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Webby Awards join the real estate party

'Online Oscars' expands to new categories

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The Webby Awards, which kicks off its annual call for entries today for the "most coveted honor in online media," has expanded its competition this year to include real estate services companies, agencies and brokers. Real estate Web sites from around the world can get in the running for a Ninth Annual Webby Awards nomination by entering at "Over the years, we kept hearing from real estate businesses who wanted the chance to compete in The Webby Awards," said Tiffany Shlain, founder and creative director of the Webby Awards. "Since the Web is now so integrated into business and everyday life, our new categories paint a more complete picture of life online today." According to Shlain, sites can now be submitted in 65 categories. The 35 new additions include industry specific categories like Real Estate, Automotive, Beauty & Cosmetics, Employment, Retail, Insurance and Investor Relations, as well as consumer interest categories like Blog, Celebrity/Fan Site and...