Thursday, April 24, 2008

Nominations now accepted!

Good morning!

I am now taking nominations in five categories:

Best Blog
Prize: "I Am An NWT Blogger" T-shirt, handmade by Jen of Nunavut.

Best New Blog (new within the last 12 months)
Prize: Dinner for two at Megan's house in Yellowknife. It's your job to get yourself there. :)

Best Post
Prize: Framed northern photo from

Best Photography
Prize: Set of northern cards from Rob & Tina.

Best/Funniest Northern Story
Prize: NWT birch basket with quillwork or original tufting on hide in a loop from Indigo.

General Rules:
Any format will be accepted, including video blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. Any topic will be accepted. The awards for individual posts can be from any time -- they don't have to be from the past year -- but if they're older, they have to be from a time when the blogger was living in the NWT. I will call foul on any posts about your flat in Toronto or your daily lattemochaspressachino.

You can nominate as many blogs as you want, and you can even nominate yourself. Put your nominations in the comments box. You can do it anonymously if you want to, but please provide a URL for the blog or post you're nominating.

You only have to submit a blog or post once in each category. If it has already been nominated in the category you were planning to nominate it in, there's no need to re-submit it. We'll vote later: for now, our focus is on getting the list of nominees together. The same blog can win multiple times.

Nominations close Saturday, April 27, at 11:59 pm. NWT time, of course. Voting will begin Sunday morning.


jen on April 24, 2008 at 1:08 AM said...
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jen on April 24, 2008 at 1:13 AM said...

I failed miserably at linking all that jazz in HTML, is there an easier way to do that? Now it might be because it's 4 in the morning, but it's just too complicated to list all your nominations & links in HTML in this tiny box. So my apologies, I am sending you an e-mail.:) I hope this is ok with you.

Megan on April 24, 2008 at 6:21 AM said...

OK. I've received several e-mails, actually, so I'm going to combine them in several posts below.

If you see your nominees, no need to re-nominate.

Megan on April 24, 2008 at 6:27 AM said...

Best Blog:
Eclectic Blogs
Flame of God
Inuvik Phil
Karan's Blog
Reflections in the Snow-Covered Hills
Just Below 63

Megan on April 24, 2008 at 6:28 AM said...

Best Photography:
Peterson Photography and Design
Inuvik Phil

Megan on April 24, 2008 at 6:28 AM said...

Best Post:
The Fowlers (Peterson Photography and Design)
GNWT Cutting Costs But Not in the Right Places (Eclectic Blogs)
Reasons We Can't Let The Atheists Win (Flame of God)
You Darn Kids! (Inuvik Phil)
Why Do We Make The Schedule, Anyway? (Just Below 63)
What's Playing In My Walkman (Karan's Blog)
The Issue: Literacy Problems (Reflections in the Snow-Covered Hills)
Mother Nature Has A Great Sense Of Humour (Just Below 63)

Megan on April 24, 2008 at 6:29 AM said...

Best New Blog:
Karan's Blog
Janet's Arctic Adventure

Megan on April 24, 2008 at 6:29 AM said...

Best/Funniest Northern Story:
Black Lake Or Black Magic (Just Below 63)
Yet More Awkward Moments (Karan's Blog)
Weird Inuvik Product (Inuvik Phil)
There's a Bear in Them Thar Woods (Way Way Up: NWT Edition)

Anonymous said...

Best post: Switched At Birth

Anonymous said...

Is it too late to nominate a post? For funniest post I would like to nominate "Deer P*rn" at Just Below 63.

Megan said...

Sorry, too late! Nominations closed at midnight.

Just Below 63 is doing VERY well so far, though.

Lee on April 28, 2008 at 7:56 PM said...

Doh, my blog was down when the contest started (

Megan said...

We'll get you next time! Maybe this can be an annual award.

Inuvik Phil said...

I agree should have been nominated for "Best photography"...and it deserved to win too!


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