It’s that time of year again. Time for the 2006 Black Weblog Awards, the second annual recognition of achievement and excellence by and for Black Internet users who have their own weblogs, or blogs as they are more commonly known.
Nominations will be open from August 1 – August 15 in each of the categories. On August 16, the top three nominated sites from each of the categories will be posted and open voting for the finalists will open from August 16 – August 31.
Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 31.
Winners will be announced on September 3.
- The Black Weblog Awards are for weblogs for, by and/or about Black people. If you’ve got a question on what a Black weblog is, feel free to browse any of last year’s winners.
- Only one ballot can be submitted per person. You can only enter one website in each field in the nomination form. If you feel a website can qualify for more than one category, feel free to submit it for several categories. However, you can only submit one website for each field. Think of it like a presidential election…except with no hanging chads or faulty Diebold machines.
- You must have a valid e-mail address to submit a ballot. Your information will not be used in any other way except for ballot tabulation, but fake and "anti-spam" addresses will not be accepted. Actually, the form will take them, but those ballots will be deleted.
- For nomination and finalist forms, the following rules apply:
- URLs are required for each nominated site. Please make sure it’s the correct URL before submitting, spelling and all.
- Nominees must fit the category for which they are submitted. This is mostly up to the discretion of the BWAs; if we can’t tell that the submitted site fits in the category nominated, then that vote will not be counted.
- You can not nominate your own blog. However, feel free to persuade your readers to nominate you. This also applies to finalists; you cannot vote for your own blog.
- No mailbots or spammers!