Who are your favourite commentators? Nominate them for Comment awards by 31 July

The Comment Awards, run by Editorial Intelligence take place in October and aim to celebrate the “achievement of the UK’s finest print and online commentors”.

A wide ranging panel of judges, including our very own Jo Swinson MP, will judge 16 categories from Independent Blogger to commentators of the year on politics, business, foreign affairs, sport, media and culture. There are also Twitter categories, for politician and public figure.

Nominations are welcome from any individual or organisation, which obviously includes all of you. They close next Tuesday, 31st July. If you look at the list of winners from last year, you might notice that all bar one of them have something in common. It is pretty poor, when we have an impressive selection of female commentators in this country, that out of twelve individual awards, only one went to a woman. If Caitlin Moran and Helen Lewis at least don’t feature this year, something will be very wrong with the world. Having said that,  I am certain that one of my colleagues on the Liberal Democrat Voice  editorial team, described at Leveson as one of the most influential, highly respected political commentators by no less a person than Andrew Marr, would appreciate a nod from you.

Let us know in the comments to this post who your favourite commentators are and nominate them here by next Tuesday. For some categories you have to provide the URL to three supporting articles. A shortlist will be announced in September and the awards themselves will be presented at a ceremony in October.

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

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5 Comments

  • Well it’s got to be the good Dr Mark Pack, for my money 🙂

  • Sport….Peter Alliss…. He has an unrivalled understanding of his sport (golf), a knowledge of the player’s professional and personal traits and the, almost unique, ability to commentate in a manner that makes the listener believe that he is speaking ‘one to one’ as between friends.

  • I miss the Lord Bonkers column, Backbench Berkeley is good but very different.

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