The 19th Annual w3 Awards

Early Entry Deadline
May 3rd, 2024

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Illuminating Brilliance in Digital Experiences, Content and Creativity

Winner Story:
Facing Life

Journalist Pendarvis Harshaw and photographer/ filmmaker Brandon Tauszik teamed up on the multimedia website project Facing Life, sharing the stories of eight individuals who were released from life sentences in California prisons. Pendarvis and Brandon recorded the former inmates’ experiences as they readjust to life outside after decades inside prison.

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Juror Spotlight:
Pavel Tahil

Meet AIVA Juror Pavel Tahil, a seasoned Senior Product Designer and UX Researcher at EPAM Systems with over nine years of experience shaping impactful digital products for leading tech companies. We sat down with him to hear his take on noCode technologies, his AI-driven healthcare dream project, and the w3 Awards categories he’s excited to review this season.

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Winner Spotlight: DeepSleep Studio

Avo Seasons, a 2023 limited edition cigar collection, takes aficionados on a sensory seasonal journey. DeepSleep Studio was challenged to craft a mixed media campaign to showcase the landscapes and flavor profiles of the cigars. Their remarkable photography won a 2023 Gold Award in Social - Social Features: Best Art Direction.

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The 3ws

Ep. 6

Travel On by Havas Chicago

The 3ws is back for another season sharing behind-the-scenes stories from last season’s w3 Award-winning projects. Driven by a pent up lust for exploration, the Travel On campaign by Havas Chicago inspires would-be tourists to “dig up their passports” and go on an adventure using their Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® card. Don’t miss how they created a campaign for a travel points card that makes dreams of wanderlust reality.

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Home of the Diamond Shine by Art of Storytelling

Ep. 5

Home of the Diamond Shine by Art of Storytelling

Last year, we amplified w3 award-winning work in our new video series: The 3ws. We asked Art of Storytelling’s founder and Head of Creative, Ariel Nuñez, to share the three “W”s (Who, What, When, Where, Why, Ho[W] ) about his commercial "Home of the Diamond Shine" for Black Diamond Car Wash in Louisiana. Don't miss how he transformed the chore of going to the car wash into a sensorial experience.

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Here for the Heavy Stuff by Mighty Nice

Ep. 4

Here for the Heavy Stuff by Mighty Nice

We asked Video Director at Mighty Nice, Gary Fouchy, to share the three “W”s (Who, What, When, Where, Why, Ho[W] ) about their w3 Best in Show commercial "Here for the Heavy Stuff" for Insuranceline. Check out how the team at Mighty Nice depicted the anxiety and worry around end of life planning by animating a birthday party for some of the world’s longest-lived creatures: tortoises.

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Meet the Jury

The w3 Awards are sanctioned by the esteemed members of the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) - an accomplished group of professionals with demonstrable expertise in all categories they review.

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Sun Yi

Founder, Night Owls & Night Owl Nation

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Megan Gilbert

VP, FORTUNE Brand Studio, Fortune Media

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Dominic Lawson

Podcast Host, Editor, and Producer, OWLS, LLC