The Critters 2012 Shortlist

At New Adventures in Web Design, we launched the second year of The Critters and opened nominations to the community at large. At the same time we did a round robin with the guys and girls we’ve spoken to, seen on stage and generally admired over the past few years to build a brilliant judging panel to whittle down your nominations to a shortlist for everyone to vote on.

After a slightly overwhelming response with nominations, and a good month of deliberating from the judges, we’ve finally pulled together this year’s shortlist for The Critters Web Design and Development Awards.

Without further ado…

Meme of the Year

Nyan Cat
Casual Pepper Spraying Cop
(I was going to nominate a meme, but) I took an arrow to the knee

Win of the Year

Shelving of SOPA
Occupy Movement
Bill Gates giving away half his personal fortune to charity

Web We Would Mate With

2011.buildconf.com
Boston Globe
The Great Discontent

Web Open to All

Gov.uk
HTML5 Doctor
A List Apart

Web Personality of the Year

Aral Balkan
Simon Collison
Robert Stringer

Next Big Thing

Matt Gifford
Simon Foster
Anna Debenham

Voice of the Year

Aral Balkan
Frank Chimero
Wilson Miner

Event of the Year

New Adventures
Build 2011
Web Developers Conference

Congratulations to all those nominated! The event itself will take place on June 20 in East London, where attendees will have the chance to live vote for the winners. Keep an eye on Twitter and the site to find out how you can secure your invite to the event of the year!

Published by Luke

Luke is one of Ubelly’s resident social media guys, occasionally switching hats for a bit of design. He is the in-house meme expert, uses foursquare a little too much and gets hot under the collar when it comes to design, usability and gorgeous code.

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