Call for Jurors for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards

Call for Jurors for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards

The Canadian Weblog Awards are a juried competition, because they celebrate quality over popularity. It's not traffic numbers that matter here; we love great writing and great design. In order to do show off our best and brightest, though, we need volunteer jurors to help us surface the best Canadian blogs, and that means you!

Do you want to help celebrate the best in Canadian blogging? Do you believe in quality, both in content and design? Do you want to put your judgement to good use? Then you probably need to join us. We take Canadians and non-Canadians alike, so there's no need to let your position on the globe get in the way.

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You Have Until September 30th to Nominate Blogs for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards!

You have three weeks left to nominate Canadian blogs for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards!

A few of our categories are short on nominees, but it's not for a lack of blogs out there, so if you know of good blogs that would fit into the following categories, get in there and nominate them:

  • Activism & Social Justice
  • Agriculture & Nature (this includes gardening and farming)
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • French Language
  • Green Living
  • Group Weblog
  • Placeblog
  • Sports & Recreation

We are busy entering new nominations — we still have 500 of them waiting in queue — so our present public list of nominees is by no means comprehensive, but check out this year's nominees listed so far.

And don't forget to honour your favourite Canadian blogs with a nomination in the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards!

A New 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards Category: Product Review Blogs

As we have been entering the first nominations to the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards, we have noticed that there are a number of blogs now that fall into one particular category quite well, only that category is one that didn't yet exist. We realized needed a Product Review Blogs category!

We talked over concerns about introducing a new category part way into the nominations period, but we have decided that it does a greater disservice to shoehorn those blogs into less suitable categories that aren't actually true fits. We are taking the liberty of adding previously nominated blogs that are a good fit for this category, and, going forward, the Product Review Blogs category will be an option in our nomination form.

The Product Review Blogs category is for those blogs that are primarily made up of product reviews, both sponsored and not, of all kinds of products from baby carriers to iPhone apps.

Check out our Product Review Blogs nominees, and send in your nominations!