The 2012 Ninjamatics Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist!

2012 Canadian Weblog AwardsIn this first of two jury rounds, 51 jurors have adjudicated 465 weblogs using our 10 criteria to narrow down our search to the top five blogs shortlisted in each of 36 categories.

Our jurors have done an incredible job over the last two weeks reading through hundreds of nominations, weathering my many exclamation marks in emails, and taking a critical eye to some of Canada's best. We are thrilled to finally bring you the 2012 Ninjamatics Canadian Weblog Awards nominees shortlist!

The following list shows the top five blogs in each of 36 categories in no particular ranking order:


Activism & Social Justice / Activisme et la justice sociale

Beams and Struts
PhD in Parenting
Weighty Matters
Working Mother Chronicles
Mind of Change


Art & Photography / Art et photographie

Suzy Krause + the Skyscrapers
All About Ami
Kelly Neil
Just a Smidgen
Postcards from the Mothership


Arts & Culture / Arts et culture

Production Ottawa
Vancity Bride
Pepper + Paint
Calgary is Awesome
CVV Magazine


Best Designed / Meilleur design

Everybody Likes Sandwiches
I'm an Organizing Junkie
Suzy Krause + the Skyscrapers
Pepper + Paint
Style Blog


Best New Weblog / Meilleur nouveau blogue

Mondays with Mac
Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies
Dirty Rotten Parenting
Voodies
A Swell Place to Dwell


Best Written / Meilleurs textes

Simple Bites
Seven Spoons
Clockwork Lemon
Farewell Stranger
Finding Me In France


Business & Career / Affaires et carrières

Women On The Fence
Kyla Roma
Strattons Farm
On Product Management
Productivityist.com


Comics / Bande dessinée

Comics! The Blog
Mui-Ko
Hark! A Vagrant


Crafting / Artisanat

All About Ami
A Swell Place to Dwell
Le Système D
Dragonfly Designs
Holly Knitlightly


Disability

Rants n' Rascals
Painfully Optomistic
wildheart
Rolling Around In My Head
writesfromtheheart


Education / Education

Figure/Ground Communication
Canadian Unschooler
The Canadian Homeschooler
Nour-ish
IP Osgoode IPilogue


Ex-Pat / Expatriés

Finding Me In France
Planting Dandelions
Munchin With Munchkin
Journey Mama
Suma Lifestyle


Family & Parenting / Famille et enfants

Mondays with Mac
Women On The Fence
Farewell Stranger
PhD in Parenting
Planting Dandelions


Fashion, Style & Design / Mode, style et design

I'm an Organizing Junkie
Sidewalk Hustle
Vancity Bride
Lili Brunette
Style Blog


Feminist / Féminisme

Dammit Janet
Brilliant Woman
Gender Focus
The Spirit That Moves Me
Caraz Comment


Food & Drink / Cuisine et breuvages

Simple Bites
Seven Spoons
Everybody Likes Sandwiches
I'm an Organizing Junkie
Les Tuyaux bouffe de Katerine-Lune Rollet


French Language / En français

Les Tuyaux bouffe de Katerine-Lune Rollet
Lili Brunette
Quelquepart
Le Système D
Les imaginaires de la table


General Interest / Intérêt général

Beams and Struts
Calgary is Awesome
Simply Stacie
CVV Magazine
The Best of This Life


Group Weblog / Blogue collectif

I Dig Your Girlfriend
Calgary is Awesome
Simply Stacie
365 Attempts (At Life)
Tales from a Bar Stool


Health & Wellness / Santé et bien-être

PlayGroundology
Weighty Matters
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Voodies
Sober Julie Doing Life


Humour / Humour

TVDoneWright.com
The Art of Doing Stuff
Just Making Convo
Dirty Rotten Parenting
Welcome to Kafkaville (Pop.1)


LGBTQ / GLBTQ

Mondays with Mac
I Dig Your Girlfriend
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Pineapple Pieces
Milk Junkies


Life / Mode de vie

Suzy Krause + the Skyscrapers
Hopscotch the Globe
Farewell Stranger
Planting Dandelions
Oh Clementine


Lifetime Achievement / Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre

Seven Spoons
Cheaper Than Therapy
Miss Tracey Nolan's Blog
HelloMelissa.net
Rolling Around In My Head


Media & Journalism / Médias et journalisme

Production Ottawa
CMS Critic
Figure/Ground Communication
Concert Addicts
iPhone In Canada


Nature & Gardening / Nature et jardinage

Strattons Farm
You Grow Girl
Empress of Dirt
A Canadian Foodie
Cooper Road CSA


Placeblog / Placeblogue

Vancity Bride
CVV Magazine
CornerBrooker.com
Calgary Playground Review
Save Money In Winnipeg


Podcast & Vlog / Podcast et vlog

Erin's Tea
Chonilla.com
Foloos.org: Live. Work. Play. Dubai.
The Glory, The Glory


Political / Politique

Dammit Janet
On Procedure & Politics
Russ Campbell's Blog
CalgaryLiberal.com
Real Deal Economics


Pop Culture & Entertainment / Pop culture et spectacles

Pete Hates Music
Sidewalk Hustle
Style Blog
Scene Creek
TVDoneWright.com


Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy / Religion, spiritualité et philosophie

Sarah Bessey
Figure/Ground Communication
Whatever He Says
Pineapple Pieces
The Conscious Perspective


Science, Technology & the Internet / Science, technologie et Internet

CMS Critic
iPhone In Canada
Productivityist.com
The Barefoot Nomad
Michael Geist


Sports, Fitness & Recreation / Sports, condition physique et loisirs

PlayGroundology
Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies
I'm a Hockey Dad
Calgary Playground Review
Down Goes Brown


Topical / Topique

An Italian-Canadian Life
Canadian Free Stuff
Save Money In Winnipeg
BuyCanadianFirst.ca: The Good Shopper Blog
One Smiley Monkey


Travel / Voyage

Les Tuyaux bouffe de Katerine-Lune Rollet
SpunkyGirl Monologues
Candice Does The World
Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies
I Backpack Canada


Writing & Literature / Écriture et littérature

Pickle Me This
Quelquepart
Intralingo
Mike's Bloggity Blog
Bella's Bookshelves


We have one more jury round in which our volunteer jury will again use the ten criteria to find the top three finalists in each category, so stay tuned for our announcement of the 2012 Ninjamatics Canadian Weblog Awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners on January 31st!

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.