I don’t have a whole lot of information about this just yet, but I thought I’d pass along some awesome news: Protagonize is a finalist in the Community category for this year’s SXSW Web Awards! Don’t believe me? Check out the list of official finalists, released this afternoon:
There’s some serious heavy-hitters in the finalist list this year (as always with SXSW!), including formidable past winners such as Flickr, Ars Technica, and Stumbleupon; new entries Hulu, Mint.com, Brightkite, and SoundCloud, and Penguin’s We Tell Stories project; and even local guys (and fellow co-nominees at the 2008 CNMA Awards) Pixton, among others.
Even in the Community category, Protagonize is up against four other top-notch community sites, including Yahoo!’s Delicious 2.0, which should be an interesting face-off (ahem.)
I’ll post more about what all this nomination entails once I have it — they’re being pretty stingy with the information over at the selection committee right now. I think it does increase my odds of being at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX next quite severely, though.
Once I hear more about it, I’ll let y’all know. :)