The call for submissions to the 8th Annual Wine Blog Awards is now open.
We are seeking submissions for consideration in nine categories and the process will extend to May 2nd. In order to obtain the significant number of submissions we are seeking, we would ask all those inclined to spread the word.
THE SUBMISSION AND JUDGING PROCESS
It is important to note that once a blog has been submitted in a particular category by a member of the public, it need not be submitted again in order for it to be taken under consideration by our panel of judges. It is not the case that the blogs with the most submissions are those that will be considered to be finalists. The panel of judges will consider each and every blog in a category.
The judges in this year’s awards will be announced in the near future.
After the submission process closes on May 2nd, our judges will then undertake the task of evaluating based on the criteria for each category. Their individual evaluations will be taken together to determine the five finalists blogs in each category.
Once the finalists in each category are determined and announced, voting on the winners begins. The winner in each category is determined by a vote of the public and of the judges. The final determination is based on a 50/50 weighting between collective votes of the judges and the public vote.
The winners will be announced at the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Barbara, CA. We are very pleased to announce also that Mutineer Magazine is again sponsoring this year’s Wine Blog Awards and will lead the presentation of the Awards live at the Wine Bloggers Conference.
The goal of the Wine Blog Awards is a simple one: Honor and celebrate the best in wine blogging; encourage the wine blogging community to continue what has been a continued march to relevance and success in the area of wine education and reporting and to draw attention to the wine blogging community.