominations and The Gap Year: Challenge New Zealand by Endemol Digital Studios also honoured.