For the second year in a row, America's Test Kitchen has been recognized by the Webby Awards! Our podcast Proof has been nominated for Best Podcast in the Lifestyle category (which it won the People's Voice Award in last year), and America's Test Kitchen's social media have been nominated for Best Social Media in the Food & Drink category. Voting is open to everyone and ends on Thursday, May 7th.
Regarded as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. The Webby Awards highlight the best of the Internet, from websites and videos to apps and games.
According to the Webby's website, the Best Social Media category includes accounts on behalf of restaurants, critics, influencers, brands, and manufacturers. The category is platform agnostic, which means that nominees are based on any and all social media content that best exemplifies the work. So all of those those beautiful food photos you see on America's Test Kitchen's Instagram account, delicious recipes you click on from our Facebook account, helpful videos you watch on our YouTube channel, and announcements you get from our Twitter feed have all combined to make one of the Internet's best food-related social presences.
Hosted by Bridget Lancaster, Proof investigates the hidden backstories behind the foods you love (or hate). Its fourth season started this month and so far, episodes have included deep dives into atomic peanuts, ancient yeast, and the culture of negative Yelp reviews. New episodes air on Thursdays and can be found anywhere you listen to podcasts.
"It's so humbling that Proof has been nominated for another Webby," Bridget said. "Our small but mighty team of producers—Kaitlin Keleher, Sara Joyner, Caroline Rickert, and I—has worked really hard to make this podcast possible, and the fact that we've made something that people enjoy makes it all worthwhile."