The 12th Annual Webby Awards, aka “The Online Oscars,” has named DadLabs an “Official Honoree” in the category of Online Video How-to and DIY — which is pretty cool. It’s a kind of honorable mention for shows that didn’t get a nomination.
All good for us because the awards ceremony is in June, and that conflicts with our trip to Sweden. So we’re cool with it. Really. We will certainly hang the cool badge they sent us on the front page of the website along with the Yahoo! Video award, and the handsome certificate will be used to cover the hole the rats have chewed in the studio walls (I do not exaggerate. My morning rituals include sweeping the turds off my desk.)
We’re in very good company. The nominees and honorees are almost all produced by studios of one kind or another — CBS, HGTV, This Old House, Conde Nast, 60Frames. The Next New Networks Show “Threadbanger” got a nod. Lot of big boys in the field now. Obviously it’s not about awards, but we are fighting to get noticed here among the tall trees. If you are interested, there are tons of cool online shows to be found on the Webby site, and one set of winners are determined by popular vote, so let your voice be heard.