Hurrah! I received this email yesterday.
It is my pleasure to inform you that The Culturist has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Blog - Cultural category.
In recognition of the exceptional quality of submissions received this year, the Academy has acknowledged outstanding entries as Official Honorees, alongside our Nominees. With nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
Congratulations – this is an outstanding accomplishment for you and your team!
The 2012 Webby Honorees page goes on to say
With nearly 70 categories, Website entries make up the majority of Webby Awards Winners, Nominees and Honorees. Some are beautiful to look at and interact with. Others are a testament to usability and functionality. And a handful excel across the board. To be selected among the best is an incredible achievement worthy of praise -- and perhaps a little bragging.
As a result of the superior quantity and quality of sites entered, the 16th Annual Webby Awards recognized sites and teams that demonstrated a standard of excellence.
Of the 10,000 entries submitted to the 16th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15% were distinguished as an Official Honoree. This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work. Congratulations to all of our Official Honoree selections!
Here's the full list of Webby Honorees in the Cultural Blog category:
I'm happy, happy, happy.