2015 Wine Blog Award Submissions Open through April 22
The 2015 Wine Blog Awards process begins today, April 1st. No foolin’ around…we are kicking off the month of April with the public nomination process which goes through April 22. All submissions and the most up-to-date communications about the nominees and winners are handled via the Wine Blog Awards website.
About the 2015 Wine Blog Awards:
- Based on a survey in 2014 asking for feedback about the WBA, there have been changes made to the WBA process.
- The category, “Best Writing on a Wine Blog” has been dropped.
- The categories, “Best Winery Blog” and “Best Industry Blog” have been combined into one category that will be awarded to a blog run by a winery or other wine industry business.
- All other award categories are open to Citizen Wine Bloggers.
- Nominations require filling out a form and providing contact information (kept confidential by the awards organizers) – blogs will be checked to make sure they meet the nomination requirements of the category. Also, links to three posts that exemplify why the blog should win an award are required.
- Awards winners will be announced via the Wine Blog Awards website in the middle of June and before the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference in the Finger Lakes, August 13-16.
- After the submission process closes on April 22, our judges will evaluate the blogs based on the criteria for each category. Their individual evaluations will be taken together to determine the five finalist blogs in each category. The final winner in each category is determined by a vote of the public and of the judges. The final determination is based on a a 50/50 weighting between collective votes of the judges and the public vote.
How to Nominate a Wine Blog for the 2015 Wine Blog Awards:
Head on over to the Wine Blog Awards website – you can access the criteria for judging for each category and submit via the form, there.
The goals of the Wine Blog Awards are simple: Honor and celebrate the best in wine blogging; encourage the wine blogging community to continue their march to prominence and success in the area of wine education and reporting; and to draw attention to the wine blogging community.
We look forward to the 2015 Wine Blog Awards process and seeing all the nominations come in!