CNet's 2008 Webware 100 Awards in the Publishing and Photography category!
I've got to admit that the idea of bragging about winning an intangible award makes us feel a little weird, especially as I'm not normally a fan of online awards sites (and no, the irony of my founding Worth1000 isn't lost on me). But we really respect the way that Rafe and everyone at CNet run the entire process. Sites don't have to pay to be included in the nomination process, there is some professional editorial preselection and the rest is up to the Internet. Very Cool.
Here's a partial snippet of the email we received from CNet that explains how we were chosen:
The 2008 Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications on the Web today. After receiving more than 5,000 nominations for inclusion in the Webware 100, our editors selected 300 finalists. But the Web's users decided the final cut, voting nearly two million times to select the 100 top products--10 each in of 10 categories--from our list of 300 finalists.
So we really have our awesome user base at Aviary and Worth1000 to thank for helping us go all the way!
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners - we were in amazingly good company.]]