Just to let you know that I’m adding information submitted by the finalists about their blog or project to the finalist announcement post as and when they send it in.
Sometimes it can be hard finding the information you’re looking for quickly when visiting a site for the first time, so we’ve asked all finalists to submit a brief paragraph outlining the country or countries of residence of their main contributors, the main purpose of their sites, and the age range or type of person their work focuses on. I appreciate that we’re asking for a very reductionist version of some fabulous work, but since one of the main purposes of the awards is to provide an accessible and useful resource for people looking for examples or inspiration, the more succinct the better.
To that end – huge thanks to everyone who is managing to keep their intros short and sweet!
UPDATE: A couple of people have asked why we didn’t contact them directly to let them know they’ve been nominated. The answer is of course, resource. It’s often tricky to find contact details for blogs and projects, so we rely on you, the community, to let people know they’ve been nominated (especially if it was you that nominated them!). Once they’ve mailed into the awards address we put them onto the finalist mailing list with the address they contact us with. Cheers!