Danish nominees hope to bring home a Webby Award
Managing to stand out online amongst the endless cat videos, social media blather and confessional blogs is no easy task. Today’s internet is overflowing with content, much of it going unnoticed.
But there is unquestionably some terrific stuff out there, and the Webby Awards exist to recognise the best of the best. Receiving a Webby is the “internet’s highest honour,” according to The New York Times, and this year, three Danes are among the over 11,000 nominations from over 65 countries.
“Every year we are constantly amazed by the innovations Webby Nominees push forward, and this year is no exception,” said David-Michel Davies, the executive director of The Webby Awards. “This year’s nominees reflect a new personal and pervasive Internet where friends and people we trust are our curators and mobile devices stretch the network into the most discreet places in our lives.”
The three Danes to be nominated for an award are no exception. Although all are completely different, they all echo the imaginative and innovative Danish design field. The first nominee, the Aarhus-based we like design, is nominated for its website, The Inspiration. This minimalist, aesthetically-pleasing blog is nominated for the Best Cultural Blog.
The Copenhagen company Naked Communications is nominated for its Open Song Project, created for a new Nokia phone launch. The innovative project, nominated for Best Interactive Consumer Electronics and Services Website, is customer-driven, allowing audiences to not only discover the features and qualities of the new phone, but also to customise audio and visual clips of the Danish electro-rock band Spleen United to create a unique music video.
Stupid Studio is also nominated for its Greenpeace video made to support sustainable fishermen. Nominated for Best Public Service & Activism Video, the video showcases crisp craftsmanship and a clearly driven message.
The 17th Annual Webby Awards will be held in New York City on May 21, with winners being announced on April 30. Like all of the nominees, the three Danish entries are eligible for a ‘People’s Voice Award’, with voting running through April 26.