Tiny Awards: Celebrating the Goodness of the Homemade Web
June 7, 2024 1:17 PM   Subscribe

Thanks to (MeFi's own) Matt Muir, it's the return of the Tiny Awards, "a small prize to celebrate interesting, small, craft-y internet projects and spaces which basically make the web a more fun place to be." Nominations are open until June 23. Via the excellent Web Curios, also brought to us by Matt.

From the site: "We hoped it would be a small contribution to celebrating ‘people making stuff on the internet for the fun of it and the love of it and the hell of it’. We were thrilled to see that people seemed to like the idea, so we’re doing it again in 2024 - still tiny, still celebratory, and still (hopefully) helping spread the word about some of the small, personal, whimsical, weird and poetic things people are making on what is left of the web." Last year's winner.
posted by MonkeyToes (8 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
posted by jessamyn at 1:26 PM on June 7 [4 favorites]

I know that this isn't, strictly speaking, a Best of the Web site in and of itself. But I love seeing homemade efforts rewarded, and I hope that this post will generate some submissions. And come on, rotating sandwiches! (Also, props to Matt Muir. I continue to appreciate his curation skills, and his commitment to highlighting interesting stuff.)
posted by MonkeyToes at 1:48 PM on June 7 [1 favorite]

I was lucky enough to be on the selection committee for this last year and it was incredibly fun to see so much online creativity. I ended up writing a little about each finalist, and when the winner was announced, a little more about how I approached narrowing it down to just two selections.

There were over 270 submissions last year, and I hope they far surpass that this year. Go nominate your favorites! But be aware of the criteria: each site should be primarily non-commercial in nature, made by individual creators and not an agency/brand, needs to have launched in the 12 months, can't require an app/download to experience, and the site must be on a domain/subdomain owned by the person who made it.

Also worth noting that: as great as Matt Muir is, he made it with Naive Weekly's Kristoffer Tjalve.
posted by waxpancake at 2:15 PM on June 7 [7 favorites]

Ah, thanks, waxpancake! And thank you to Kristoffer Tjalve!
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:29 PM on June 7

So I did the data poets
here's the poem:
'Evergreen Yolk'

Night parks the silence,
Crescent observer slices the sky.
Field wrought in deep blues—
a pause in Ann Arbor’s murmur.
Lone billboard, blank, chuckles:
"Drink Faygo—Ye Glow at Night!"

I shall re-title it:
Towne Club: and the limited liability machine.
posted by clavdivs at 2:42 PM on June 7 [1 favorite]

and how does it get Chrysler Newport from a 65 Chevrolet Impala but it can read the sign on the door?
posted by clavdivs at 2:59 PM on June 7

THANKYOU! And also, yes, more power to Kris and Naive Weekly x
posted by muggsy1079 at 5:29 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]

Mod note: [Thank you, MonkeyToes and Matt! This post has been added to the sidebar and Best Of blog! ⭐️]
posted by taz (staff) at 1:51 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]

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