Archive for the ‘BlogAwards’ Category

2010 Irish Blog Awards finalists

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Irish Blog Awards are on Twitter if you want to be updated on the competition. Please note you will need to buy your ticket online for the Blog Awards this year. Purchasing page.

Before making comment, please thank the sponsors for believing in the Blog Awards and making it happen. Why not link to them and thank them? Please congratulate your felllow nominees and the finalists. 120 judges broke their backsides to judge all the nominated and shortlisted blogs, giving up a good deal of time between them. On average, a blog in round 2 was judged by 8 judges. Good luck and we hope to see you on March 27th in Galway.

Best Popculture blog

– Sponsored by Insure.ie

Best Food/Drink Blog

– Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Beauty/Fashion Blog

– Sponsored by Spinnakerpro

Best Music Blog

– Sponsored by deStudio

Best Photo Blog

– Sponsored by Pix.ie

Best Technology Blog/Blogger

– Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport and Recreation Blog

– Sponsored by Boards.ie

Best Blog of a Business

– Sponsored by RedCardinal.ie

Best Arts and Culture Blog

– Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Best Blog from a Journalist

– Sponsored by BVisible

Best News/Current Affairs Blog

– Sponsored by dediserve

Best Group Blog

– Sponsored by Red Fly Marketing

Best Political Blog

– Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries

Best Blog of a Politician

– Sponsored by Leviathan.ie

Use of the Irish Language in a Blog

– Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Best Specialist Blog

– Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer

– Sponsored by LastMinute.com

Best Youth Blog

– Sponsored by Spunout.ie

Best Personal Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog

– Sponsored by Maximise

Best Blog Post

– Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions
Finalists announced on Sunday

Best Blog

– Grand Prix – Sponsored by WHPR
Announced on the night

Events around 2010 Irish Blog Awards

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Before, during, after there’ll be a painting exhibition from Eolai.

On the day of the Irish Blog Awards in Galway there’ll be the Ladies Tea party.

There will also be a photowalk. (Please check with the photo bloggers on whether you are eligible to be in their club)

2010 Irish Blog Awards (not so) Shortlists

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Irish Blog Awards are on Twitter if you want to be updated on website updates.

Congratulations to all who made it this far, a massive massive thank you to all the judges who worked their socks off to bring us to this point.

Judging Round 1 is now done. Judging Round 2 will start on Friday. After Round 2, a finalist lists will be released.

Below are the Shortlists. With all blogs judged, we have shortened the lists to 25 in some categories and less in others. Some blogs are listed in multiple categories, however a blog can only be moved forward into one category. Shortlistees have until Friday at 3pm to choose the category you want it to remain in or it will be done for you. Please email Contact < at > awards.ie with the exact subjectline: Blog Choice 2010, tell us what categories it was shortlisted in and what category you want it moved forward in to.

Best Popculture blog

– Sponsored by Insure.ie

Best Food/Drink Blog

– Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Beauty/Fashion Blog

– Sponsored by Spinnakerpro

Best Music Blog

– Sponsored by deStudio

Best Photo Blog

– Sponsored by Pix.ie

Best Technology Blog/Blogger

– Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport & Recreation Blog

– Sponsored by Boards.ie

Best Blog of a Business

– Sponsored by RedCardinal.ie

Best Arts and Culture Blog

– Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Best Blog from a Journalist

– Sponsored by BVisible

Best News/Current Affairs Blog

– Sponsored by dediserve

Best Group Blog

– Sponsored by Red Fly Marketing

Best Political Blog

– Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries

Best Blog of a Politician

Use of the Irish Language in a Blog

– Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Best Specialist Blog

– Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer

– Sponsored by LastMinute.com

Best Youth Blog – Sponsored by Spunout.ie

Best Personal Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog

– Sponsored by Maximise

Best Blog Post

– Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions
Shortlistees to be announced soon

So what’s next?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

To let those new to this Blog Awards business know what’s happening:

Judging:
Judging is about to start. It’ll run for about a week. Round 1 of judging will see all sites judged on general criteria. This will create a “long” list for each category.

For those blog owners who show up in multiple categories in the longlists you will have to choose which category you want to be in and your blog is moved forward into the next round of judging in that category. If you don’t want to make the choice we’ll randomly select one of the categories.

This will then create a finalists list, the winner of each category will be announced on the night.

Ticket Reservation:
We’ll be opening up reservation and ticket sales in the next while. Tickets will be priced at 15 euros.

Hotel deals
See here for discounts for hotels.

2010 Irish Blog Awards Nominations

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Before the reactions occur, please thank the sponsors for once again investing in the Blog Awards and making it happen. Why not link to them and thank? Please congratulate your felllow nominees and read some of the many new blogs that have come along this year and tell others of them.

These lists are the raw nomination lists with spam/junk nominations and some dead blogs removed. Yes we know some blogs in categories do not fit the category but this is what the general public has submitted. We do not have logos for you to put on your blog, other bloggers make them each year or you can make them yourself.

If you have an issue with a blog for not matching whatever criteria, it would be nice if you left a constructive comment here on this post to point it out and do so with your own name and blog. If you want your own blog to be removed from any/all categories you can do so in the comment section or via email to contact < at > awards.ie. We will not however accept any private mails asking for blogs to be removed that are not your own.

Judging will start early next week. Congratulations to the nominees. Thank you to those that nominated so many blogs.

Best Popculture blog

– Sponsored by Insure.ie

Best Food/Drink Blog

– Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Beauty/Fashion Blog

– Sponsored by Spinnakerpro

Best Music Blog

– Sponsored by deStudio

Best Photo Blog

– Sponsored by Pix.ie

Best Technology Blog/Blogger

– Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport & Recreation Blog

– Sponsored by Boards.ie

Best Blog of a Business

– Sponsored by RedCardinal.ie

Best Arts and Culture Blog

– Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Best Blog from a Journalist

– Sponsored by BVisible

Best News/Current Affairs Blog

– Sponsored by dediserve

Best Group Blog

– Sponsored by Red Fly Marketing

Best Political Blog

– Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries

Best Blog of a Politician

Use of the Irish Language in a Blog

– Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Best Specialist Blog

– Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer

– Sponsored by LastMinute.com

Best Youth Blog – Sponsored by Spunout.ie

Best Personal Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog

Best Blog Post

– Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions