6th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced

Posted on July 5, 2002

The 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
Activism Tolerance.org Peta.org
Best Practices Google Google
Broadband Guggenheim.com Kazaa
Commerce Amazon.com Amazon.com
Community Idealist.org Idealist.org
Education Exploratorium eNature
Fashion Zoozoom.com Magazine Style.com
Film Donnie Darko Ifilm
Finance Yahoo! Finance Yahoo! Finance
Games Netbaby Swirve
Government & Law Library of Congress NASA
Health teenwire.com Breast Cancer Action
Humor The Onion The Onion
Kids OLogy ChannelOne
Living epicurious.com epicurious.com
Music LoopLabs Live365
NetArt 360degrees deviantART<
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
Services Evite Evite
Spirituality Beliefnet Witch's Vox
Sports ESPN.com ESPN.com
Technical Achievement David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Google
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

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