6th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced
Posted on July 5, 2002The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences recently honored the best websites with its 6th Annual Webby Awards. The awards are determined by the Academy, a diverse, 350-person organization whose membership includes David Bowie, Beck, Esther Dyson, Rob Glaser, Vint Cerf, and Susan Sarandon.
Tiffany Shlain, founder of The Webby Awards, says in a statement, "This year's winners and nominees surely live up to the title 'world wide'. The Webby Awards are proud to honor the Web sites that are setting the standards for the medium and bringing the world online."
The ceremony also marked the debut of three new awards recognizing sites that excel at attracting visitors. Presented in partnership with Nielsen//NetRatings, the awards were determined using Nielsen//NetRatings' Internet audience rankings for May 2002. Emode, which specializes in online self-assessments, took home the Rising Star Award, while Yahoo! was named Top Global Site and AOL.com was named Top U.S. Site.
The awards were held at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 in San Francisco. Winners were announced in 33 categories for the prestigious Webby Award, and 30 categories for the People's Voice Award, where the online community votes for their favorite sites.
6th Annual Webby Award Winners
|Category||Webby Award Winner||People's Voice|
|Finance||Yahoo! Finance||Yahoo! Finance|
|Government & Law||Library of Congress||NASA|
|Health||teenwire.com||Breast Cancer Action|
|Humor||The Onion||The Onion|
|News||BBC News||Arts & Letters Daily|
|Personal Web Site||The Committee to Free Lori Berenson||Ze Frank|
|Politics||Center for Responsive Politics||washingtonpost OnPoltics|
|Print & Zines||Salon.com||The Smoking Gun|
|Radio||BBC Radio 4 website||BBC Radio 4 website|
|Science||Becoming Human||NASA Earth Observatory|
|Technical Achievement||David Rumsey Historical Map Collection|
|Travel||Lonely Planet Online||Lonely Planet Online|
|TV||The Osbournes||CSI:Crime Scene Investigation|
|Weird||Devices of Wonder||All Your Base Are Belong To Us|