SXSW Website Competition Finalists - My Picks

The results are in! Introducing the SXSW Website Competition Finalists for 2003. Winners will be announced at the SXSW Web Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, March 9.

Make sure to cast your vote for your favorite finalist in the People's Choice Awards.

Animation/Cartoon

Croatian Tales of Long Ago nice fairy tale flash with sound, runner up
Sixsidia couldn't get it to work . . . confusing but nice graphics
Tales on the LEGO Express well done interactive cartoon on a train
TotalPort Movie nice demo
Wednesday Cooper great new way to do poetry, the winner

Art/Culture

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People well done native peoples site, A for content
Circle of Stories 
Heimophotography stunning Iceland photos w/ nice interface, runner up
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston very fine museum site
Nikolas Koenig Photography The winner, a very good site could have been a great one if the author had offered a "slide show" option

Audio/Radio

Andante well done classical music site Winner
Corridos Sin Fronteras 
Hot Topic Radio
Passport To Texas
Sonic Memorial Project

Content/E-zine

AllAboutDJ nice pull down menus with top music charts 
Drunken Boat real nice poetry magazine with audio
GAIN 2.0 average looking business design site
Polar Inertia The 7.5 and 8 point text is unreadable, talk about fine print
Urban Collective terrific main page drop down tied to graphic window Winner

Developer's Resource

Airshare.org
All Consuming Winner Book Reviews tied to Amazon purchase links and to book blogs
Flash Goddess
Tangent
Usable Help

Educational Resource

Campfire Stories with George Catlin
Face to Face
Safe As Mother's Milk: The Hanford Project
Stories Untold
The 35th Infantry Division in World War Two

Experimental

A is for Apple
mc.clintock.com
onModular
Trevor Van Meter Flyguy
You and We

Film/Film Industry

Anamorphoses
Bowling For Columbine
Ice Age
Minority Report
Terminator 3

Gaming

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Shooting Stars Krazy Golf
The Sopranos, Big Pussy's Poker Heaven
Tokidoki's Sushi Race
Tracker: The Hunt for Zin

Green/Non-Profit

The Green Squad
It's My Life
Mercury Rising: Bearing Witness to Climate Change
Network for Good -- Youth Noise
WWF Expeditions in Conservation: Mesoamerican Reef

Grrl Site

Another Girl at Play
GirlsAllowed! Winner for clever pictures and captions
Nike Goddess Very fine fashion site, close runnerup
Torrid
Zanadi Jeans

Humor/Satire

Behind the Typeface: Cooper Black
Indecision 2002
Soapfiend
Super Console Wars
Totally Off the Record

Movie/TV

In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01
Media That Matters
SPONGI
Three Abreast
Wanda Jean: One Year Later

Music Industry

The Artist Couch Exchange
Misra Records
Motel Records
Sleeman
Songwriters Hall of Fame Virtual Museum

Musical Artist/Band

Blofeld
Gershwin Music Estate
J.Boogie
Rush
Sparta

Personal/Online Diary

Fear and Loafing on the Mayan Riviera
First-Year Student Journals
optimal | suboptimal
The SB Project
WiredNomad

Redesign/Relaunch

Art*o*mat
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents
Kaliber10000
PeterFunch.com
Scene 360

Services

AbstractDevice
Meetup
Pixeltees
Veer: Visual Elements for Creatives
Who's We Design Studios

Student

Closure
Headcase Productions
Fresh Media v3
One Night at the Star Fright
Tagged

Weblog

Airbag nice three column layout, great graphics, interesting content
Erichian nice page but it doesn't look like a weblog
Pixelog again nice photos but why is it so hard to do an automated slideshow, makes me click, click, click, click...
Ultramicroscopic very nice subtle use of color and graphics
WHEDONesque.com Share your views on Buffy, Angel, Firefly and any other projects in which Joss is involved. Blood and Burba weed will be served. Bring your own demon. The winner.

Weird/Extreme

The Awakening
Bad Girl Good Woman Productions
The Devil's Dictionary
A Dog and His Elephant
Holiday Greeting