The process of taking nominations for the 2012 Wine Blog Awards is over and now we move to the process of having a team of judges look at each blog in each category and collectively narrow the nominations down to five finalists. That job will be more difficult this year than ever before.
576 NOMINATIONS IN 9 CATEGORIES WERE PROFFERED BY FOLKS AROUND THE WORLD.
This is by far the most nominations ever made by the public in the Wine Blog Award’s six year history. Why?
We think a few reasons. First, the actual process for nominating a blog was made easier this year to encourage more participation. The drop-down category menu helped the process as did taking nominations on a single page, rather than on separate category pages. This led to our goal of getting a broader array of nominations from more people. In addition, we worked harder to get word out to more people about the nominations process starting via media relations and social media. We are happy with the results.
Now a panel of judges will evaluate the entries. It’s a lot of work. It requires judges looking at each blog nominated in a category and evaluating it for the degree to which its content matches the criteria for a category. After a judge is finished, they should have a better idea than most as to the qualitative state of the wine blogosphere.
We expect finalists to be announced toward late June. THANK YOU to everyone who took time to make nominations for the 2012 Wine Blog Awards!