Local content factored in heavily at this year’s Webby Awards, which recognize Internet achievement.
Two prizes are handed out in almost 70 categories: The Webby, as chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the People’s Voice award, chosen by web users.
Love Letters to the Future, designed by Toronto-based Xenophile Media Inc., won both awards in the Green category. The site allows users to send a video, image or message to be seen by future generations.
In December, the top 100 entries, as voted by the site’s visitors, were placed into a time capsule and delivered to the climate-change conference in Copenhagen.
Swarm Entertainment of Toronto won the Webby Netart award for Nawls, an interactive multimedia web comic.
AmoebaCorp of Toronto won the Webby for best use of animation or motion graphics for a promotional site for the Pop Shoppe.
1000 Awesome Things by Toronto’s Neil Pasricha won the People’s Voice award in the “blog — cultural” category.
Manifest Communications of Toronto won the People’s Voice award in the activism category for a site for the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation.
And RAPP of Toronto won the People’s Voice award in the pharmaceuticals category for a promotional site for a GlaxoSmithKline product, Alli.
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