SXSW Web Awards Announced

At Sunday's ceremony, emcee Doug Benson dished out prizes for superior web content

The face of a winner: JimCarrey.com takes home the prize for best FILM/TV website
The face of a winner: JimCarrey.com takes home the prize for best FILM/TV website

The SXSW Web Awards went down Sunday evening, emceed by Doug Benson and MC'ed by last year's SXSW Film breakout MC Frontalot (Nerdcore Rising).

And the envelopes, please …

13th Annual SXSW Web Awards Winners:

ACTIVISM: Waterlife
Green and Non-profit websites that are striving to make the world a better place.

AMUSEMENT: Atlas Obscura
Humor, memes and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.

ART: odosketch
From traditional photography to untraditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.

BLOG: The Vile Plutocrat
Sites that revolutionize the power of publishing by providing regularly updated content of a personal or professional nature.

BUSINESS: TheyMakeApps
Sites devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

CSS: Legwork Studio
This category showcases sites that push the boundaries of CSS coding technology, bringing together top-notch design and content with standards compliant and accessible code.

CLASSIC: Mint.com
While the SXSW Web Awards focus on the best new internet destinations, this category is devoted to sites that launched before January 1, 2009.

COMMUNITY: Aardvark
Social networks and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users who assist with content development.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE: 1066
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are sites that help you learn.

EXPERIMENTAL: BooneOakley
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web. FILM/TV: Jim Carrey
Sites related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.

GAMES: Smokescreen
The online destinations that help make your life a lot more fun.

MOBILE: Gowalla
Sites optimized for handheld and portable devices.

MOTION GRAPHICS: We Choose the Moon
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe / Macromedia Flash.

MUSIC: Echo & The Bunnymen
Sites related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.

PERSONAL PORTFOLIO: Clouds 365 Project
The portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.

STUDENT: D.I.E. - Der Interuniversale Erdball, Inc.
This category is devoted exclusively to the student web designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Wolfram Alpha
These are the sites that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Cornify
The online public's favorite finalist site from the competition. Over 12,000 signed up to vote for this year's People's Choice Award.

BEST OF SHOW AWARD: Wolfram Alpha
The judges' favorite finalist website from the competition.

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