December 5, 2010
by Ronnie Burt
The nominations are up and voting is now open in the 2010 Edublog Awards.
Voting is open until 12 PM US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday December 14th…and the winners will be announced at the Edublog Awards ceremony (more on that to come soon).
The winner of each category will get:
- Winner – A years free Edublogs Campus subscription for themselves or their institution worth US$900!
- Winner, 1st, and 2nd runners up win one free Edublogs Pro subscription for a year!
- As well as snazzy winner badges and the respect of your peers!
Here’s some important voting tips:
- One vote per IP per category — sorry, it’s the only way to avoid rigging, to a degree, your colleagues and students are just gonna have to go vote from home… or from their iphones
- You can vote for multiple categories at the same time, so vote once, but vote broadly!
- Results will not be displayed at all — we’re keeping them *completely* secret until the awards ceremony
About The Nominations!
You’ll notice there are more nominations, and excellent quality, this year 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.
This year there was over 400 nomination posts with some posts nominating in over 20 categories – for thousands of nominations!
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.
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,.
Apologies in advance if your site or nominated sites don’t make it.
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 comments, bookmarking, pingbacks)
- For Tweeters – conversation indicators (such as number of following/followers, list 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!
About The Nomination Badges!
Yes! We have badges for everyone who has been shortlisted
This year, the badges are inspired by traditional achievement shields given to students in the UK.
If you’ve been nominated, grab a badge from the top of the poll and it place in your sidebar linking back to the poll, nominations will be listed on those pages forevermore so wear ‘em with pride.
Here’s our CHEATS method for adding text and your badge to your blog sidebar!
So, what are you waiting for…
Go check out all those outstanding nominations, and vote for them!
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