Nokia and The Webby Awards announced that they are teaming up to allow the global web community to choose their own Webby winners and to help shoot the first-ever â€œWe Shot the Webbysâ€ video campaign.
Under the partnership, Nokia will be the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for the Webby Peopleâ€™s Voice Awards, with every 10,000th voter winning one Nokia Nseries multimedia devices. Last year, nearly half a million votes were cast in the Webby Peopleâ€™s Voice Awards.
To give the world a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at this yearâ€™s Webby Awards, Nokia NSeries multimedia devices will be distributed to all the winners of the Webby Film & Video Awards. The film- and video-makers will use the devices to document their Webby experiences in â€œWe Shot the Webbys,â€ an online video campaign.
Voting for The Webby Peopleâ€™s Voice Awards presented by Nokia, kicks off with the announcement of nominees for The 12th Annual Webby Awards on April 8, 2008. Winners will be announced on April 29th and honored at two star-studded ceremonies in New York City: The Webby Film & Video Awards on June 9th and The 12th Annual Webby Awards Gala on June 10th.