Here Is the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards Top 5 Nominees Shortlist!

Here Is the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards Top 5 Nominees Shortlist!

The first of our two jury rounds is over! 34 jurors have adjudicated 530 blogs in 26 categories using our 10 criteria to narrow down the search for the top five blogs shortlisted in each category in the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards

Our incredible volunteer jurors have put in a great number of hours over the last week to critique hundreds of some of the best blogs by Canadians, and it is an honour to work with them. Following this announcement, these dedicated jurors will work through a second and final round of jury duty to uncover our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. We will announce the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards winners on December 15th

And now on to the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards nominees shortlist! The following list shows the top five nominees in each of our 26 categories in no particular ranking order:

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All of the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Have Been Processed and Our Jury's Hard At Work

There were hundreds more nominations this year than in any of our previous four years, which makes this 5th year of the Canadian Weblog Awards our biggest ever. We had 766 nominations in total.  SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX. After weeding out the duplicates, there are a grand total of 530 nominees across 25 categories in the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards. Go, Canada!

We finally finished processing all of the nominations two days ago, and our 38 jurors are now hard at work judging each of the blogs against our 10 criteria in the first of two rounds to discover the top five nominees in each category. The Top Fives will be announced here on December 5th.

We are still rolling out announcements of nominees on Twitter, so if your favourite blog hasn't been announced yet, hang on.

After the Top Fives are announced, our jury will score each of the Top Fives within their categories using the same 10 criteria to find the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd best blogs in Canada in each category. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced on December 15th.

Thank you to everyone who nominated blogs for the 5th season of the Canadian Weblog Awards, and thanks especially to our incredible jurors, who are volunteering their time and energy to critically judge approximately 40 weblogs each in this first round. Without them, we would not be here.

See you all again on the December 5th!