The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist!

2013 Canadian Weblog AwardsThe first of our two jury rounds has concluded! 34 jurors have adjudicated 492 weblogs using our 10 criteria to narrow down the search for the top five blogs shortlisted in each of 34 categories of the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards. 

Our jurors have shown an immense amount of dedication over the last week. They have read through hundreds of nominations and put themselves through the hard work of critiquing some of the best in Canadian blogs. Over the coming week, our trusty jurors will dive in again for a second and final round of jury duty to ferret out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards winners will be announced on December 7th.

It is with a great deal of excitement that we bring you the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards nominees shortlist! The following list shows the top five blogs in each of 34 categories in no particular ranking order:


Activism & Social Justice
Activisme et la justice sociale

 

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

 

See you back here on December 7th when we announce the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who blogs from elanmorgan.com and works from elan.works, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, and speaks all over. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Another Small Change to the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Schedule

2013 Canadian Weblog AwardsRemember our last entry when I explained that we had technical difficulties that had slowed us down? Well, that was before we had a computer hard drive fry itself.

The good news is that we have recovered our files and replaced the computer! The bad news is that we are delayed a little bit again. The new revised schedule for the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards is as follows:
December 1:
Announcement of the top five blogs in each category

December 7:
Announcement of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards winners
In the meantime, we are powering through the last of the nominations and will have the list of 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards nominees completed by November 19th.

These awards have suffered a few technical difficulties this year, but I can only assume that these will be exceeded by their greatness.
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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who blogs from elanmorgan.com and works from elan.works, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, and speaks all over. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

A Small Change to the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Schedule

2013 Canadian Weblog AwardsI'm just dropping in to let everyone know that there has been a slight change to the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards schedule.

Due to time and technical constraints, processing nominees in this year's awards is taking a little longer than usual. As a result, the announcement of the nominees shortlist of the top five in each category will happen on November 21st instead of the 15th. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards winners will still be announced on December 1st as originally planned.

Thank you for your patience.

I sent out the first email to our set of 39 jurors today, and with that the excitement is starting to build over here. Aidan and I can't wait get this show on the road!
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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who blogs from elanmorgan.com and works from elan.works, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, and speaks all over. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.