Liberal Democrat Voice Awards: Nominations close tomorrow

Just a reminder that nominations for the LDV Awards close tomorrow so if you haven’t sent them in, please do so as soon as possible. The event takes place between 10 and 11 pm on Saturday 4th October in  Castle 3, in the Crowne Plaza, Here’s a reminder of the details:

This year’s awards are as follows:

  • Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year
  • Liberal Democrat Blog-post of the year
  • Liberal Democrat Tweeter/Facebooker of the Year
  • Best use of social media by an elected representative (Tim Garden award)
  • Best online campaign run by a Liberal Democrat
  • Lib Dem Councillor of the Year
  • The Lib Dems’ Favourite Tory MP award
  • The Lib Dems’ Favourite Labour MP award
  • Best online campaign of the year (non Lib Dem)
  • Best photograph of a Liberal Democrat Parliamentarian or senior Councillor or party figure (real life)
  • Best photo-shopped photo of a Liberal Democrat Parliamentarian

We are asking for nominations by email to me at [email protected] for the shortlists for these awards. They will then be judged by our esteemed panel of judges. Liberal Democrat Voice and any official blogs run by the party aren’t eligible either. We are extending the deadline to midnight on 15th September, so you have an two weeks.

Send us your nominations plus a very brief – and I’m talking no more than a sentence – reason why. We will then compile the shortlists from those and poll to our members’ forum.

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

The shortlists will then be put to a vote of our forum of party members. That’s right. This year, we are giving our readers who are members of the party the chance to choose the majority of our winners.

Also remember that at Jonathan Calder’s request we’ve agreed to reinstate the Best New Blog award for next year, but if we were to get nominations this year, we’d include it.

I’d also like to say a big thank you to my LDV colleague Mary Reid who is doing most of the heavy lifting for the organisation of these awards given that I am slightly preoccupied at the moment…

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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