We very excited to bring you the finalists for the 13th Annual SXSW Web Awards Finalists presented by Adobe — all finalists are sites that were launched or completely redesigned in 2009. The winners in each category will be revealed at the SXSW Web Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 14 at the Hilton Austin Downtown.
Green and Non-profit websites that are striving to make the world a better place.
Humor, memes and all the stuff that is weird for the sake of weird.
From traditional photography to untraditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.
Sites that revolutionize the power of publishing by providing regularly updated content of a personal or professional nature.
Sites devoted to the promotional needs, functions and services of for-profit businesses.
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.
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.
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 sites 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
Sites related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as destinations that offer streaming video content.
The online destinations that help make your life a lot more fun.
Sites optimized for handheld and portable devices.
Animations, cartoons, and other intriguing content built using applications such as Adobe/Macromedia Flash.
Sites related to musicians, bands, and the music industry, as well online radio and other destinations that offer streaming audio content.
The portfolios, pet projects and personal collections of individuals who are displaying their work and passions online.
This category is devoted exclusively to the student web designers who are refreshing this industry with new talent and new ideas.
These are the sites that are re-inventing and re-defining the technical parameters of our online experience.