SXSW Web Awards Announced
At Sunday's ceremony, emcee Doug Benson dished out prizes for superior web content
By Kimberley Jones,
11:06PM, Sun. Mar. 14, 2010
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:
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.
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.
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.
While the SXSW Web Awards focus on the best new internet destinations, this category is devoted to sites that launched before January 1, 2009.
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.
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.
The online destinations that help make your life a lot more fun.
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.