On April 9 the nominations for the 17th edition of the Webby Awards, which reward web excellence and were dubbed "the internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, were revealed.
This year the Webby Awards received over 11,000 nominations from 65 countries around the world; of
these nominations only seven percent made it through the selection process to become nominees.
A select few of these nominees, which span hundreds of categories, will be named as winners by Academy members such as Kevin Systrom (Instagram founder), musician David Bowie, and Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post. These winners will be revealed in a special ceremony in New York on May 22.
Internet users around the world have until Thursday, April 25, to vote in the People's Voice Awards across categories such as Online Film & Video, Websites, Mobile Apps and Social. Vote at pv.webbyawards.com.
Nominees this year include iPlayer Radio for Best Mobile Media Streaming, TED for Social: Best Education and Discovery, Google Maps for iPhone under the category Best Mobile User Experience, Justin Bieber's Girlfriend fragrance launch under Best Social Media Campaign and The Onion in the category Best Humor Site.