The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries. The awards season was capped by a star-studded June gala showcasing an influential group of Internet luminaries including YouTube Founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, rock legend David Bowie, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, and Beastie Boys.
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-person judging academy whose members include Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
To enter a Website in the 12th Annual Webby Awards, visit www.webbyawards.com. The early entry deadline is October 26, 2007. Restaurant industry sites can also enter in interactive advertising categories and feature categories such as Best Navigation and Best Copy Writing. Nominees will be announced in April and winners will be honored at the gala ceremony in June 2008. In keeping with Webby tradition, all winners' speeches are limited to just five words.