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2005 Australian Blog Awards – Nominations

It’s been almost a year since the inaugural Australian Blog Awards were held, and based on last years experience, I’m starting the nominations phase earlier this time.

So, I’m pleased to announce that nominations for the 2005 Australian Blog Awards are open.

The categories this year are:

  • Best Overall Australian Blog

  • Best Post on an Australian Blog

Location Categories

For a blog to be eligable for one of the location based awards, the blog’s main contributor(s) must reside in that state, territory or be overseas. A blog cannot be nominated for more than one of these blogs. Blogs with contributions coming equaly from more than one location will have to nominate which category they wish to contest.

  • Best NSW Blog
  • Best Victorian Blog
  • Best Tasmanian Blog
  • Best Queensland Blog
  • Best West Australian Blog
  • Best South Australian Blog
  • Best Northern Territory Blog
  • Best Australian Capital Territory Blog
  • Best Overseas Australian Blog

Style Categories

  • Best Humourous Australian Blog
  • Best Designed Australian Blog
  • Best Australian Personal Blog
  • Best Australian Political Blog
  • Best Australian Photo Blog
  • Best Australian Tech Blog
  • Best New Australian Blog
  • Best Australian Collaborative Blog

Nominations can be made by leaving a comment on this post, and they will accepted until the first week of January 2005 (exact date to be announced). Once the nominations have been compiled they’ll be announced, the voting phase will begin and votes will be accepted up until ABOUT the 25th of January 2005. Once again, the announced of the winners will be SCHEDULED to coincide with Australia Day i.e. 26th of January. However, ALL dates quoted are subject to change depending on work load… so don’t be surprised if there’s slippage in the schedule.

The voting system will once again be the much loved optional preferential voting system… but before you take the easy way out and take advantage of the “optional” aspect of the system, please keep in mind that preferences were vital in several categories last time.

Finally, I ask that when you’re making your nominations

  1. you provide the sites name
  2. you provide the sites address
  3. you limit your nominations to ONE per category (that way each nominations should get at least one vote)

As I don’t want to have to try to decipher the nominations. Also, if you notice that a site you considered nominating has already been nominated in a category, feel free to NOT nominate it again 🙂

Okay. Time to get nominating… and spread the word about the 2005 Australian Blog Awards, and spread it early.

[Update 15/12/04 23:25 – “Best Australian Collaborative Blog” category added]
[Update 16/12/04 23:55 – “Best Post on an Australian Blog” category added… suggested by Tim Dunlop of The Road To Surfdom fame. Also deleted to request that people not nominate sites already nominated, as doing so may have encouraged them to nominate another blog in its place, thereby potentially increasing the number of blogs that will not get a single first round vote 🙁 ]
[Update 01/01/2005 23:32 – Nominations will close on the 3rd of January. Lists of the nominations will be posted and the voting phase of the 2005 Australian Blog Awards will begin on the 4th of January, 2005, and remain open until the 25th of January. Winners will be announced on the 26th of January, 2005.]
[Update 03/01/2005 23:59 – Nominations are now closed!!!]

Related Links:
2004 Australian Blog Awards Nominations
2004 Australian Blog Awards Winners

224 Comments

  1. Best Queensland Blog: http://hotwater.blogspot.com
    Best Humourous Australian Blog: http://hotwater.blogspot.com

  2. So much joy to read…

    I nominate Road to Surfdom for George the Dwarf in the “best post” category, on the grounds that Tim Dunlop is very much an Australian though he lives temporarily – he is coming back soon – in the States.

  3. Robert Hayden

    You dirty dogs! You filthy swine! I hate you!

    All!!!

    (heh heh heh)

    Well now, am I allowed one more?

    Best Qld Blog! 85 George Street!
    http://www.85george.blogspot.com/

    “A triumvirate of trollops.” That’s what he said. Funny man. Fair dinkum Aussie.

  4. My nominations are;

    Best West Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Humourous Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Designed Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Australian Personal Blog – Kitta.net

    Kitta.net all the way!

    – Pokey

  5. My nominations are;

    Best West Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Humourous Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Designed Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Australian Personal Blog – Kitta.net

    Kitta.net all the way!

  6. I love these three blogs!

    Sassy mother of two –
    Best New Australian Blog : http://goss.quip.com.au/

    I’m obsessed with this one’s hunky fireman –
    Best Humourous Blog: http://www.aussiemama.blogspot.com/

    Can’t live without this one’s fashion advice –
    Best Overseas Australian Blog: http://facepalm.blogspot.com/

    I might have more to add later!!

  7. “Best ACT blog: tie between the-riotact.com and teejmahal.com.”

    Those two in the same categorie? That’s dangerous. They only broke up a little while ago didn’t they?

  8. Putting them both in the same category could be entertaining…

  9. I just stumbled upon your site. Interesting. Keep up the good work.

  10. *Please don’t look at melbournelefty now in order to judge it – just look at the google archives.

    I foolishly deleted the site and now some bastard has stolen the name and URL. I think whoever it is is going to use it to try to sell phone sex. I am mortified.

    If it’s nominated, can M*lbourneLefty/AnonymousLefty be one nomination?

  11. Lurker nominated me for best SA blog, but spelt my url wrong. It is falimAko not falimOko…. not that it matters, ahahahaha.

  12. Best Overall Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best West Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Humourous Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Designed Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Australian Personal Blog – Kitta.net

  13. Best Australian Photo Blog –

  14. Best Australian Photo Blog – jinkyart.com.au

  15. Best Overall Australian Blog – Kitta.net

    Best Post on an Australian Blog – http://kitta.net/index.php?p=131 My Inner Voice…

    Best West Australian Blog – Kitta.net

    Best Humourous Australian Blog – Kitta .net
    Best Designed Australian Blog – Kitta.net
    Best Australian Personal Blog – Kitta.net
    Best New Australian Blog – Kitta.net

  16. Best Overall Sh1ft.org
    Best NSW Blog Shutterfly
    Best Photo Blog Jinky Art

  17. A couple of late entries:
    Best technical: Rambling Thoughts”
    Best photo: Beelzebublog II

  18. Best overall blog has to be : http://www.karencheng.com.au

  19. So.. Every blog in Australia has been nominated. Let’s goooooooooooo.

  20. Robert Hayden

    Every blog has been nominated? You’re joking, there wouldn’t be 10% of them here!

  21. You’ll be shocked and appalled to know that I wasn’t being serious…

  22. Robert Hayden

    I will? You weren’t? Well look here, I haven’t been appalled since 1983. But to tell the truth, I am disappointed.

  23. Steve Murdoch

    Best Designed Australian Blog
    disassociated
    Best Australian Personal Blog
    loobylu

  24. Nominations are now closed!

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