December 5, 2011
by Sue Waters
The nominations are up and voting is now open in the 2011 Edublog Awards!
Voting is open until 11:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, December the 13th – and the winners will be announced at the Edublog Awards ceremony on the 14th at 7pm EST (more to come soon).
About the Nominations
Use the links in the sidebar or the “2011 Nominees!” link in the top menu to check out all of the shortlisted nominees.
Each year there are more and more nominations, and of increasing excellent quality, reflecting the ever growing edublogosphere — nice work guys!
Unfortunately we can’t list every single nomination in each category — that’s too overwhelming for everyone.
Instead, our intrepid team of judges combed through hundreds of nominated sites to whittle them down to a manageable number of shortlisted nominations for each category.
Apologies in advance if your site or nominated sites don’t make it – this was such a tough decision!
There are many factors that determine whether a nomination is shortlisted, and some categories were considerably more competitive than others due to the incredible number of nominations.
For example, sites weren’t shortlisted:
- If they obviously didn’t fit the category (such as Nings or wikis being nominated in blog categories)
- If they were self nominations
- If they didn’t follow the nomination submission process
Other factors used for shortlisting included:
- For blogs and influential posts – indicators of reader engagement (such as # of comments, bookmarking, pingbacks)
- For Tweeters – conversation indicators (such as number of following/followers, lists been added to, types of conversations, whether account was public or private)
Due to the thousands of nominations received, there is most likely a typo or mistake or two. Let us know in the comments so we can fix it up!
Yes! We have badges for everyone who has been shortlisted
If you’ve been nominated, grab your badge from the top of your category page and it place in your sidebar linking back to the poll, nominations will be listed on those pages forevermore so wear ‘em with pride.
There is also a generic “vote for me badge” at the top of this post!
How to Vote
We’ve changed how you vote this year! Now you can vote for your favorites all in the one location.
Just go to the Vote Here link in the top navigation or vote on each nomination page by choosing the category you want to vote in, then who you want to vote for! Easy! And best of all once you’ve vote it loads a page where you can share your vote on Twitter or Facebook!
Remember that only one vote per day per category will be counted from the same location!
This means, if your school uses one IP address, you’ll need to ask students and staff to vote from home, or only one vote will count