The 2006 bloggies will end this Tuesday, 10th Jan so you’re encouraged to nominate your favorite bloggers asap. The Weblog Awards™ ceremony will be held at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival for the third time in Austin, Texas, USA on Monday, March 13. Webloggers including previous Bloggie™ winners and prize contributors will present certificates and prizes to those present.
It’s interesting how this annual blog awards compares to others in terms of how it’s managed. The rules also indicate a built-in safeguard against suspicious ballots. Here’s a taste of it:
• A “weblog” is defined as a page with dated entries.
• The contest is open to any weblogs that existed for a period of time during the year 2005, so weblogs that were discontinued during 2005 are also eligible.
• Only one nomination form and one finalist voting form may be submitted per person.
• The system alerts me of suspicious ballots, and I also may exclude ballots when I suspect the voter isn’t following the rules. This means no bots.
P.S. I nominated Paul Stamatiou for best teen blog.