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BBC, ESPN win at Webbys 2002

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The Webby Awards - run by the The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences - are the pinnacle of recognition that Internet sites receive from the industry for excellence in the online realm. And in its sixth edition, the Webbys saw quite a few media firms getting a pat on their backs for their Internet forays.

 The BBC pocketed two awards - one for Best News and the second for Best Radio. The Osbournes a reality show focusing on rock star Ozzy Osbourne's family bagged one for best television. Search engine Google pocketed the best practices award for the second year in succession for serving as a model of excellence.

Several sites walked away with both a Webby Award and a People's Voice Award, which is decided by public vote. Dual winners included espn.com for Best Sports, Lonely Planet Online; Amazon.com for Best Commerce; The Onion for Best Humor; epicurious.com for Best Living; and evite.com for Best Services. 

The sixth year of the Webbys witnessed a record number of entries - indicating that the disgruntlement by the business world with the Internet was easing off. Entries from 36 nations came in. Among these: AllAfrica.com (Mauritius-News), Debkafile (Israel-News), BBC News Online (United Kingdom-News), Freemuse (Denmark-Music), RTE Interactive Radio (Ireland-Radio), and The Vatican (Vatican City-Spirituality).

"This year's winners and nominees surely live up to the title 'world wide'," Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain reportedly told the attendees at the awards ceremony. "The Webby Awards are proud to honor the Web sites that are setting the standards for the medium and bringing the world online." 

Three new awards- The Rising Star Award, the Top Global Site and the Top US site - were unfurled at the Webby Awards 2002. These recognise sites that excel at attracting visitors and were presented in partnership with Nielsen//NetRatings.

The winners of the three awards were the following in the order stated: self-assessment site Emode, Yahoo! and AOL.com. 

The list of winners: 

ACTIVISIM: tolerance.org 

BEST PRACTICES: Google 

BROADBAND: GUGGENHEIM.COM 

COMMERCE: Amazon.com 

COMMUNITY: Idealist.org 

EDUCATION: Exploratorium 

FASHION: ZOOZOOM.com Magazine 

FILM: Donnie Darko 

FINANCE: Yahoo! Finance 

GAMES: Netbaby 

GOVERNMENT and LAW: Library of Congress 

HEALTH: teenwire.com 

HUMOR: The Onion 

KIDS: OLogy 

LIVING: epicurious.com

MUSIC: LOOPLABS

NET ART: 360degrees 

NEWS: BBC News 

PERSONAL SITE: The Committee to Free Lori Berenson 

POLITICS: Center for Responsive Politics 

PRINT and ZINES: Salon.com 

RADIO: BBC Radio 4 website 

SCIENCE: Becoming Human 

SERVICES: evite 

SPIRITUALITY: BeliefNet 

SPORTS: ESPN.com 

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT : David Rumsey Historical Map Collection 

TRAVEL: Lonely Planet Online 

TELEVISION: The Osbournes 

WEIRD: Devices of Wonder 

RISING STAR: Emode 

TOP U.S. PROPERTY: AOL 

TOP GLOBAL PROPERTY: Yahoo!

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