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Sandrific Wins People’s Champ in the 5th Annual Pixel Awards

01.07.11 | Posted in Awards | Comments Off on Sandrific Wins People’s Champ in the 5th Annual Pixel Awards

Sandrific has been named a People’s Champ winner in the 2010 Pixel Awards Weird category. Established in 2006, the Pixel Awards take a fresh look at the best on the web. They are the cutting-edge website award, annually honoring compelling sites that have shown excellence in web design and development.

Websites are submitted in diverse categories such as Agency, Apps, Fashion, Geek, Green, Movies, and Non-Profit. Any site can enter. Only 22 exceptional judges’ picks and 22 People’s Champ winners were selected.

In the Pixel Awards, Weird designates “strange sites that are so cutting-edge, they’re bleeding-edge. Not just breaking barriers, burning them down. Rhyme or reason optional.” The mind-blowing Propaganda3 Experience (free the Viridian Disciple!) from p3 | bazillion was named category winner. Other outstanding competitors included Errandboy’s Playground; Skullcandy Virtual Room from Rain LLC; and The Threshold from JUXT Interactive. The complete list of nominees and categories can be viewed here.

Sandrific currently showcases 81 sands from 17 different countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Mexico, Honduras, Australia, New Zealand, Tunisia, Egypt, India, and several Caribbean islands.

A big thank you to everyone who voted for Sandrific!

Sandrific Named Official Honoree in the 14th Annual Webby Awards

04.14.10 | Posted in Awards | Comments Off on Sandrific Named Official Honoree in the 14th Annual Webby Awards

Sandrific has been selected as an Official Honoree for NetArt in the 14th Annual Webby Awards!

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Of the nearly 10,000 entries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15 percent were distinguished as an Official Honoree.

I’m deeply honored that Sandrific has been recognized by the Webby Awards two years in a row and I’m thankful to everyone who has contributed sand and beautiful photos to help build the site, ensuring that Sandrific can continue to bring joy to people who love sand.

What is NetArt?

The NetArt genre includes work that integrates art and technology, exploring and expanding the Web as a medium. Also called Internet art, digital art, and new media art, NetArt represents contemporary art experiences that use the Web as a key component, though they may include offline physical elements as well, such as interactive kiosks, mobile technology, performance art, or environmental installations.

For an in-depth discussion about NetArt, read the Ten Myths of Internet Art, written in 2002 by the Guggenheim Museum’s former Assistant Curator of Media Art, Jon Ippolito.

Help Sandrific Win a Webby!

04.15.09 | Posted in Awards | Comments Off on Help Sandrific Win a Webby!

Sandrific has been nominated for Best Personal Web Site in the 13th Annual Webby Awards!

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. In this year’s awards, “Lucky 13!” there were nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and 60 countries worldwide. Of those, only five nominees are selected for each of the Webby’s 70 categories.

Between now and April 30, please visit the People’s Voice ballot and cast a vote for Sandrific.

Your support can really make a difference. According to the Webby Awards, *one* vote determined the winner of a category in last year’s contest. You can view the full list of nominees here. Winners will be announced on May 5.