With a brand new identity and website, the Webby Awards – “the Oscars of the web” – have announced the nominees for the 2007 edition. The Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and more than 500 members elect each year their favourite websites in several categories.
In this year edition, 3 new award categories have been introduced besides Websites: Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile. Some great examples of online marketing such as personal favourites wefeelfine.org or Jonathan Yuen are there, together with some mainstream sites such as Flickr or Salon.com, or the one from DraftFCB for HP.
The part that interested me the most were the interactive advertising awards but as i browsed through the entries i noticed that most of them have already been showcased at other awards. One that surprised me though was the entry “Clock” by Almap BBDO for Greenpeace, so simple that is brilliant. As for the entries, most of my preferences go to FarFar that has really seduced me this year, altough R/GA has delivered some quality work, specially for Nike (as they usually do).
If you have a lot of spare time and want to keep up with the best of the web, webbyawards.com is the place.
P.S.: Jonathan Harries (of wefeelfine.org) has a new interactive piece at Universe/DayLife.