The 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards winners are here! Over the course of the last year, we (that means us, Aidan and Elan) have been making spreadsheets, verifying nominations, coding, social-media-ing, and bringing together a large and diverse jury, and it's hard to believe that we're already announcing our finalists.
We saw 530 individual blogs nominated across 26 categories, which makes it our biggest year yet. Our 34 volunteer jurors worked hard over the course of this November and December using our ten criteria to judge each of the blogs in both the first and second rounds to arrive at our winners. This jury has worked hard to bring you our narrowing set of finalists in both rounds — each of them read and critiqued between 60 and 75 blogs altogether — and I wish I could explain the level of gratitude we have for their hard work. Without these volunteer jurors, the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards would not be possible, and it was an honour to work with them.
And now, because putting this off any further is just mean, we are thrilled to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards!
Congratulations to all of our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Go grab a button and show yourself off a little. You do good work, and now you have the badge to prove it.
And to everyone who nominated blogs, shared our content, and helped us move this 5th year of the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards along to be its biggest ever, thank you so much. This one's for all of you.