2008 Inaugural Sports Blogscars. What is a “Sports Blogscar“? It is a made up trophy that goes to a sports blog that has maximized the use of video on its site. There will be categories. Many blogs will be nominated.
There will be a 1 week nomination window. Any blog that would like to nominate another blog can simply do a post about it. Link back to this post in your post. You can nominate up to 3 blogs per category. If you just want to do a few nominations that is fine, but try to make your votes count. Try to give a short explanation of why the blog deserves the Sports Blogscar in its category. That is not needed but it will help in the candidacy.
After the 1 week nomination period there will be a 2 day candidate selection from all of the nominees by a closed group of respected bloggers. After the candidates are announced there will be a 4 day period where people can cast their ballot with their votes for the winners on another blog post that links to the Candidate post.
Here is the time line.
- Friday October 3rd = Starts the Nominations. Use the form below to copy and paste a post that nominates the potential Sports Blogscar winners. Link back to this post on your nomination post.
- Friday October 10th = Nominations will be closed, and the candidates will be chosen from the votes.
- Monday October 13th = the Nominations will be announced. There will be up to 5 candidates per award. vote for your favorites. Voting ends Midnight Thursday October 16th.
- On Friday October 17th = The Winners will be announced hourly on NESW Sports.
The reason for the link back to the appropriate post is to make the process of finding your post easy. My blog alerts me every time I am linked to by another blog. Lets all have a ton of fun with this. The winners will receive….. a little picture of a Sports Blogscar for the year 2008 in their category. They can hang that picture on their blog widget with pride knowing that their peers voted for them.
By the way, I got the idea for this from a very cool award ceremony that college football blogs have. It is called the CFBA’s College football Blogger Awards and it is hosted by Rocky Top Talk and EDSBS. Below is the nomination ballot. Remember to have a lot of fun with this, and that your vote actually means a lot to some bloggers.
- Best NBA Video Blogger– This is the NBA blog that uses videos the best.
- Best NFL Video Blogger – This is the NFL blog that uses videos the best.
- Best MLB Video Blogger – This is the MLB blog that uses videos the best.
- Best “Other Sport” Video Blogger – This is the blog from a different sport than the big three, that uses videos the best.
- Best New Sports Video Blogger – They have only been blogging since last November. The Blogscar year runs from November to October.
- Best Self Made Sports Video Blogger – This is the blog that makes its own videos or records a lot of its own videos from Mainstream Media. For example Awful Announcing and Odenized do a lot of this.
- Best “Hard to Find” Sports Video Blogger – This is for the blogger that finds the most obscure, hidden, vintage, or bizarre, great sports videos. You know they have to be on top of their game to find these vids.
- Funniest Sports Video Blogger – This is the Blog that puts up videos that have you rolling all the time.
- Best Sports Video Blog of the year – This is self explanatory. Good luck trying to decide who will win this.
Please keep in mind that these are not votes for the “best blog”, but the blogs that use videos the best. You can also nominate the same blog in several categories if it fits. The only kicker is that the a blog can not win the same award 2 years in a row. This is the first time I have done this so that is not a problem. Thanks for participating.
If you do not have a blog, you can leave a comment below or send me an email with your nominations – ethanjaynes-at-comcast.net