Why the Long Nomination Period?

One thing that I have been asked quite a few times over the last several days is why the Canadian Weblog Awards nomination period is so long, running all the way from January 1st to October 31st.

The reason for this is that these awards are to be about more than who places first, second, and third. These awards are primarily about the promotion of Canadian weblogging at its finest, and the long nomination period allows for the creation of an ongoing list of nominees that we can all access and experience throughout the year.

It is an opportunity to find each other, engage each other, and enjoy the incredibly broad range of what each of us has to offer both this community here and the other communities in which we take part. It would be a disservice to have this place only be active for a couple of months out of the year when we have such a rich creative resource to tap into.

With that said, if you know of a Canadian weblog that you believe should be shared with the rest of Canada and the world, check out our criteria and take a moment to nominate it for a Canadian Weblog Award. We would love to see what's going on with our fellow creatives!

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow 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.