The Winners From This Year's SXSW Interactive AwardsSXWS Interactive 2011 is about to close down for this year. And last night on the 15th of March, the winners of 15 different categories of the annual SXSW Web Awards Ceremony were announced.

Personally, I was looking forward for a few different categories – and amongst these “Devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses”. The winner in this category was “Get Satisfaction“, which basically is a feedback service function that you can implement on your site.

I’ve been following “Get Satisfaction” since I wrote about them on our blog for the first time in October, 2009, and I think that in a time where companies need to involve their community on a larger scale, “Get Satisfaction” has made a great product and is a honorable winner.

Amongst some of the other winners, the “Old Spice” campaign was once “again” the most remarkable in the category “Digital Campaign of the Year”.

The “Conan O’Brien: Team Coco+” won for Social media (users and campaigns that are creatively connecting and sharing their experience) and the much talked about company “Groupon” got the People’s Choice Award.

Here, you can see the complete list of this year’s winners:

Activism

Green and Non-profit projects that are striving to make the world a better place. Activism category presented by Convio.

The Tiziano Project | 360° Kurdistan

Amusement

Humor, memes, games, interesting destinations and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird. Amusement category presented by Cracked.com.

Most Awesomest Thing Ever

Art

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

The Johnny Cash Project

Get Satisfaction

Business

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

Get Satisfaction

Classic

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.

The Onion

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.

iFixit

Educational Resource

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

Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe™

Experimental

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

Isle of Tune

Film / TV

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

Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy

Kiosk / Installation

Projects that live outside the standard browser experience.

Unilever – Smile Activated Vending Machine

Mobile

Sites, applications and experiences for handheld and portable devices. Mobile category presented by Hoefler & Frere-Jones.

Airbnb

Motion Graphics

Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe Flash.

Record Tripping

Winners of SXSW

Music

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

The Wilderness Downtown

Personal

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

JKVC Interactive & Print Design

Social Media

Users and campaigns that are creatively connecting and sharing their experience.

Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco+

Student

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

FeedSpeaker

Technical Achievement

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

AP Timeline Reader

Special Honors

People’s Choice

The online public’s favorite finalist from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards. Voting began in February after the finalists were revealed.

Groupon

Breakout Digital Trend

The trend that gained the most traction during SXSW Interactive this year. The Breakout Digital Trend was voted on during SXSW Interactive by festival attendees using the SXSW GO app.

GroupMe

Speaker of the Event

These are the projects that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience. The Breakout Digital Trend was voted on during SXSW Interactive by festival attendees using the SXSW GO app.

Jane McGonigal

Digital Campaign of the Year

The best interactive campaign from the 2010 calendar year as voted by the Interactive Awards judges.

Old Spice: Smell Like a Man, Man

Best of Show presented by Adobe

The judges’ favorite finalist website from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards competition.

The Wilderness Downtown

Let us know your opinion about this year’s SXSW. Do you think it’s the right winners?


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