It's time for the award ceremony for SxSW Interactive. The event was held at the Hilton ballroom and hosted by Onion comedian Baratunde Thurston.
The winners are listed below. I am very excited to dig though this list myself because these are the most voted on websites of our time. Listening to the finalists, I've only heard of about 10% of the sites, and I consider myself well-versed in the web.
Give them a try, and let me know what you think in the comments.
Activism Green and Non-profit websites that are striving to make the world a better place.
"If we don't interact, our democracy suffers from it."
Amusement Humor, memes and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.
Art From traditional photography to untraditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.
Blog Sites that revolutionize the power of publishing by providing regularly updated content of a personal or professional nature.
Business Sites devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.
CSS This category showcases sites that push the boundaries of CSS coding technology, bringing together top-notch design and content with standards compliant and accessible code.
Classic While the SXSW Interactive Web Awards focus on the best new internet destinations, this category is devoted to sites that launched before January 1, 2008.
Community Social networks and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users who assist with content development.
Educational Resource From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are sites that help you learn.
Experimental These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.
Film / TV Sites related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.
Games The online destinations that help make your life a lot more fun.
Mobile Sites optimized for handheld and portable devices.
Motion Graphics Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe / Macromedia Flash.
Music Sites related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.
Personal Portfolio The portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.
Student This category is devoted exclusively to the student web designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.
Technical Achievement These are the sites that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.
The winner for People's Choice was Lost Zombies, and Best in Show went to We Tell Stories.