Organisers of the Webby Awards - the so-called "Oscars of the Internet" are seeking more entries from this part of the world for their year 2000 competition.
Sites can be submitted now on the Webbys Web site at http://www.webbyawards.com, at a cost of $US50 per site per category. The 22 categories range from finance, news and film to "weird".
Two awards are given in each category - the People's Choice Award is selected by public online vote and the Webby Award itself is chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a group founded in 1998 and based on the Webbys' original judging academy.
The academy and the Webbys themselves are both part of Computerworld's parent company, IDG Communications.
The three-stage judging process involves 240 "leading industry experts" who first review all sites submitted, draw up a list of nominations (110 sites made nominee status in the awards judged last March) and, finally, select winners. The process is overseen by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Awards are presented at a bash in San Francisco where - in a notable break from the film industry event on which the Webbys are modelled - winners' speeches are limited to five words.
Entries can be submitted at http://www.webbyawards.com