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!

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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.

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!

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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.