A Webby Awards Nomination is a Big Deal
Out of 13,500 global entries, only five websites are accepted into each category for the Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) which is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
TheBookFest is entered into the Best Event Websites and Mobile Sites category.
In addition to the judging, as a nominee, The BookFest can be voted on to win a Webby’s People’s Voice Award. From now until May 8th, 2021, the public can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com.
I’d be very grateful if you could support The BookFest team and help them continue to offer FREE content for book lovers everywhere by casting your vote for them.
The BookFest is a website that I built with the team at Black Château including Desireé Duffy, Dave Napox, Siddhi Jahagirdar, Bree Swider, A.G. Billig, and Tianna Marinucci.
The first BookFest happened on May 9, 2020. It was created at a time when social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic prevented in-person gatherings. Free to attend from the start, the biannual event now takes place in the spring and fall, and streams panel discussions, conversations, and festivities for the reading and writing communities. You can find The BookFest at www.thebookfest.com.
About Black Château
I’ve been fortunate to partner with Black Château for several years. They are an award-winning marketing and public relations firm. The company specializes in promoting authors, books, small press, personality brands, and creative individuals from around the world with a full spectrum of services. A virtual company, office locations are in Southern California, Oklahoma, and everywhere their team roams. The company’s motto is: We believe in storytellers. Visit www.BlackChateauEnterprises.com.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week. Find The Webby Awards Online: webbyawards.com.
IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Mitchell Baker; MOMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli; Host of NPR’s Code Switch Shereen Marisol Meraji; R/GA Global Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe; Co-Inventor of the Internet Vint Cerf; DJ and Founder, Club Quarantine D-Nice; Co-host Desus & Mero on Showtime Desus Nice; SVP of Content at Twitch Michael Aragon; Twitter Senior Director, Product Design Richard Ting; and Founders of VERZUZ Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.