Posted by Jonas Klit Nielsen Mar 16th, 2011
SXWS 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:
Green and Non-profit projects that are striving to make the world a better place. Activism category presented by Convio.
Humor, memes, games, interesting destinations and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird. Amusement category presented by Cracked.com.
From traditional photography to non-traditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.
Devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.
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.
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.
From elementary school learning to advanced technology-related tips, these are destinations that help you learn.
These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.
Film / TV
Projects related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.
Kiosk / Installation
Projects that live outside the standard browser experience.
Sites, applications and experiences for handheld and portable devices. Mobile category presented by Hoefler & Frere-Jones.
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe Flash.
Projects related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.
The blogs, portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.
Users and campaigns that are creatively connecting and sharing their experience.
This category is devoted exclusively to the student designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.
These are the projects that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.
The online public’s favorite finalist from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards. Voting began in February after the finalists were revealed.
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.
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.
Digital Campaign of the Year
The best interactive campaign from the 2010 calendar year as voted by the Interactive Awards judges.
Best of Show presented by Adobe
The judges’ favorite finalist website from the 2011 SXSW Interactive Awards competition.
Let us know your opinion about this year’s SXSW. Do you think it’s the right winners?