2005 Web Awards Finalists

We are pleased to reveal the 2005 Web Awards Finalists -- all sites that have launched or been completely redesigned in 2004. Stay tuned when the winners in each category are revealed at the 2005 Web Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 13 at the SXSW Interactive Festival.


Amusement

Sites that help make your life online a lot more fun: games, humor, memes, plus all the stuff that is too weird for words.

Metroid Prime 2 Echoes
Nestle Nesquik Extreme Kart
Sink Ya Drink
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
UNICEF World Heroes Game


Art

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

JimHerrington.com
MadeinMTL - Urban Operator
MatthewSpiegelman.com
Mendelson Arts
Ninth Letter


Blog

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

Business Logs
Mary Quits
ShaunInman.com
The Soxaholix
Wrist Fashion


Business: For-Profit

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

Amplifier
HP Brand - Fender Guitar Experience
Paradise Ranch
Shop Composition
The Visual Reserve


Business: Green/Non-Profit

Sites devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of green and non-profit businesses.

Citizen Change
Festival FETA 04
First 8
Fourth Annual Media That Matters
Locks of Love


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.

AIGA Austin
Cloud King: An Art Gallery
Firewheel Design
ISAR: Resources for Environmental Activists
Ride4Ever


Classic

While the SXSW Web Awards focus on the best new internet destinations, this category is devoted to sites that launched before January 1, 2004.

2advanced Studios
Duenow
The Meatrix
The MegaPenny Project
ZeD


Community/Wiki

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

Digital Web Magazine
Dogster
The Sims 2
Spiceplay
SuperBorrowNet


Educational Resource

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

Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences of War
Cycles: African Life Through Art
Edheads Weather Activities
MoMA, Tall Buildings
Vote: The Machinery of Democracy


Experimental

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

Aardman
akso
Elevator Moods
Liquid Journey
UNDO


Film/TV

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

Alfie
I, Robot Now
Napolean Dynomite
Stupid Johnny
Style Wars


Flash

Animated cartoons as well as other intriguing content that is built using the popular Macromedia application known as Flash.

A Break in the Road
Discover Card Giftfinder
Emerald Nuts
Redwood Creek
Saturn Relay Minisite


Music

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

Billy Harvey Music
Christopher Lawrence
Evil 9
Exploratorium: Science of Music
Jason Scavone & the Noises Ten


Personal Portfolio

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

Hello Sexy
Jules Arthur
Larry Martin Gallery
Elsa Kawai
Zeichnungen Dirk Hoffmann


Student

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

Does Your Vote Count?
History of the Samurai
Shadow and Light
Stretch Daily
unknowncity.com


Technical Achievement

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

Amazon Light 4
"Death of a Salesman" E-vite
LogoYes
Popular Front Interactive Snowdays
Spooks 3


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