Dishin and Dishes is truly a website to support Oklahoma. I love to give kudos to anything to do with our state!
The annual 2009 Blogger Awards are currently taking nominations. Nominations open December 30 and close on February 3, 2010. Send nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only Okie bloggers with active Okie blogs (not merely Twitter accounts) are eligible to nominate and vote. “Active” is defined as having at least one blog post during the last 60 days of 2009. An “Okie blog” is defined as having at least one blog author residing within the state of Oklahoma.
The top 10 nominees per category will be announced on the Okie Blog Awards site no later than February 5, 2010. Bloggers will VOTE for their favorite bloggers among the 10 nominees in each category between February 5-12, 2010.
The final vote count will be forwarded to a panel of judges for consideration, review and final selection of winners. Names of panelists will be announced February 13.
The panel includes experts in law, publishing, government, planning, writing, public relations, computer programming, advertising, small business, visual arts and more. The decision of the panel is final. Winners will be announced no later than February 19.
Here are the list of categories you can nominate your favorite blogger for:
Best Arts/Crafts Blog
Best Audio/Podcast Blog
Best Business-Related Blog
Best Culture Blog
Best Blog Design
Best Family Blog
Best Food Blog
Most Humorous Blog
Most Inspirational Blog
Best Kept Secret (blogging prior to 1/1/09; not the prior recipient of an Okie blog award)
Best Micro-Blogger (Yes, Best Tweeter. Who writes the best 140 characters?)
Best New Blog (2009)
Best Oklahoma City Blog (metropolitan region)
Best Overall Blog
Best Photography Blog
Best Political Blog (Conservative)
Best Political Blog (Liberal)
Best Representation of Oklahoma
Best Rural Blog
Best Single Topic Blog (majority of content must be on one topic)
Best Tech Blog
Best Tulsa Blog (metropolitan region)
Best Veteran Blogger (5+Years)
For more details, click here.
This is such a cool thing and will also help not only put Oklahoma blogs out there, but will allow us bloggers to get to know one another.
If you’ve had a blog in Oklahoma for 2009, please nominate and vote!