Thursday, December 10, 2009

2009 Best NWT Blogs Contest: Categories & Format

So far, the consensus is that we should pick the winners by voting. I am going to find a way to do that fairly. Should we have a nomination round before the voting, or should we head straight into a free-for-all vote?

Proposed categories so far:

  • Best Blog
  • Best New Blog
  • Best Post
  • Best Has-Been NWT Blogger
  • Best Video/Audio Blog Post
  • Best Youth Blog (younger than 18? 20? 25?)
  • Hottest Blogger
  • Best Series
  • Best Blog Design
  • Best Northern Story
  • Best Personal Photography
  • Best Professional Photography
  • Best Blog About A Place
  • Best Corporate Blog
What are we missing? Does anyone want to donate prizes, or will this be for bragging rights?


Kyle on December 10, 2009 at 6:48 PM said...

Do a nomination round. That way people have to Campaign, I like to make people work.

Mongoose on December 10, 2009 at 8:09 PM said...

I'll donate an opinion. Previously enjoyed, but still perfectly promulent.

Mongoose on December 10, 2009 at 8:11 PM said...

Oh, and you're missing the Best Blog about a Dog category. :)

Jacqueline on December 10, 2009 at 9:04 PM said...

I'm definitely all about nominations. Definitely nominations.

Anonymous said...

I agree that it should be by Nomination. Better to start with something rather than free-for-all.

I would also suggest a category on CFAs - i.e. come from aways. You know... those new to the NWT who have moved here recently. I have seen a few good blogs that might fall in this category. :-)

Megan on December 11, 2009 at 6:22 AM said...

How do folks feel about having bloggers nominate themselves? We could have people decide which categories they want to be considered in, and then put forward the posts they want people to judge. This is how they do Best Post for the Nunies, but I think it would work for the other categories, too.

This would eliminate the vote splitting we get when people have more than one post or blog nominated in a category.

John Mutford on December 11, 2009 at 6:31 AM said...

No Litblog Award? Or to really seal the deal, how about Best Blog by a Mutford?

Megan on December 11, 2009 at 6:41 AM said...

How about Best Theme Blog? It could cover things like Book Mine Set, Grant's Tomb, The Music Is Me, and Eentsy Weentsy Dog. I really admire people who are able to stick to a particular topic and theme, but we don't have enough of them to be able to split them up.

Jacqueline on December 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM said...

A best theme blog would be sweet. Definitely sweet. There might be some bias based on what theme people like best, though, and not necessarily how well their posts are written about that specific topic.

I think Youth blog should be for people under 20. Sounds about right.

Mongoose on December 11, 2009 at 7:14 PM said...

I like everyone nominating themselves for the categories they feel they deserve.

I also like Best Theme Blog. Which could be grouped with Best Blog about a Place, of which I can name only two.


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