The Weblog Awards

Thirteenth Annual Weblog Awards: The 2013 Bloggies

There are many fantastic blogs on the Internet, and the Weblog Awards are here to honor them. Place your votes, and prepare to be amazed by the top blogs of the year.

Read the Rules

Understand the Procedure

Tuesday, January 1
Nominations open.
Sunday, January 27
10:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Nominations close.
Sunday, February 3
200 randomly selected voters receive an invitation to choose the finalists from a list of the most-nominated weblogs in ten random categories.
Sunday, February 17
10:00 PM EST
Finalist voting closes. The five (or six for Weblog of the Year) weblogs with the most votes become finalists. I will solve any ties for fifth place.
Sunday, February 24
Finalists are announced and voting reopens to all to choose the winners.
Sunday, March 17
10:00 PM EDT
Voting closes.
Sunday, March 24
8:00 PM EDT
Winners are announced and the Weblog of the Year receives a prize of 2,013 US cents (US$20.13).

Watch the Ceremony

The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 24 from 8:00-10:30 PM EST (UTC-5) on the Bloggies’ Twitter feed and Facebook page. One winner will be announced approximately every five minutes, culminating with the Weblog of the Year at 10:30, at which point the winners will be posted to the site. Follow the feed to keep up to date on the Bloggies!

Stay Up to Date With the Categories

Each year, the categories of the Weblog Awards are evaluated to keep current with blogging trends. Here's what's new this year:

Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog

Best Asian Weblog

Weblogs from Asia, including the Middle East.

Best African Weblog

Best European Weblog

Best Latin American Weblog

Best Canadian Weblog

Best Science or Technology Weblog

Best Education Weblog

Best LGBT Weblog

Weblogs about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender interests.

Best Religion or Spirituality Weblog

Best Weblog About Politics

Best Health or Wellness Weblog

Best Travel Weblog

Best Photography of a Weblog

Photoblogs and other weblogs with a focus on presenting photography.

Best Art, Craft, or Design Weblog

Best Food Weblog

Best Pet or Animal Weblog

Best Parenting or Family Weblog

Best Weblog About Music

Best Entertainment Weblog

Weblogs about movies, television, theater, or dance.

Best Fashion or Beauty Weblog

Best Topical Weblog

Weblogs with a distinct topic other than the ones in the categories above.

Best-Designed Weblog

Most Humorous Weblog

Best Writing of a Weblog

Best Group or Community Weblog

Best-Kept Secret Weblog

The best underrepresented weblogs.

Best New Weblog

Weblogs that began during the year 2012.

Lifetime Achievement

Webloggers who have been blogging since at least January 1, 2008.

Weblog of the Year

The category for the best weblog overall.