Webby Awards Add More Love for UI and Advertisers

The Internet's Oscars will offer new categories for user interface, streaming sites and branded entertainment for 2015.

If you really want to win the Internet this year, The Webby Awards is a pretty good place to start. For its 19th year, the award show that recognizes the best of the Web has added a slew of categories.

Among the new accolades are user interface awards for both websites and mobile apps, and a web technical achievement award that will be judged by “father of the Internet” Vint Cerf and Tumblr founder David Karp, among others in the field. Mobile apps that specialize in streaming audio and video will also receive accolades.

Brands and agencies are already the big winners, with new opportunities to make a five-word acceptance speech and update their pitch decks. The 2015 awards will have twice as many branded entertainment video categories as last year, ranging from integrated campaigns and viral videos, to new a corporate communications social media category and another for mobile campaigns.

The early entry deadline for The Webby Awards is Oct. 24. The nominations will be announced in April.