MAN, THE INTERNET is so entitled. Everybody expects a trophy, you know?
Okay, okay, maybe the internet has earned a few trophies; it is, after all, a digital frontier of innovation and brilliant risk-taking, alongside emoticons I no longer understand and people who say "disrupt" too often.
In the interests of seeing good work get rewarded, the WebVisionary Awards—produced annually by the nationally known WebVisions conference—recognizes the "most imaginative, daring, and curious talent on the web" in the way all true visionaries hope to one day be rewarded: with tiny robot trophies.
Categories include "Fantastic Typographic," which highlights the finest in web fonts; "Friending Social," which rewards the best new innovations in social networking; and "Greater Good," which rewards work that's actually trying to make the world a better place. Winners receive heaps of cyber-glory and a miniature robot, and the awards show itself touts "competitive rounds of presentation karaoke" and a DJ, for a night of unbuttoned revelry that promises to answer the question of just how far down a buncha web designers are capable of getting.
WebVisionary Awards at Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, Tues Oct 8, 7 pm, free.