This year, Hop Studios is an associate member judge in the Webby Awards. This means we do first-round evaluations on hopeful submitters’ sites, giving them a perusal and grade before the executive academy renders their final crowning of glory upon those noble sites that fly above the clouds of lesser entries.
I don’t know how many other judges there are like us. Fifty? A hundred? But there’s more than 100 categories from Activism to Youth, and I’m sure there’s more than a few entries in each category, so I’m guessing I’ve got my work cut out for me.
We’ve entered a few of our clients’ sites again this year. Don’t worry—we’ll recuse ourselves from our own sites (and from any by a direct competitor, of course). Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to delving into literally the best the Web had to offer in 2009. Wish me a fun Saturday night!