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23rd Annual Webby Awards: Student Category

This year marks the 23rd Annual Webby Awards: the preeminent international honor for Internet excellence. This year as part of our Awards we have launched a category to honor work created by students and we encourage you participate.

Over the last several years we’ve noticed that students have increasingly succeeded in The Webby Awards, often going on to win our top accolades for work like Genderless Nipples and GIFGOAT.PARTY. With their innate digital dexterity and fresh perspective, young people are often setting new benchmarks for creativity and pushing the boundaries of innovation. This is why, in our endeavor to honor the best of the Internet, we have created a category for students to officially participate in The Webby Awards.

We know that students at New School are making amazing course and portfolio work. Winning a Webby will help propel them forward and elevate their career for the future. All work entered into The Webby Awards is judged by the Internet industry’s most well-known and respected leaders in the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Judges include:

• Bob Greenberg, CEO/Creative Director, R/GA
• Colleen Decourcy, Global Co-Executive Creative Director, W+K
• Kristin Lemkau, CMO, JPMorgan Chasee
• Abbeyy Klaassen, President, 360i
• Justine Armour, Executive Creative Director, 72aandSunny
Read about this year’s new judges here and see the full list at

The work submitted can be a campaign or a single Internet-based execution including a site, app, film, podcast, or social media project, all they need to participate is a link to their work.The Winner in this category will be invited to join us at our star-studded ceremony in New York City in May with all expenses paid by The Webby Awards. They will also give their iconic 5-Word Speech alongside all our winners.

All entries go through our stringent judging process overseen by our vote tabulation consultants at Ernst & Young to ensure fairness and accuracy.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 8, entries are now open at The student category can be found under the ADVERTISING and SINGLE ENTRY section of the entries site. Like other award shows, to underwrite the program an entry fee is required to submit your work. While the standard cost of an entry into The Webby Awards is between $155 and $395, there is a special student rate for this category of $45.

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