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The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Winners!


The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards winners are here!

Over the past year, the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards saw 492 weblogs nominated across 34 categories. Our 34 volunteer jurors worked hard over the course of this November and December using our 10 criteria to judge each of the 492 weblogs in the first round and each of the approximately 170 weblogs in the second round to arrive at our winners.

Each of our jurors stepped forward to volunteer hours of their time and energy to make these awards possible. We quite simply could not exist without them and their dedication to fostering quality in the Canadian blogging community. All of this is thanks to them, and I am honoured by their involvement. Thank you!

And now it's time! We are excited to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards!

 

Activism & Social Justice / Activisme et la justice sociale

1st: BLOOM
3rd: Mom-ology

 

Art, Crafting & Photography / Art, artisanat et photographie

 

Arts & Culture / Arts et culture

 

Business & Career / Affaires et carrières

 

Comics / Bande dessinée

 

Disability

 

Education / Éducation

 

Ex-Pat (written by a Canadian living abroad) / Expatriés

 

Family & Parenting / Famille et enfants

 

Fashion, Style & Design / Mode, style et design

 

Feminist / Féminisme

 

Finance / Finance

 

Food & Drink / Cuisine et breuvages

 

French Language / En français

 

Gardening / Jardinage

 

General Interest (for weblogs that cover a range of topics separated into different sections) / Intérêt général

 

Green Living / La vie écologique

 

Group Weblog / Blogue collectif

 

Health & Wellness / Santé et bien-être

 

Humour / Humour

 

LGBTQ / LGBTQ

 

Life / Mode de vie

 

Lifetime Achievement Award (for weblogs created before December 31, 2008) / Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre (blogues créés avant le 31er décembre 2008)

 

Media & Journalism / Médias et journalisme

 

Placeblog (contains local political/social/arts/community articles about a place) / Placeblogue (contenant des articles sur la politique/vie sociale/arts/communauté dans une localité)

 

Podcast & Vlog / Podcast et vlog

 

Politics / Politique

 

Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy / Religion, spiritualité et philosophie

 

Science & Nature  / Science et nature

 

Sports, Fitness & Recreation / Sports, condition physique et loisirs

 

Technology & the Internet / Technologie et Internet

 

Topical (for weblogs that fit within a very particular niche not covered by other categories) / Topique

 

Travel / Voyage

 

Writing & Literature / Écriture et littérature

 

Congratulations to all of our winners! If you are listed above, grab a button for your blog and brag a little. This is something to celebrate.

Nominations for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards open again on January 1st, so nominate your favourites for the coming year once the form goes live again in the New Year!

« Meet the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Jurors! | Main | The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist! »

Reader Comments (17)

Dear Elan and Team,
I am deeply honoured by this recognition and have already posted the badges proudly on my site. To be recognized by my peers is the highest honour I could ever imagine. I was actually flabbergasted that I was on the top 5 list with the significant body of work from Canadian Food Blogs. To be awarded second this year is such a thrill. And, then, to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award almost leaves me speechless.
Deepest appreciation and thank you for celebrating my labour of love.
Sincerely,
Valerie

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA Canadian Foodie

Wow! I'm so excited that I received second place for best health & wellness blog this year! How amazing...and shocking! Thank you so much for this recognition. I'm proud to say that I've already posted my new second place button on my blog! Woo!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison Smith

Thank you to Elan and the jurors for this great honour. This is the 3rd year I've won awards here. I am still in shock. I thought for sure other veteran blogs would've taken it over mine... so thank you for thoughtfully selecting my blog, it's the highest compliment I could receive... it will only motivate me to do better next year. Happy holidays everyone!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeannine

To all the winners congratulations, my blog www.Sonicorp.ca was nominated in two categories but only made the top 5 for one. The one category I was in I did not win it. There is always next year, I will be entering again!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark Kwan

Thank you Elan and all the volunteers for the hard work you've put into making this event possible. It was an honour to be mentioned alongside all of these thoughtful and passionate bloggers. This has also given me a chance to connect with other Canadians with a broad range of interests, so I thank you for this opportunity.

Regards,
Isaac

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterekostories

I'm very very honoured of receiving the first place in both french blog and travel blog categories! Thanks so much and mostly congratulations to all my fellow bloggers!
N. from L'Écran Fenêtre.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicholas Dawson

I am eternally grateful and honoured by this award. Thank you. Grazie Elan and team. :)

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Thank you all so much for putting this together. It's a huge service to the Canadian blogging community.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Elan & volunteers, I'm such a fan of what you do, showcasing Canadian blogs. And I'm grateful to be among the winners this year. I can only imagine the amount of work that goes into down-selecting from over 400 nominations! Thank you for your Herculian effort and ongoing dedication to the Awards. What a treasure of CanCon!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterspydergrrl

Thank-you, to Elan, the jurors and congratulations to all the winners. I personally am thrilled. Canada needs this!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Animated Woman

I am so honoured to be even nominated in the top 5 in my category. Congrats to all the winners!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Kerr

Thank you SO MUCH. Absolutely honoured!!

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJillian Walker

Woo hoo! Canadian bloggers ROCK! ;)

Heaps of gratitude to Elan and the volunteers for taking on such an enormous task. I can't even imagine the work involved in carrying out this ambitious endeavour.

It is immensely rewarding to be recognized in this way and I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to have taken part.

Thank you!

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimberley Grabas

great
i love your blog a lot.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterحجز فنادق

Thank you so much to everyone involved for the amazing effort put into these awards. I am deeply grateful for the honours you've shared with agreenhearth.com. Like others, I am also delightfully surprised to receive this recognition. There are so many top quality blogs out there and just being part of this contest has introduced me to some new favourites!

With deep gratitude!

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Cowan

I'm so honoured and humbled to have earned the Silver under Topical. Never did I think my blog about something as specific as compulsive hoarding would attract the attention of judges. I'm delighted to be in such great company of some amazing Canadian blogs, and I'm inspired to keep writing!

December 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Thank you Elan and Team!

I was shocked when I found out on Twitter the Intellidance blog had been ranked first for Education blog in Canada! What an honour! Thank your for your efforts in bringing more awareness to many talented blogger in Canada!

Cheers!

December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIntellidancing

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