Lib Dem Blog of the Year Awards 2010 – nominations now open

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The Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year Awards, run by Lib Dem Voice, are back for their fifth year. As usual, they’ll be awarded in a budget lavish ceremony at the party’s autumn conference in Liverpool. (There’s further information on the event over at the Lib Dems’ Flock Together site). Click on the following links to see last year’s Shortlist and the Winners.

This year’s awards are as follows:

  • Best new Liberal Democrat blog (started since 1st September 2009)
  • Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office (The Tim Garden Award)
  • Best use of blogging / social networking / e-campaigning by a Liberal Democrat
  • Best posting on a Liberal Democrat blog (since 1st September 2009)
  • Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog
  • Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year
  • To be eligible for ‘Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office’, a blog should be written by a councillor, elected mayor, assembly member, or parliamentarian.

    The ‘Best use of blogging / social networking / e-campaigning award’ recognises the expanding role of both blogging and the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in politics. It’s a deliberately open category: you might want to nominate a good campaigning YouTube video, or a particularly interesting Twitter feed.

    The Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog winner will be chosen by you, dear reader (should you choose to take part). Once the judges have chosen their shortlist, these blogs will be put up for public vote here on Lib Dem Voice.

    Here’s this year’s judging panel, (who aren’t eligible to win, by the way, so please avoid nominating them):

  • Prateek Buch, who blogs at consider, evaluate, act
  • Jonathan Calder, who blogs at Liberal England
  • Lee Chalmers, co-founder of the Downing Street Project, leadership consultant and blogger at Lee’s random blog: Leadership, politics and women’s stuff
  • Ryan Cullen from Lib Dem Voice, who also runs Lib Dem Blogs and his own blog at The Artesea
  • Helen Duffett (that’s me) from Lib Dem Voice and also my own blog
  • Costigan Quist, winner of Lib Dem Blog of the Year 2009, for Himmelgarten Cafe
  • Mary Reid, former Kingston Upon Thames councillor, who continues to blog at Mary Reid
  • Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire
  • Ros Taylor, Deputy Editor of the Guardian’s Comment is Free
  • Andy Williamson, Director of Digital Democracy at the Hansard Society
  • Liberal Democrat Voice and any official blogs run by the party aren’t eligible either.

    You’ve got until 27th August to nominate your favourites, but the sooner the better (and you can send more than one set if you’d like). Please don’t feel the need to round up hundreds of people to nominate your blog as the number of nominations aren’t taken into account.

    Send in your nominations by email to [email protected] and remember to state which award category you’re nominating for, in each case.

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