Archive of Past SXSW Interactive Awards Winners

2013 SXSW Interactive Awards

2013 SXSW Interactive Awards emcee: Aisha Tyler

2013 Activism Category Green, governmental and non-profit projects that are striving to make the world a better place.

Charity Miles
Higher M-Pact
StoriesFrom
Water For People
Wikipedia Zero

Winner: Wikipedia Zero

2013 Amusement Category Humor, memes, games, interesting projects and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.

Atari Arcade
Contre Jour
Intern Abuser
Lego Super Heroes Movie Maker
YOU DON'T KNOW JACK

Winner: Contre Jour

2013 Art Category From traditional photography to non-traditional performances, this category focuses on interactive collections of life, society and culture.

Cindy Sherman
Lost Art
Movi.Kanti.Revo
PIXEL'D
Theatre Jukebox

Winner: Lost Art

2013 Business Category Devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

10,000ft
Fisker Automotive
Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
Pathfinder Kinect Experience
VIP Fridge Magnet

Winner: VIP Fridge Magnet

2013 Classic Category
While the SXSW Interactive Awards focus on the best new digital experiences, this category is devoted to projects that launched before January 1, 2012.

BioDigital Human
CNN - Ecosphere
Satellite Sentinel Project
SeatGeek
Trulia Local

Winner: BioDigital Human

2013 Community Category
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.

35 Million Directors
Congo's Vocal Uprising of Women
Dropr
The Genographic Project: Geno 2.0
SoundCloud

Winner: SoundCloud

2013 Educational Resource Category
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are digital projects that help you learn.

ChronoZoom
Clouds Over Cuba
Harvard Graduate School of Design: Ecological Urbanism App
Miso Music: Plectrum
University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Commerce

Winner: ChronoZoom

2013 Experimental Category
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting works that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the what’s possible.

Chrome Web Lab
Nature Valley Trail View
The Silent History
The V Motion Project
Zombies, Run!

Winner: Chrome Web Lab

2013 Film/TV Category
Apps, websites and other digital projects that feature streaming video content or information about movies, TV series, actors and the film industry.

The Beauty Inside
Daybreak
Disney Video
Smithsonian Channel
Watchup

Winner: The Beauty Inside

2013 Motion Graphics Category
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing works built using tools like Adobe Flash and HTML5.

Air Jordan 2012
Assassin's Creed III - Bunker Hill Interactive Trailer
Azera Journey
The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place
Elantra Driveway Decision Maker

Winner: Air Jordan 2012

2013 Music Category
Projects related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other developments that offer streaming audio content.

ALB "Golden Chains"
JAM with Chrome
OK Go “Needing/Getting”
One Copy Song
Piano for Peace

Winner: JAM With Chrome

2013 Personal Category
The blogs, portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions in the digital space.

Great Moments in Parenting
Marco Rosella
N by Jorge Drexler
nubot
Tetrageddon Games

Winner: Marco Rosella

2013 Social Media Category
Users and campaigns that are creatively connecting and sharing their experience.

Fashion Like
NASA Curiosity Mars Rover
Our Blades are F**king Great
Stanley - The World's First Interactive Player Piano
Visually

Winner: NASA Mars Curiosity Rover

2013 Student Category
This category is devoted exclusively to the student designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.

Combiform
Futile Type
Living Galapagos
Port City Stories
RentLingo

Winner: Living Galapagos

2013 Technical Achievement Category
These are the projects that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.

Bear 71
MARS
Mobile Medic
Nike+ FuelBand
Super Vendor

Winner: Nike+ FuelBand

2013 Special Honors

2013 Digital Campaign of the Year
The best interactive campaign from the 2012 calendar year as voted by our judges.
Winner: Invisible Children: KONY 2012

2013 Speaker of the Event
The speaker from SXSW Interactive 2013 whose presentation makes the biggest impact on the digital community.
Winner: Cory Booker - "Cory Booker: The New Media Politician"

2013 Breakout Digital Trend
The trend that gained the most traction during SXSW Interactive 2013.
Winner: Leap Motion

2013 People’s Choice
The online public's favorite finalist site from the competition.
Winner: Charity Miles

2013 Best of Show
The judges' favorite finalist website from the competition.
Winner: Contre Jour

2012 SXSW Interactive Awards

2012 SXSW Interactive Awards emcees: Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman

2012 Activism Category
Green, governmental and non-profit projects that are striving to make the world a better place.

31K Portraits for Peace
Highrise: One Millionth Tower
Made in a Free World - Slavery Footprint
Starved for Attention
YouCanGo!

Winner: Made in a Free World - Slavery Footprint

2012 Amusement Category
Humor, memes, games, interesting projects and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.

High Tea
Jameson1780
LEGO Life of George
World's Biggest Pac Man
zOMT

Winner: LEGO Life of George

2012 Art Category
From traditional photography to non-traditional performances, this category focuses on interactive collections of life, society and culture.

(2015) Quilt
Aquatypes
Bla Bla
Curious Creatures
The National Parks Project Interactive

Winner: Bla Bla

2012 Business Category
Devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

DentsuNetwork.com
Diesel Denim F/W 2011
IWC
Nike Team Sports
SCREW*D

Winner: SCREW*D

2012 Classic Category
While the SXSW Interactive Awards focus on the best new digital experiences, this category is devoted to projects that launched before January 1, 2011.

Expedition Titanic
Nike+ GPS
NoWait Host App
Red Universe
XFINITY TV

Winner: Expedition Titanic

2012 Community Category
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.

Big Stories, Small Towns
Cities of Service Online Network
Getaround
Trover
Tumblecloud

Winner: Big Stories, Small Towns

2012 Educational Resource Category
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are digital projects that help you learn.

Dragon Children
Journey to the Exoplanets
Projeqt
Vocabulary.com
Wondermind

Winner: Projeqt

2012 Experimental Category
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting works that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the what’s possible.

Course Curator
Americans Elect
The Social Interview
Soldier Brother
Take This Lollipop

Winner: Take This Lollipop

2012 Film/TV Category
Projects related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as works that offer streaming video content.

Forget Me Not
Goa Hippy Tribe
The Gradual Demise of Phillipa Finch
Hashtag Killer
Kenny Powers, MFCEO

Winner: Goa Hippy Tribe

2012 Motion Graphics Category Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing works built using tools like Adobe Flash and HTML5.

Androp "Bell" Music Video Game
Lights
Smack My Pidge Up
U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Vlog.it

Winner: Lights

2012 Music Category
Projects related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other developments that offer streaming audio content.

Manchester Orchestra - "We Built This House"
Obsessed With Sound
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup 2011
This Shell

Winner: Obsessed With Sound

2012 Personal Category
The blogs, portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions in the digital space.

ChairTrips
Dean West
Janée Meadows Illustration
Joshua Cogan
Life Sushi

Winner: ChairTrips

2012 Social Media Category
Users and campaigns that are creatively connecting and sharing their experience.

KLM Tile & Inspire
Know Your Exit
Nike Basketball Black Mamba
Stamped
Storify

Winner: Storify

2012 Student Category
This category is devoted exclusively to the student designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.

Coal: A Love Story
Digital Flux
Finding the Uwharries
Prescribing Addiction
StoryTree

Winner: Coal: A Love Story

2012 Technical Achievement Category
These are the projects that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.

Eye-fi iPad App
LiveOn
New Zealand's Homepage
THINK: An Exploration into Making the World Work Better
What Do You Love?

Winner: Eye-Fi iPad App

2012 Special Honors
People's Choice
The online public's favorite finalist site from the competition.
Winner: Americans Elect

2012 Digital Campaign of the Year
The best interactive campaign from the 2011 calendar year as voted by our judges.
Winner: TESCO Home plus

2012 Breakout Digital Trend
The trend that gained the most traction during SXSW Interactive 2012.
Winner: Pinterest

2012 Speaker of the Event
The speaker from SXSW Interactive 2012 whose presentation made the biggest impact on the digital community.
Winner: Stephen Wolfram - “Computation and Its Impact on the Future”

2012 Best of Show
The judges' favorite finalist website from the competition
Winner: Take This Lollipop

2011 SXSW Interactive Awards

2011 SXSW Interactive Awards emcee: Chris Hardwick

2011 Activism Category
Green and Non-profit projects that are striving to make the world a better place.

BOVAP
I Voted
Pencils of Promise
The Tiziano Project
Vital Voices

Winner: The Tiziano Project | 360° Kurdistan

2011 Amusement Category
Humor, memes, games, interesting destinations and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.

Breaking Bad: The Interrogation Interactive Graphic Novel
The Curfew
The Dashboard
Fantasy Enhancer
Most Awesomest Thing Ever

Winner: Most Awesomest Thing Ever

2011 Art Category
From traditional photography to non-traditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.

Born Presents: 417 • 903
The Johnny Cash Project
Mural Explorer
The Photography of Rama Tiru
This Land

Winner: The Johnny Cash Project

2011 Business Category
Devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

9Threads 'Big Canvas Idea'
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama - Be You
Diesel SS10 - A Hundred Lovers
Get Satisfaction
Red Tiki

Winner: Get Satisfaction

2011 Classic Category
While the SXSW Interactive Awards focus on the best new internet destinations and digital experiences, this category is devoted to projects that launched before January 1, 2010.

Groupon
Mint.com
New Zealand International Arts Festival
The Onion
PBS KIDS Video Player

Winner: The Onion

2011 Community Category
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.

Acts of Sharing
Foodspotting
iFixit
SnapGoods
Your Garden Show

Winner: iFixit

2011 Educational Resource
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are destinations that help you learn.

Freedom Riders
Gibson Learn & Master Guitar App
LRCP Virtual Orientation
Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe™
US Census

Winner: Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe™

2011 Experimental Category
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.

Isle of Tune
Look to the Moon
Memolane
Robyn / Killing Me
X

Winner: Isle of Tune

2011 Film / TV Category
Projects related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.

Attraction
The Autotopsy
Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy
The Social Network
Storming Juno Interactive

Winner: Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy

2011 Kiosk / Installation Category
Projects that live outside the standard browser experience.

Dexter ARG Kill Room
The Dream Cube
Smile Activated Vending Machine
talk@TED
Teradata Partners "At the Moment"

Winner: Smile Activated Vending Machine

2011 Mobile Category
Sites, applications and experiences for handheld and portable devices.

Airbnb iPhone App
AmpKit
Conspiracy for Good
Pageonce Bills
VIV Mag's Interactive Motion Feature

Winner: Airbnb

2011 Motion Graphics Category
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe Flash.

Animism: The Gods' Lake
BioShock 2
The Fugitive Chronicles - Takeover
Record Tripping
The Test Tube

Winner: Record Tripping

2011 Music Category
Projects related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.

The Grammys: MusicIsLifeIsMusic
Jay-Z Hits Collection
John Lewis Harmony
Sleepeater
The Wilderness Downtown

Winner: The Wilderness Downtown

2011 Personal Category
The blogs, portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.

Cuteness Pet of the Day Blog
Jen.Lu v2
JKVC Interactive & Print Design
Marcelo Trevino 2010
Mia Sable Official Website

Winner: JKVC Interactive & Print Design

2011 Social Media Category
Users and campaigns that are creatively connecting and sharing their experience.

Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco
Google Chrome Fastball
Pepsi Refresh Project
SOUR 'Mirror'
Stanfield's Guy at Home in His Underwear

Winner: Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco

2011 Student Category
This category is devoted exclusively to the student designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.

FeedSpeaker
Judy Campa - Portfolio Website
Now What, Argentina?
Project GuitARS
Reesenews

Winner: FeedSpeaker

2011 Technical Achievement Category
These are the projects that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.

Airwalk
AP Timeline Reader
Mobicopter
Top Secret America
VoxPop

Winner: AP Timeline Reader

2011 Special Honors

2011 People's Choice
The online public's favorite finalist from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards.
Winner: Groupon

2011 Breakout Digital Trend
The trend that gained the most traction during SXSW Interactive this year.
Winner: GroupMe

2011 Speaker of the Event
The speaker from the 2011 event whose presentation made the biggest impact on the digital community.
Winner: Jane McGonigal - “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better”](http://youtu.be/agRc9wy_994)

2011 Digital Campaign of the Year
The best interactive campaign from the 2010 calendar year as voted by the Interactive Awards judges.
Winner: Old Spice: Smell Like a Man, Man

2011 Best of Show
The judges' favorite finalist website from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards competition.
Winner: The Wilderness Downtown

2010 SXSW Interactive Awards

2010 SXSW Interactive Awards emcee: Doug Benson

2010 Activism Category
Green and Non-profit websites that are striving to make the world a better place.

Ad Council - That's Not Cool
Love Letters to the Future
Our Bombs
Summit on the Summit
Waterlife

Winner: Waterlife

2010 Amusement Category
Humor, memes and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.

Atlas Obscura
Cornify
Fashism
Mayor Jack Reynolds
Pretty Loaded

Winner: Atlas Obscura

2010 Art Category
From traditional photography to untraditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.

Keeping Faith with an Idea: Guggenheim Museum, 1943-59
Livebrush and the Livebrush Project
odosketch
Peter Schafrick Photography
The Andy Warhol Foundation

Winner: odosketch

2010 Blog Category
Sites that revolutionize the power of publishing by providing regularly updated content of a personal or professional nature.

Art in My Coffee
Man Vs. Debt
Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves
Themoleskin
The Vile Plutocrat

Winner: The Vile Plutocrat

2010 Business Category
Sites devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

2011 Fiesta Experience
FL2
I Wear Your Shirt
mN Site
TheyMakeApps

Winner: TheyMakeApps

2010 CSS Category
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.

Ficly
Legwork Studio
Pied à Terre
Shelfworthy
SocialSnack

Winner: Legwork Studio

2010 Classic Category
While the SXSW Interactive Web Awards focus on the best new internet destinations, this category is devoted to sites that launched before January 1, 2009.

Delicious
Flickr
Hulu
Issuu
Mint

Winner: Mint

2010 Community Category
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.

99designs.com
Aardvark
Demotix
I Am a Trail Blazers Fan
Rec.fm

Winner: Aardvark

2010 Educational Resource Category
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are sites that help you learn.

1066
Bucknell University Virtual Tour
IBM TheSmarterCity
PBS Kids
Track My T

Winner: 1066

2010 Experimental Category
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.

Assassin's Creed Twitter Experience
Bet Your Followers
BooneOakley
HBO Imagine
Nawlz

Winner: BooneOakley

2010 Film / TV Category
Sites related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.

Jim Carrey
Despicable Me
Empire of the Word
TCM 15 Anniversary
Transformers 2

Winner: Jim Carrey

2010 Games Category
The online destinations that help make your life a lot more fun.

Cardboard World
Disrespectoids
Scarygirl
Smokescreen
Titanium Chef

Winner: Smokescreen

2010 Mobile Category
Sites optimized for handheld and portable devices.

ActionMethodMobile
Flook
foursquare
Gowalla
NBA League Pass

Winner: Gowalla

2010 Motion Graphics Category
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe/Macromedia Flash.

Coca-Cola Happiness Factory 3
EffectiveUI
Me InTru 3D
Packland
We Choose the Moon

Winner: We Choose the Moon

2010 Music Category
Sites related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.

Echo & The Bunnymen
Fat Freddy's TV
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Rock Immortal
Shapeshifter
Splore

Winner: Echo & The Bunnymen

2010 Personal Portfolio Category
The portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.

Clouds 365 Project
DJNR
MoreMeYou
Organic Grid
Kenda Perez

Winner: Clouds 365 Project

2010 Student Category
This category is devoted exclusively to the student web designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.

D.I.E. - Der Interuniversale Erdball, Inc
Giving Turtle
It Happens at Midnight
Living Galapagos
New Tapes

Winner: D.I.E. - Der Interuniversale Erdball, Inc

2010 Technical Achievement
These are the sites that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.

DoGood Headquarters
Pond
SeatGeek
This Is Your Land
Wolfram Alpha

Winner: Wolfram Alpha

2010 Special Honors

2010 People's Choice
The online public's favorite finalist site from the competition. Over 12,000 signed up to vote for this year's People's Choice Award.
Winner: Cornify

2010 Best of Show
The judges' favorite finalist website from the competition.
Winner: Wolfram Alpha

2009 SXSW Interactive Awards

2009 SXSW Interactive Awards emcee: Baratunde Thurston

2009 Activism Category
Green and Non-profit websites that are striving to make the world a better place.

Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge
I Am Second
Just In Queso
Sunny Side
Tweet Congress

Winner: Tweet Congress

2009 Amusement Category
Humor, memes and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.

Addictionary
CrappyCat
GirlGamer.com
Pixton
UPS Regifter

Winner: Addictionary

2009 Art Category
From traditional photography to untraditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.

Forward Thinking Museum
Remembering Bogle Chandler
The Served
StreetArtLocator
Things I Have Learned in my Life, So Far

Winner: Things I Have Learned in my Life, So Far

2009 Blog Category Sites that revolutionize the power of publishing by providing regularly updated content of a personal or professional nature.

The Big Picture
The Bygone Bureau
Dumb As A Blog
OneRiot
Postcards From Yo Momma

Winner: The Bygone Bureau

2009 Business Category
Sites devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

CNN Shirt
Jasmax
Lowe's "Welcome Back Spring"
Modernista!
Zeus Jones Gift Guide

Winner: Jasmax

2009 CSS Category
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.

Eden Sessions
Trevor Exter
Mint.com
Noisefreak.com
ProjectMiso

Winner: ProjectMiso

2009Classic Category
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.

Ars Technica
Flickr
Instructables
Picnik
StumbleUpon

Winner: Flickr

2009 Community Category
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.

Delicious 2.0
Fluther
Lost Zombies
Protagonize
Trusera

Winner: Lost Zombies

2009 Educational Resource
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are sites that help you learn.

The Cycle
Discovery Earth Live
From Ellis Island to Orchard Street
HowStuffWorks
One Hen

Winner: The Cycle

2009 Experimental Category
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.

Foul Owl Karaoke
Popego
Sweemo
Ten Thousand Cents
We Tell Stories

Winner: We Tell Stories

2009 Film / TV
Sites related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.

Flight of the Conchords Lip Dub
Hulu
In Plain Sight: WITSEC Confidential
Jinni
Secret Location

Winner: Hulu

2009 Games Category The online destinations that help make your life a lot more fun.

Adult Swim Games
Globulos
PMOG
PlayCrafter
Why So Serious? The Dark Knight Alternate Reality Game

Winner: Why So Serious? The Dark Knight Alternate Reality Game

2009 Mobile Category Sites optimized for handheld and portable devices.

AP Mobile News Network
Brightkite
Gigotron
Pikchur
Please Fix the iPhone

Winner: Gigotron

2009 Motion Graphics Category
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe / Macromedia Flash.

ADE Creative Studio
The Corona Beach
NVIDIA Speak Visual
Synergy | ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation
What's Your Lighting Style

Winner: NVIDIA Speak Visual

2009 Music Category
Sites related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.

Tracy Chapman
The Finetune Family
SoundCloud
Spiritualized Harmonies
James Zabiela

Winner: James Zabiela

2009 Personal Portfolio Category
The portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.

Ali Felski
Pericycle
Eric Piasecki: StockSearch
Revyver
Lynn Marie Smith

Winner: Ali Felski

2009 Student Category
This category is devoted exclusively to the student web designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.

Business of Detention
Michael Dick
Modernity Spirit of Experimentation
Think Artificial
Weekend Pictures

Winner: Modernity Spirit of Experimentation

2009 Technical Achievement Category These are the sites that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.

Absolut Machines
Aviary
jQuery UI ThemeRoller
Skydeck
Tarpipe

Winner: Aviary

2009 Special Honors

2009 People's Choice Award
The online public's favorite finalist site from the competition.
Winner: Lost Zombies

2009 Best of Show Award
The judges' favorite finalist website from the competition.
Winner: We Tell Stories

2008 SXSW Interactive Awards

2008 SXSW Interactive Awards emcee: Eugene Mirman

2008 Activism Category
Green and Non-profit websites that are striving to make the world a better place.

Amnesty International: Tear It Down
Boost
MakeMeSustainable
The Point
World Without Oil

Winner: World Without Oil

2008 Amusement Category
Humor, memes, plus all the stuff that is too weird for words.

Bitstrips
Elf Yourself
HotEmuLuv
LeapFrog FLY - Give Someone the Finger!
The Mentos Intern

Winner: Elf Yourself

2008 Art Category
From traditional photography to untraditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.

Karen Collins Photography
Magazines and War
People's Design Award
Viscosity
We Are DAG

Winner: Viscosity

2008 Blog Category
Sites that revolutionize the power of publishing by providing regularly updated content of a personal or professional nature.

Bad Ass Ideas
The Big Noob
Light and Liberty Go Together: Library of Congress Blog
Passive-Aggressive Notes
True Office Confessions

Winner: Passive-Aggressive Notes

2008 Business Category
Sites devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.

Daisy Marc Jacobs
Design My Room
Getty Images
iMakeOver
Wikinvest

Winner: Wikinvest

2008 CSS Category
This category showcases sites that push the boundaries of CSS coding technology.

Ficlets
FiveRuns
Galloping Inn
Love Winter Park
Stayokay

Winner: Ficlets

2008 Classic Category
While the SXSW Web Awards focus on the best new internet destinations, this category is devoted to sites that launched before January 1, 2007.

GOOD Magazine
Independent Lens
Revision3
Scene 360
Wired

Winner: Wired

2008 Community Category
Sites and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users who assist with content development.

Behance Network
Current
Emptees
Ficlets
Flock

Winner: Flock

2008 Educational Resource Category
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are sites that help you learn.

Ecolect
MindBites
Only Human
The Story of Stuff
TED.com

Winner: The Story of Stuff

2008 Experimental Category
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.

Defy All Challenges
Issuu
MetaNotes
UpNext
Voki

Winner: MetaNotes

2008 Film/TV Category
Sites related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.

30 Days of Night
Animoto Productions
Sweeney Todd
Ustream.TV
Wired Science

Winner: Animoto Productions

2008 Games Category
The online destinations that help make your life a lot more fun.

Kongregate
Launchball
Moshi Monsters
Quadradius
Sharkrunners

Winner: Launchball

2008 Mobile Category
Sites optimized for handheld and portable devices.

DialedIn
Kyte
Leaflets
Mosio
Mozes

Winner: Mosio

2008 Motion Graphics Category
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe/Macromedia Flash.

Buder Engel and Friends
HL2
Rapp Collins
Seduction by Light
WeeWorld

Winner: HL2

2008 Music Category
Sites related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.

BoomShuffle
Burst Labs
Minuit
Songza
Uncensored Interview

Winner: Minuit

2008 Personal Portfolio Category
The portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.

BradKayal.com Brandcentral
JLern Design
Leinz
Sushi & Robots

Winner: JLern Design

*2008 Student Category**
This category is devoted exclusively to the student web designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.

Daisy Dai
Dragon Interactive
The Dreaded Grove
JobKillers
Paper Critters

Winner: Paper Critters

2008 Technical Achievement Category
These are the sites that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.

Daylife
Drop.io
Feedhaus
Twiddla!
Webot

Winner: Twiddla!

2008 Special Honors

2008 People's Choice Award
The online public's favorite finalist from the competition.
Winner: Kongregate

2008 Best of Show
The judges' favorite finalist from the competition.
Winner: Launchball