Portland’s 2009 Webvisionary Awards: Robots, Karaoke, and a Magic Bus

| May 26, 2009

2009 Webvisionary Awards

The second annual Webvisionary Awards were held Thursday, May 21st at Portland’s Bagdad Theatre. Host Ian Karmel, of The Groundlings, handed out awards to the winners and entertained the audience with digital shorts while DJ Dave Allen kept the energy high by spinning vinyl throughout the show. Also, several brave volunteers battled it out in this year’s PowerPoint Karaoke competition. The presenters had to improv a PowerPoint presentation on stage in front of the audience while being critiqued by an American Idol-like panel of judges.  After the awards, the party continued as the Winners hopped on the “Magic Bus”, parked outside the Theatre, to enjoy the mobile green room and toast their victory.  And now…the Robot goes to…..

Video/Motion – This category recognizes outstanding websites or online content featuring video, animation, or motion graphics.

Winner:
Morgan’s Hotel GroupZAAZ

Finalists:
Cry Wolf LiveCascade Web Development
The Usual DefectsPop Art

Host Ian Karmel

Host Ian Karmel with DJ Dave Allen

Art/Experimental – These sites explore the beauty and push the limits of what is possible on the web.

Winner:
Sherry Mills PhotographyMetamorfize

Finalists:
Landscape-y – KJ Design
Mimi Ferzt Gallery-Soho NYCMetamorfize

Mashups – Sites of online web applications that leverage the power of API’s to create something unique out of two or more sources.

Winner:
Twendz!Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Finalists:
Memorex Karaoke CabPeriscopic
PortwitureTyler Sticka

Waggener Edstrom's Timothy Sears takes home the People's Choice Award

Timothy Sears takes home 2 awards for Waggener Edstrom- the People's Choice Award & the Mashup Award

Entertainment – From laughs to chuckles to ROTFLOL, these sites are created for amusement only.

Winner:
Hungry Man TV – SightWorks, INC

Finalist:
Coconut IslandCabana Games, LLC

Applications (Web and Mobile) – These applications leverage the power of the cloud to make all of us more productive.

Winner:
MacTrakGadgetTrak

Finalist:
London. Spot-On” travel guide iPhone Application – PMSI

Community – Social media is just getting started. These sites connect all of us together through the power of the web.

Winner:
LIVESTRONG.COMRuder Finn

Finalists:
The Expedition Republic by Mountain HardwearWhite Horse
Wacom CommunityeROI

Personal and/or Blog – Sites that reflect your personality through biographic content or persistent ramblings about one of your favorite subjects.

Winner:
Days with My FatherFashionbuddha Studio

Finalists:
The Pop Art BlogPop Art
Travel Oregon BlogeROI

David Lowe-Rogstad of Substance poses with the Viral Award before heading to the mobile green room

David Lowe-Rogstad of Substance poses with the Viral Award before heading to the Magic Bus

Viral – Sites, videos, or online published material whose popularity is growing so fast that it cannot be stopped.

Winner:
SXSW LessonSubstance

Finalist:
Leatherman ArgentumPop Art

Informational/Educational
– From trivia to online tutorials, these sites promote the excellence of education.

Winner:
MercyCorps.org – Mercy Corps

Finalists:
eHow.comRuder Finn
MIT WorldISITE Design

Jeanne Turner accepts ISITE Design's award for Business/Advertising

Jeanne Turner accepts ISITE Design's award for Business/Advertising

Business/Advertising – Sites dedicated to inform, promote, or provide transactions for a for-profit organization.

Winner:
zipcarISITE Design

Finalists:
BotPeriscopic
Columbia’s Pioneers of the Greater OutdoorsWhite Horse

People’s Choice – Votes were submitted via the Twitter ID @wv09 using the unique hashtag assigned to each finalist.

Winner:
Twendz! – Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

After party celebration in the Magic Bus mobile green room

After party celebration in the Magic Bus mobile green room

Best of Show – The best of the best.

Winner:
Days With My Father- Fashionbuddha Studio

Best PowerPoint Karaoke

Winner:
Amber Case @caseorganic

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2009 Webvisionary Awards

The second annual Webvisionary Awards were held Thursday, May 21st at Portland’s Bagdad Theatre. Host Ian Karmel, of The Groundlings, handed out awards to the winners and entertained the audience with digital shorts while DJ Dave Allen kept the energy high by spinning vinyl throughout the show. Also, several brave volunteers battled it out in this year’s PowerPoint Karaoke competition. The presenters had to improv a PowerPoint presentation on stage in front of the audience while being critiqued by an American Idol-like panel of judges.  After the awards, the party continued as the Winners hopped on the “Magic Bus”, parked outside the Theatre, to enjoy the mobile green room and toast their victory.  And now…the Robot goes to…..

Video/Motion – This category recognizes outstanding websites or online content featuring video, animation, or motion graphics.

Winner:
Morgan’s Hotel GroupZAAZ

Finalists:
Cry Wolf LiveCascade Web Development
The Usual DefectsPop Art

Host Ian Karmel

Host Ian Karmel with DJ Dave Allen

Art/Experimental – These sites explore the beauty and push the limits of what is possible on the web.

Winner:
Sherry Mills PhotographyMetamorfize

Finalists:
Landscape-y – KJ Design
Mimi Ferzt Gallery-Soho NYCMetamorfize

Mashups – Sites of online web applications that leverage the power of API’s to create something unique out of two or more sources.

Winner:
Twendz!Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Finalists:
Memorex Karaoke CabPeriscopic
PortwitureTyler Sticka

Waggener Edstrom's Timothy Sears takes home the People's Choice Award

Timothy Sears takes home 2 awards for Waggener Edstrom- the People's Choice Award & the Mashup Award

Entertainment – From laughs to chuckles to ROTFLOL, these sites are created for amusement only.

Winner:
Hungry Man TV – SightWorks, INC

Finalist:
Coconut IslandCabana Games, LLC

Applications (Web and Mobile) – These applications leverage the power of the cloud to make all of us more productive.

Winner:
MacTrakGadgetTrak

Finalist:
London. Spot-On” travel guide iPhone Application – PMSI

Community – Social media is just getting started. These sites connect all of us together through the power of the web.

Winner:
LIVESTRONG.COMRuder Finn

Finalists:
The Expedition Republic by Mountain HardwearWhite Horse
Wacom CommunityeROI

Personal and/or Blog – Sites that reflect your personality through biographic content or persistent ramblings about one of your favorite subjects.

Winner:
Days with My FatherFashionbuddha Studio

Finalists:
The Pop Art BlogPop Art
Travel Oregon BlogeROI

David Lowe-Rogstad of Substance poses with the Viral Award before heading to the mobile green room

David Lowe-Rogstad of Substance poses with the Viral Award before heading to the Magic Bus

Viral – Sites, videos, or online published material whose popularity is growing so fast that it cannot be stopped.

Winner:
SXSW LessonSubstance

Finalist:
Leatherman ArgentumPop Art

Informational/Educational
– From trivia to online tutorials, these sites promote the excellence of education.

Winner:
MercyCorps.org – Mercy Corps

Finalists:
eHow.comRuder Finn
MIT WorldISITE Design

Jeanne Turner accepts ISITE Design's award for Business/Advertising

Jeanne Turner accepts ISITE Design's award for Business/Advertising

Business/Advertising – Sites dedicated to inform, promote, or provide transactions for a for-profit organization.

Winner:
zipcarISITE Design

Finalists:
BotPeriscopic
Columbia’s Pioneers of the Greater OutdoorsWhite Horse

People’s Choice – Votes were submitted via the Twitter ID @wv09 using the unique hashtag assigned to each finalist.

Winner:
Twendz! – Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

After party celebration in the Magic Bus mobile green room

After party celebration in the Magic Bus mobile green room

Best of Show – The best of the best.

Winner:
Days With My Father- Fashionbuddha Studio

Best PowerPoint Karaoke

Winner:
Amber Case @caseorganic