Premier Media are organising a blog awards evening in September, to be called the Christian Blog Awards. If you would like to be awarded for your blogging endeavours you need to send an e-mail to the organisers and then be able to turn up to a black tie event in London. You also need to be the UK I’m afraid. The rules are here.
These are the categories:
- Most Original Worship Blog
- Most Inspiring Leadership Blog
- Most Successful Evangelistic Blog
- Best Christian Newcomer Blog
- Best Young Christian Blog (under 25)
- Best Christian Review Site
- Best Provision for Youth Blog or Website
- Best Church Website
- [Update] Best Christian Social Action website or blog
- [Update] Best Creative Christian Blog
Unfortunately I do not really fit any of these categories, so I do not think I can enter. In fact the categories seem a bit narrow to me and probably rule out about 70% of the Christian blogs I read, which seems a shame. In my case I really need a category entitled ‘Best miscellaneous and in-depth analysis blog (with drawings)’. I will write to them and suggest such a thing. [Update: see below for new categories added after this was posted]
Also there does not seem to be a closing date. I will write and ask them about that too.
Thanks to Inspire Magazine for the information about this.
Update: I’ve received the following e-mail about the categories:
Thanks for getting in touch, and thanks for posting about the awards on your site. With the weblog awards being in their first year things are evolving as entries come in.
Some award categories have been mentioned on the site, but we were purposefully waiting for queries such as yours to come in as a method of creating new award categories. Many people have submitted their sites and said ‘i don’t know which category i fit in but would like to enter’, so if you do that yourself, you should see a few more categories being posted on our site in the next few days.
Looking at your site, whether you consider it to be or not, we think that your site is evangelistic in that it’s reaching people in a clever way… anyway, new categories will appear soon, fear not!
Thanks again for your interest.
Update 2: there are now some new categories:
We’re pleased to announce two new categories for the Blog Awards this year. They are Best Christian Social Action website or blog and after some wise prompting from a few entrants who weren’t sure which category to enter, Best Creative Christian Blog.
If you are interested in entering but you’re still not sure which of the ten categories to list your blog under, drop us a mail and we’ll do our best to recommend one!