The 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards: Nomination Starts on September 23rd
The 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards will be officially launched on September 9, 2013. Nomination of blogs starts on September 23rd, 2013 and ends on October 13, 2013. The nominees of the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards will be announced on November 4, 2013. If you don’t know what the Nigerian Blog Award is, it is the official awards for Nigerian bloggers. The first award session came up in 2010. This is the third in the series and you can take part in it.
To qualify for nomination, a blog must:
- be a blog, according to the Nigerian Blog Awards definition
- be written by a Nigerian OR have a primary focus on Nigeria
- have been in existence for at least six months (i.e. since March 2013) AND have at least 15 entries. The only exception to this is blogs nominated in the Best New Blog category
- have been updated in the last two months (i.e. in July 2013 or more recently)
- be public (no locked or private blogs)
- be updated by a maximum of four people
2013 Nigerian Blog Awards Schedule
September 9 to September 22 – Launch of the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards!
September 23 to October 13 – Nomination period. Everyone is welcome to submit suitable nominees in one or all of the 2013 categories.
October 14 to October 20 – All nominated blogs will be visited by the Nigerian Blog Awards to ensure that they qualify for nomination. The 10 blogs (and 15 blogs in the category Nigerian Blog of the Year) that receive the most nominations in each category will be reduced to five (10 in the category Nigerian Blog of the Year) by the Nigerian Blog Awards.
November 4 – The official nominees will be revealed (in alphabetical order).
November 11 to December 8 – Voting period. Everyone is welcome to submit one vote per category by filling out the nomination form; this is the popular vote. Judges will also select winning blogs.
December 15 at 4:00pm EST (10:00pm Nigerian time) – The winners in each category (both Popular Vote and Judges Choice) will be revealed during a “live” Twitter event.
December 16 – A blog entry listing the winning blog in each category will be posted.
The 29 categories of the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards are:
*Best Beauty Blog – Blog about makeup or other beauty products.
*Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog – Blog that focuses on building a business or on entrepreneurship.
*Best Career or Job Blog – Blog that focuses on developing career skills or on finding jobs.
*Best Collaborative or Group Blog – Blog on any topic, written by two or more people.
*Best-Designed Blog – Blog that is visually appealing. Although the design can be based on a template, it must be modified from the original template.
*Best Education Blog – Blog that focuses on the education industry, or on instructing its readers through tutorials.
*Best Entertainment Blog – Blog about the entertainment industry, including celebrities and gossip.
*Best Faith-based Blog – Blog with a focus on religious beliefs or themes.
*Best Fashion or Style Blog – Blog about fashion, fashion design, or personal style.
*Best Fitness or Health Blog – Blog that focuses on healthy living, exercise, or wellness.
*Best Food Blog – Blog with a focus on food, cooking, catering, or similar.
*Best Humour Blog – Blog that is amusing or lighthearted in nature.
*Best Movie Blog – Blog about Nollywood or other movie industry, or movies more generally.
*Best Music Blog – Blog that focuses on music or the music industry.
*Best New Blog – Blog established in August 2012 or more recently.
*Best News Blog – Blog with a focus on Nigerian news or current events.
*Best Parenting or Family Blog – Blog with a strong focus on parenting, family life, or the journey to become a parent.
*Best Personal Blog – Blog that focuses on the author’s experiences, or shares the author’s opinion on a variety of topics.
*Best Photography Blog – Blog that focuses on photography and includes the blogger’s original photographs.
*Best Poetry or Writing Blog – Blog that focuses on poetry or writing, in particular the blogger’s original works.
*Best Political Blog – Blog with a strong focus on Nigerian politics.
*Best Relationship Blog – Blog with a focus on romantic relationships.
*Best Science or Technology Blog – Blog about science or technology, including information technology.
*Best Sports Blog – Blog that focuses on Nigerians in sports, or on sports in general.
*Best Student Blog – Blog by an individual currently enrolled in school.
*Best Topical Blog – Blog with a clear niche that is not represented in any of the other categories.
*Best Travel or Tourism Blog – Blog about travelling within Nigeria, Africa, or elsewhere in the world.
*Best Wedding Blog – Blog that covers personal preparations for a wedding, weddings in general, or industries related to weddings such as event planning or coordinating
*Nigerian Blog of the Year – Best overall blog by a Nigerian or best blog with a strong focus on any aspect of Nigeria
Before the nomination starts, you can do the following;
- List your blog on the site
- View the list on Nigerian Blogs
- View past award winners
- Read: 5 ways to get ready for the Awards
So, which category are you going to nominate Make Money Online Nigeria for?
You will be nominating Make Money Online Nigeria for these categories.
- Best Topical Blog: Blog with a clear niche that is not represented in any of the other categories.
- igerian Blog of the Year: Best overall blog by a Nigerian or best blog with a strong focus on any aspect of Nigeria.
WHY?: We teach the specific skills on How to Make Real Money Online in Nigeria. This blog is instructional and focuses on a clear niche that is not represented in the other categories of the Nigerian Blog Awards.
To this, I really need your help to get nominated for the category above. I am looking forward to win this year. As soon as nomination starts, I’ll remind you so that you can safely nominate Make Money Online Nigeria for the category. Please subscribe with your email, follow me on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook to get more information about the award and for more updates on how to make real money online legitimately.
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