Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Best NWT Blogs: 2008


The 2008 awards are now underway, and we are taking nominations until Christmas Eve. That will give our judges time to review all of the blogs and return with winners next weekend. You can nominate anyone, even yourself.
  • To be eligible, a blog must be about the NWT or written by a person in the NWT.
  • Anyone can nominate a blog for the contest.
  • To be eligible, individual blog entries must have been published in 2008.
Please post your entries in the comment box so we don't end up with multiple nominations for the same blog or post. You can nominate the same blog for as many categories as you want, but if you see that it's already been nominated in a category, there's no need to re-submit it. It would help if you could include links: if you don't know how to do this, you can e-mail your nominations to me (dryas at theedge dot ca) and I will post them.

The blogs you nominate can be any format: photoblogging, liveblogging, videoblogging, columns, personal stories.

To ensure fairness, I have assigned judges to categories they will not be eligible for. Best Blog and Best Post will be judged by a panel of bloggers who live outside the NWT.

Best Blog (Panel: Tina, Jen, Craig, Clare, Jackie, Kara, Kennie)
Best overall.

Best Post
(Panel: Tina, Jen, Craig, Clare, Jackie, Kara, Kennie)
Best individual post of the year.

Best New Blog (Judge:
Best blog that began within the 2008 calendar year.

Best Photography (Judge: Megan)

Best original photography. It doesn't have to be a photoblog; it can be any blog with original photography.

Best Series (Judge:
Best series of posts about a specific topic. This does not have to be a formal series, but the posts should be presented as parts of a single unit on the blog.


Megan on December 18, 2008 at 8:24 AM said...

OK, I'll get us started with some nominations.

Best Series:
The Naked Angelina Jolie Self-Portrait Challenge (On The Present Moment)

Best Post:
Issue 174 of The Hoff (Alex Is Up North)
On Death and Dying and Gerbil Funerals (Dispatches from the Failed Mommies Club)
On Coldness (The Midnight Sun-Times)

Best New Blog:
The Ferry Tales

Best Blog:
Dispatches from the Failed Mommies Club
On The Present Moment

Megan on December 18, 2008 at 11:16 AM said...

Best Post:
Requiring Some Mindless Entertainment (EditUndo)

Ferry Tales on December 18, 2008 at 11:23 AM said...

I won't nominate a series because I am judging that one, but here goes...

Best blog: Reflections in the Snow-Covered Hills (

Best new blog: On the Tundra of the North (

I'll come up with a best post nomination soon.

Jackie S. Quire on December 18, 2008 at 12:30 PM said...

Best photo blog:

Megan on December 18, 2008 at 1:28 PM said...

The more I think about it, the more I find.

Best Series:
Nights in the Spacelab (InuvikPhil on YouTube)

Best New Blog:
Cynthia's Arctic Adventure

Best Post:
One Person, One Vote (Northern Sights)
THIS is what passes for reporting these days? (Serious Midnight)
Getting Over My Heterophobia (Gay White North)

I'm not going to nominate anyone for Best Photography, because I'm judging the category.

Mongoose on December 18, 2008 at 2:03 PM said...

I nominate Sur les routes de l'Asie for Best Blog, Best New Blog, Best Photography, and Best Series (the whole blog is one big series, really). And I nominate "En route vers l'Everest" (on Sur les routes de l'Asie) for best post. The only post ever where someone phones her parents from Mount Everest.

jen on December 18, 2008 at 4:54 PM said...

Ok I'm coming back for more, but for right now I have:

Best Photography:
Inuvik photos

Best Blog:
Alex Is Up North

Mongoose on December 19, 2008 at 1:34 PM said...

Another nominee for best post: Harper is a douchebag on Ferry Tales.

John Mutford on December 19, 2008 at 2:43 PM said...

Hi Megan,
I'm a Yellowknifer and I run the litblog The Book Mine Set. I see on the side of your page "For a list of NWT Blogs go to NWT Blogs" but there doesn't seem to be an actual link. I'd like to register my blog on an NWT Blog Roll but haven't been able to find one. I'd also like to check out some of the others. Could you point me in the right direction, please?

Megan on December 19, 2008 at 4:40 PM said...

John: I've fixed the link. Thanks for letting me know.

Amy runs NWT Blogs:

John Mutford on December 19, 2008 at 9:59 PM said...


Mongoose on December 20, 2008 at 1:10 PM said...

On second thought, I'm gonna do the tacky thing and nominate myself: Overheard in cabs for Best Series.

Ferry Tales on December 23, 2008 at 5:02 PM said...

I'm also going to do the tacky thing and nominate one of my own posts.

Karan on December 24, 2008 at 8:05 AM said...

I was going to nominate Ferry Tales for Best New Blog, but I see you beat me to it!

Megan on December 24, 2008 at 10:14 AM said...

I am a doofus and am here to make some nominations I thought had already been made:

Best Blog:
Dave's Snarky Northern Blog
Book Mine Set

Best Series:
The Being David Hasselhoff Contest. This was one series with two rounds. (If there's tackiness to be had, I want in on it. Where's my hat with the reindeer antlers?)

Nominations close tonight, so I'll be going around to notify all of the bloggers. I hope that we can have winners by this weekend. Judges, I'll e-mail you.

John Mutford on December 24, 2008 at 11:31 AM said...

Thanks Megan!

Karan on December 24, 2008 at 8:30 PM said...

I nominate

for best photography blog.

Becky on December 26, 2008 at 6:13 AM said...

what about a new category?
Best husband/wife NT blogging team
with our dustysensor/editundo combo.
thanks for the nominations, we are tickled!

Mongoose on December 28, 2008 at 1:26 PM said...

Aren't you gonna post the nominees? Or are you too busy in Vegas?

Megan on December 30, 2008 at 2:22 PM said...

Sorry, I should have been more clear: This is the list of nominees.

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