The Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist

Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog AwardsThe Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards' forty-six jurors have completed their first of two rounds of judging!

Over the last two weeks, they poured over the 461 nominated weblogs, measuring the nominees against our ten criteria. They have selected the top five weblogs in each category that will move forward into the final round of the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards. The winners will be picked from this shortlist over the next two weeks.

Without further ado, we are proud to announce the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist!


Best Weblog About Art & Photography
Art et photographie

Ali Does It Herself
Alice in Paris Loves Art and Tea
Dream, Create
KellyNeil.com
Tracy Risinger Photography


Best Weblog About Arts & Culture
Arts et culture

Alice in Paris Loves Art and Tea
Cocktails & Curtain Calls
East Coast By Choice
Reeder Reads
THE Blog


Best Designed Weblog
Meilleur design

Breathedreamgo
Everybody Likes Sandwiches
No Ordinary Rollercoaster
Tanveer Naseer
Vancity Bride


Best New Weblog (for weblogs created after July 31, 2010)
Meilleur nouveau blogue (blogues créés après le 31 juillet 2010)

The Best of This Life
Dream, Create
Images of Learning Project
Vancity Bride
Vanilla & Spice


Best Written Weblog
Meilleurs textes

The Backseat Stylers
Erica Glasier: Oversocialized!
The Marvelous in Nature
No Ordinary Rollercoaster
Tanveer Naseer


Best Weblog About Business & Career
Affaires et carrières

Danny Brown
Erica Glasier: Oversocialized!
Marcy Kennedy & Lisa Hall-Wilson
The Marketing Boutique
Tanveer Naseer


Best Comics Weblog
Bande dessinée

The Joy of Tech
Slice of Fate
A Softer World
Troops of Doom Comic
Weregeek


Best Weblog About Crafting
Artisanat

Ali Does It Herself
The English Muffin Blog
I Made It So
Lifeologia
Poppytalk


Best Weblog About Ecology & Social Justice
Écologie et justice sociale

Adventures In Local Food
Eco logic
Eco Mama
Eco Yogini
SEWNatural


Best Weblog About Education
Education

Association for Responsive Trusteeship in Calgary Schools
Doug – Off the Record
Images of Learning Project
Teaching By the Book
Terri's Teaching Treasures


Best Weblog by an Ex-Pat
Expatriés

365 Fashion Rehab
Finding Me in France
The Inspired African
montrealzen
Munchkin With Munchkin


Best Weblog About Family & Parenting
Famille et enfants

Coffee With Julie
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Curtains Are Open
Home to Heather
Under the High Chair


Best Weblog About Fashion, Style & Design
Mode, style et design

The Backseat Stylers
Dream, Create
Poppytalk
The Toque Girls
Vancity Bride


Best Feminist Weblog
Féminisme

Brilliant Woman
Gender Focus
Je suis féministe
Morning Quickie
The Spirit That Moves Me


Best Weblog About Food & Drink
Cuisine et breuvages

Ali Does It Herself
Cookin' Canuck
Crumb: A Food Blog
The Kitchen Magpie
Vanilla & Spice


Best French Language Weblog
En français

Le carnet d'Alexandre
Ce que j'ai dans le ventre
Comme la fois où j'ai eu un pogoball
Je suis féministe
Marie Noelle Marineau


Best Weblog About Gardening
Jardinage

Bloomingwriter
The Kitchen Magpie
Strattons Farm
Wall Flower Studio Seeds
You Grow Girl


Best Group Weblog
Blogue collectif

Adventures In Local Food
CornerBrooker.com
Covenant House Vancouver's On the House
Criticize This!
Je suis féministe


Best Weblog About Health & Wellness (includes physical and mental health and disabilities)
Santé et bien-être (incluant santé physique, mentale et handicaps)

Covenant House Vancouver's On the House
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Farewell, Stranger
HealthyBalanceBlog
Weighty Matters


Best Humour Weblog
Humour

Cheaper Than Therapy
creatinglittlemonsters
Embrace the Chaos
Ironic Mom
The Top 7


Best LGBTQ Weblog
GLBTQ

Alfred Lives Here
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Gender Focus
Screw Bronze!
Two Moms to Be


Best Life Weblog
Mode de vie

Casie Stewart: This Is My Life
Coffee With Julie
Curtains Are Open
The Kitchen Magpie
No Ordinary Rollercoaster


Lifetime Achievement Award (for weblogs created before January 1, 2005)
Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre (blogues créés avant le 1er janvier 2005)

Cheaty Monkey
Coin-Operated Boy
HelloMelissa.net
Urban Daddy
Weighty Matters


Best Media & Journalism Weblog
Médias et journalisme

Criticize This!
iPhone In Canada
MediaBadger
The Movie Blog
Shogun Gamer


Best Microblog (Twitter, Tumblr, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.)
Microblogue (Twitter, Tumblr, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.)

@all_caps (twitter)
@hotelqueen (twitter)
@PMHarpersDiary (twitter)
Dear Photograph (tumblr)
ShopMyClothes.com (tumblr)


Best Military Weblog
Armée

Cops and Donuts
A Military Wife's Mayhem
This Is My Blog


Best Weblog About Music
Musique

All Ears
True Vine Productions
Unbrelievable
www.UxbridgeGuitar.com Blog
The WildWorks Station


Best Weblog About Nature
Nature

Le journal d'un pêcheur
The Marvelous in Nature
Memorizing Nature
Strattons Farm
terraculture


Best 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)

CornerBrooker.com
Covenant House Vancouver's On the House
East Coast By Choice
Hello Ottawa
I Spy Montréal


Best Podcast & Vlog
Podcast et vlog

Audio Smut
Questions and Cocktails


Best Political Weblog
Politique

BC Vote
On Procedure and Politics
Parliamentum
Prairie Dog Magazine's Dog Blog
Russ Campbell's Blog


Best Weblog About Pop Culture & Entertainment
Pop culture et spectacles

Couchtime
Criticize This!
The Movie Blog
Reeder Reads
Shogun Gamer


Best Weblog About Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy
Religion, spiritualité et philosophie

Canadian Atheist
EaglesNest — Adventures In Writing
Emerging Mummy
The Spirit That Moves Me
This Is My Blog


Best Weblog About Science, Technology & the Internet
Science, technologie et Internet

Canadian Reviewer
CMS Critic
Erica Glasier: Oversocialized!
Spydergrrl On the Web
Sync


Best Weblog About Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Sports, condition physique et loisirs

Calgary Playground Review
Faster-Further-Fitter
Long Track Long Shot
Some Good Adventure
The Top 7


Best Weblog About Travel
Voyage

Breathedreamgo
Gourmet Fury
Have Baby Will Travel
Travel With Kevin and Ruth
Where Is Journeywoman?


Best Weblog About Writing & Literature
Écriture et littérature

Calling Shotgun
Ill Seen, Ill Said
Interviews & Reviews
Marcy Kennedy & Lisa Hall-Wilson
THE Blog


Our jurors will be working hard over the next two weeks during the second and final round of judging, and we will announce the winners of the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards on January 31st!
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