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So what’s next?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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

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 > 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

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

Best Technology Blog/Blogger

– Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport & Recreation Blog

– Sponsored by

Best Blog of a Business

– Sponsored by

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

Best Youth Blog – Sponsored by

Best Personal Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog

Best Blog Post

– Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions

Will you be a 2010 Blog Awards Judge?

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Update 26th Feb 2010 – Thank you all for applying. We now have enough judges for this year.

We very much would like your help with the 2010 Blog Awards. Every blog is judged at the Blog Awards. With no nomination fee it means there are hundreds of entries to go through. We need your help each year to do this and the help has been fantastic. This year we’ve gotten a surge of nominated blogs so we need a lot more judges. Up to 100! You can be one if you wish. It’ll make a difference and it’s fun. You’ll probably find some new and interesting blogs on the way too.

Thank you!

The Blog Awards take place on March 27th 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

The 2010 Irish Blog Awards will take place on March 27th. They will be in the Radisson Blu hotel in Galway.

We’ve got a deal on reduced prices with the hotel for March 27th. The hotel is full on the 26th (the night before) due to a conference booking every room so we have done a deal with Hotel Meyrick for reduced prices on March 26th and March 27th. Hotel Meyrick is pretty much around the corner.

To avail of the reduced prices you need to email or phone in your booking.

Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa – Galway – Saturday March 27th only available. Please quote the Blog Awards – code Blog2703 to ensure you avail of the discounted negotiated rate.
Rates – €130 single and €150 – per room B&B
Maria Booth – Reservations Supervisor
T: +353 91 538200, D: +353 91 538520
maria.booth < at >

Hotel Meyrick – on Eyre Square – Rates available for Friday March 26th and Saturday March 27th. Please quote the Blog Awards – code Blog2703 to ensure you avail of the discounted negotiated rate.
Rates – €115 single and €135 double per room per night, B&B
091 564041
Orla Johnston, ojohnston < at > or reshm < at >

2010 Irish Blog Awards – Nominations are go

Monday, January 18th, 2010

We’ve been testing the nomination system informally for the past week and have most of the issues sorted now. So the curtain is up and we’re ready to use another cliché to end this sentence. Nominations will close on the 5th of February at 3pm.

Some points to note:

  • Anyone can nominate a blog from Ireland/an Irish blog. You can nominate your own if you wish.
  • We need contact details for the blogs you nominate. We’ll be contacting nominees to ask them to verify their blog and to choose a category if they are moved into the next judging stage.
  • Every blog will be judged in round 1, some will make it through to a second round of judging, will be shortlisted and category winners will be announced on the night of the Blog Awards. There is no public vote.
  • There is already a category for you. New ones will not be created for you.
  • Actively blogging means the blog was in use at points between the date stamps mentioned.
  • We are happy for you to use your own judgment for any other queries about the nomination system.