Free to list Australian property website has been recognised for setting standards in creativity and innovation online, making it to the international list of Webby Award nominees in the real estate category.
One of just five nominees in the category, Homely.com.au says it was the only Australian real estate company to be selected in 2016 to represent real estate in what it describes as the “Academy Awards of the Internet."
"Hailed as the 'Internet's highest honour' by The New York Times, the Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)," explains Homely Co-CEO and Head of Product Adam Spencer.
"It is the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet."
IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts including Tumblr founder David Karp, Executive Creative Director at Refinery29 Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram Eva Chen, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Jimmy Kimmel and and creator of the .gif file format Steve Wilhite.
“This nomination is a true testament to our vision of a faster and easier real estate search experience,” Spencer says.
"To be placed as one of the top 5 real estate sites in the world is a big honour.”
As a nominee, Homely.com.au is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe.
From now until April 21st, homely.com.au fans can cast their votes on the Webby Award's website.
The Webby Awards Executive Director David-Michel Davies says nominees like Homely.com.au are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the almost 13,000 entries we received this year,” Davies says.
The Webby Awards honour excellence on the Internet including Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites, Apps and Social.
Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide this year.