Thursday, January 14, 2010

2009 Okie Blog Awards

Nominations are now being taken for the 2009 Okie Blog Awards.

From the official blog:
The purpose of the Okie Blog Awards is to recognize the outstanding talent, creativity and hard work of Oklahoma bloggers, and to encourage excellence in blogging.

The program was founded five years ago and was originally based on peer-selection. Peer selection will continue as the core of the nominating process; however, final determination and selection of top winners in each category will be made by a panel of experts, all of whom are from Oklahoma.
Here is a link to the official rules, and here is a list of the categories open for nomination. You can only nominate if you are an active Okie blogger, and by email ( The top ten nominees in each category will be announced between February 3rd (when nominations end) and February 5th (when voting begins). Voting closes on February 12th, a board of panelists will be announced on the 13th, and the winners will be unveiled by the panel no later than February 19th.

The categories for nomination are as follows:
  • Best Arts/Crafts Blog
  • Best Audio/Podcast Blog
  • Best Business-Related Blog
  • Best Culture Blog
  • Best Blog Design
  • Best Family Blog
  • Best Food Blog
  • Most Humorous Blog
  • Most Inspirational Blog
  • Best Kept Secret (blogging prior to 1/1/09; not the prior recipient of an Okie blog award)
  • Best Micro-Blogger (Yes, Best Tweeter. Who writes the best 140 characters?)
  • Best New Blog (2009)
  • Best Oklahoma City Blog (metropolitan region)
  • Best Overall Blog
  • Best Photography Blog
  • Best Political Blog (Conservative)
  • Best Political Blog (Liberal)
  • Best Representation of Oklahoma
  • Best Rural Blog
  • Best Single Topic Blog (majority of content must be on one topic)
  • Best Tech Blog
  • Best Tulsa Blog (metropolitan region)
  • Best Veteran Blogger (5+Years)
  • Best Writing
Now, if you are a blogger, participate in the 2009 Okie Blog Awards process!

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