Webby Awards – early deadline

The Webby Awards early deadline is October 28th, but if you can’t get your submissions in by tomorrow, there is more time, don’t worry!

There are a lot of categories from the Webby’s, with some really interesting projects that have were submitted. But it takes a while to go through (can take you days if you go slow enough), so I decided to go through their 2016 winners and runner-ups to highlight a few that are worthy to look at, even if you don’t have time to look through them all.

  • ‘The Boat’ is an interactive graphic novel, created to mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. It was nominated in the category of ‘Best Individual Editorial Experience‘ and is moving tale about the Vietnamese diaspora.


  • National Geographic’s ‘Your Shot’ is aimed at the photographers to tell collaborative stories around the world. It was nominated for ‘Websites – Communities‘ and gives amateurs and professionals a way to foster a community on stories from climate change to fashion.
  • Give a Shit‘ was a unique campaign by WaterAid to try and engage people on World Toilet day, which we can all agree might not be an easy thing to do. You can create your own custom poop emoji (I’m not kidding) and also donate at the same time. They were nominated in Advertising&Media – ‘Public Service&Activism‘ category.


  • The Guardian won a People’s Voice award for their interactive feature on the ‘Mekong: a river rising‘. They were nominated in the category of Websites – ‘Best use of video of moving image‘. In addition to the good reporting, the photos, video and data visualizations on this story were really impressive.
  • And in case you didn’t know, Vignette Interactive was nominated for two Webby’s – one for the Islamophobia network in the category ‘Websites – Activism‘ and one for ‘Set Wars -Tunisia‘ in collaboration with Verse Media, which we won a People’s Voice award in the category of ‘On-line Film and Video – Best Use of Interactive Video‘ about the Star Wars sets in Tunisia.


It’s worth spending some time looking at these interesting storytelling techniques.


By Tara Todras-Whitehill

Tara worked as a staff photographer for the Associated Press for four years in the Middle East, covering the uprisings, revolutions and numerous elections in the Arab world. Her photography has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic and Washington Post, among many others. She also works on personal projects focused on women's issues. Her passion is trying to portray strong women changing their lives and the world around them.

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