Today, as the winners of the 2015 Webby Awards were announced, our jaws hit the floor. Between TED and TED-Ed, we won a total of 11 awards — which means we’re tied with Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign for the most Webby Awards of the year.
TED.com won seven awards, for Websites: Events (both the judges’ award and the fan-voted People’s Voice award), Websites: Best Practices (judges’ award and People’s Voice), Websites: Best Home/Welcome Page (judges’ award and People’s Voice) and Mobile Sites & Apps: Education & Reference (People’s Voice).
And our TED-Ed project on its own won four, for Online Film & Video: Science & Education (judges’ award and People’s Voice), Online Video Channels & Networks: Science & Education (judges’ award) and Websites: Education (People’s Voice).
The award winners were voted on by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, which include judges such as Conan O’Brien and Arianna Huffington. And more than 500,000 fans from 200 countries and territories voted for the People’s Voice award winners. In other words, we are humbled and thankful, and in fantastic company — the list of all Webby winners is a great browse. Now, to get ready for our 5-word acceptance speeches.