Kate at the Accidental Hedonist has announced nominations for the 1st Annual Food Blog Awards. The Food Blog Awards honor the best in food-related weblog writing.
Nominations are being accepted NOW through DECEMBER 19th in the following categories:
Best Overall Food Blog - This is an open category. Food, wine, recipes, restaurant reviews? It matters not. Nominate your favorite.
Best New Blog - This category is for any food site that has been introduced this year (2004). You must have at least 4 posts in a month, for more than one concurrent month. It would be nice if the site has recently posted, but it's not a requirement.
Best Group Blog - This category is for the food blogs out there who have more than one contributor.
Best Post - This category is for that one post that you remember over the course of the past year. It may have educated you.. it may have made you think, it matters not. It just has to have been posted on a food blog.
Best Non-Blogging Food Site - This category is for the one site we all go to that deals with food. It can be corporate if you wish, or it could be run by one guy out of a garage in southwest Peru. It just has to be food related, and not be a blog.
Best Site Design - This category is to celebrate the web designers out there. Nominate the Food Blog which you think looks real purty.
Best Food Blog - Writing - This is the category for the Food Blog Site which consistently writes high quality posts. Quality can be defined in any way. The site must have at least 4 posts per month, for seven concurrent months.
Best Food Blog - Recipes - This is for the site that consitently posts the best recipes that inspire you to cook. The recipes should be either their own, or should acknowledge the source of the recipe in the posts. The site must have at least 4 posts per month that are recipes, for seven concurrent months.
Best Food Blog - Humor - This category is for the Food Blog Site which consistenly makes you laugh. The site must have at least 4 posts per month, for seven concurrent months.
Best Food Blog - Wine - This category is for any blog that deals with wine. The site must have 4 posts per month covering wine, for seven concurrent months.
Best Food Site - Chef - This category is fairly straightforward. It's for any food blog written by a chef. The chef should be able to prove that they worked, as a chef or cook, at some point during this year, and have posts on their site to prove it. The level of the chef is unimportant. It could be a Food Network star, or the person making hot dogs from a cart.
Best Food Blog - CityThis category is for any Food Blog that covers the food scene surrounding a specific city. The site must have 4 posts per month covering this city, for seven concurrent months.
Best Food Blog - Theme - This award will go to the one blog that focuses on one specific theme. This could be a food blog that's dedicated specifically to hamburgers, grilling, chili peppers or any other singular topic. Please exclude wine from this category, as they will have their own category.
Best Food Blog - Food Industry - I am looking for nominations for any food blog which covers the food industry. You can define food industry in any way, be it the restaurant industry, agra-business, wine industry, whatever. The site must have 4 posts per month covering this industry, for seven concurrent months.
Best Food Blog - Restaurant Reviews - This Food Blog Award is fairly straight forward. I am looking for nominations for Food Blogs that do restaurant reviews, at least one a month, for seven concurrent months.
For the record, Too Many Chefs is eligible for many of the above categories. We started in February 2004, and have been writing for 10 consecutive months at this point.
I should point out that I'm protesting the lack of a "Worst photography" category which I'm pretty sure I personally could have won hands down.
Go now, my minions, and nominate the blogs you feel are most deserving of these awards! You've only got until December 19th to get your nominations in!
EDIT: Full list of awards added with Kate's direction. Thanks!