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webbylogo12Nominations were released this week for the 17th annual Webby Awards, the Oscars-style bash for Internet innovation, creativity and other wacky stuff. And like in the past, Seattle area companies are well represented on the list of nominees which spans categories in digital advertising, film, Web sites and mobile apps.

The public has until April 26 to choose their favorites. Winners will be announced on April 30, with the official ceremony slated for May 21 in New York. The show will air the following day.

The Webby Awards rolled out a slick new “Winners Gallery + Archive” last week, making it easier to peruse the past winners of the awards — including their five-word acceptance speeches — and putting the Webby Awards more on par with the sites they honor. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team helped to make this possible.

Here are the Seattle-area nominees:

WhitePages' Current CallerID app.
WhitePages’ Current CallerID app.

Nominee: Current Caller ID by WhitePages

Entrant Organization: WhitePages

Nominated for: Best Social (Mobile & Apps)


Nominee: Slacker Radio Windows 8 Application

Entrant Organization: Cypress

Nominated for: Best Podcasts (Mobile & Apps)


Nominee: Zillow Real Estate App for iPad

Entrant Organization: Zillow

Nominated for: Best Utilities & Services App (Mobile & Apps)


Zillow's iPad app.
Zillow’s iPad app.

Nominee: The Roper

Entrant Organization: Lucid Inc.

Nominated for: Best Documentary: Individual Episode (Online Film & Video)


Nominee: Zillow

Entrant Organization: Zillow

Nominated for: Best Real Estate Website (Websites – Services)


Nominee: University of Maryland Undergraduate Admissions Website

Entrant Organization: Frause

Nominated for: Best School/University Website (Websites – Society)


Microsoft's "Child of the 90s" IE commercial was a home-run.
Microsoft’s “Child of the 90s” IE commercial was a home run.

Nominee: Child of the 90s

Entrant Organization: Microsoft

Nominated for: Best Online Commercials (Interactive Advertising & Media)


Nominee: Atari Arcade

Entrant Organization: Microsoft

Nominated for: Best Games Website (Websites – Entertainment)


Atari Arcade, built by Microsoft.

Nominee: Contre Jour

Entrant Organization: Microsoft

Nominated for: Best Games Website (Websites – Entertainment)


Nominee: Contre Jour

Entrant Organization: Microsoft

Nominated for: Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics (Websites – Features)


Nominee: Project Prometheus: Training Center

Entrant Organization: Microsoft

Nominated for: Best Use of Video or Moving Image (Websites – Features)

Previously on GeekWire: Webby Awards gets an upgrade, with help from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer

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