The Next Web Awards are the world wide web public awards for most promising and upcoming services and people.
So these are awards for future accomplishments 🙂
The most interesting thing about these awards is the voting process. In most elections every vote has equal power, but not in this one. You can gain voting power by voting in every category and by inviting others to vote also. Any vote can count up to 12 times in the election. On the Awards website you can see what you need to do to gain this power.
See Patrick’s post about how they came up with the idea for a new voting system.
Go to awards.thenextweb.org and start voting, or use the widget on the right of this page so my votes will gain power 😉