Apps for hand-held and tablet devices will be a part of the 15th Annual Webby Awards, which set an early entry deadline of Oct. 29, with nominations to be announced in April and the winners to be recognized at a June gala.
The new mobile-app category will be judged by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, UrbanDaddy CEO Lance Broumand, and Thrillist co-founder Ben Lerer.
The Webby Awards executive director David-Michel Davies said:
In our 15 years honoring the best of the Internet, we’ve seen few developments have as profound an effect as apps and the mobile Web. Apps have transformed the online experience, changing the way we access content and enhancing every aspect of our daily lives. We’re looking forward to honoring not only these pioneering innovators, but also the Web sites, videos, and advertising that continue to shape the Internet’s future.