New Media Institute Launches 2009 Blog Awards with a Twist

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2009 Blog Awards Now Open for Entries

2009 Blog Awards - Call for Entries

Unlike many competitions, blog finalists are not selected based solely on design, but how well they are utilizing blogging technology to serve and communicate to their audience. Most importantly, the size of an organization or blog is not a consideration in judging

Today, the New York-based New Media Institute opened up the 2009 Blog Awards for entries. The aim of competition is to celebrate excellence in blogging communications.

Enter your blog: http://www.newmediaawards.org

"Unlike many competitions, blog finalists are not selected based solely on design, but how well they are utilizing blogging technology to serve and communicate to their audience. Most importantly, the size of an organization or blog is not a consideration in judging," explained John Spagnuolo, President of the New Media Institute.

The 2009 Blog Awards is the first of four competitions to take place in the 2009 New Media Awards, followed by the Web Awards, Digital Advertising Awards and the Web & Mobile Video Awards.

Benefits of winning

  • Validation - You will know that your Web site, blog or digital advertising campaign is recognized as an outstanding use of new media in communications. Since this is a high profile competition, your employer, clients, competition and the general public will know what you have accomplished and you will receive the credit that is so well deserved.
  • Media Exposure - The New Media Institute releases the winners of each category of entry to the media. Entrants will also receive a press release tailored to their entry that can be added to their site and released to the media.
  • NMA Web Seal and Link - All entrants, finalists and winners will receive blog awards image seals that can be placed on their Web site. The seal will link directly to an entire page dedicated to their project on newmediaawards.org, including a description of their project, link to their project or sponsoring company/agency, and image of their project.
  • Trophy - Each winner will be able to order a trophy symbolizing their accomplishment. They will have the opportunity to edit the inscription on the trophy and order additional trophies. This year's trophy is a glass sculpture and is absolutely magnificent!

2009 New Media Awards Calender Of Events

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Blog Awards
Registration is now open for the 2009 Blog Awards. Schedule of events:

  • Call for entries: Now Open
  • Deadline for entries: February 13, 2009
  • Announcement of winners: February 20, 2009

Web Site Awards
Registration will open for the 2009 Web Site Awards on March 1, 2009. Schedule of events:

  • Call for entries: March 1, 2009
  • Deadline for entries: May 15, 2009
  • Announcement of winners: May 22, 2009

Digital Advertising Awards
Registration will open for the 2009 Digital Advertising Awards on June 1, 2009. Schedule of events:

  • Call for entries: June 1, 2009
  • Deadline for entries: August 14, 2009
  • Announcement of winners: August 21, 2009

Web & Mobile Video Awards
Registration will open for the 2009 Web & Mobile Video Awards on September 1, 2009. Schedule of events:

  • Call for entries: September 1, 2009
  • Deadline for entries: November 13, 2009
  • Announcement of winners: November 20, 2009

About NMI:
The New Media Institute (NMI) is a research and fact finding organization whose mission is to improve public understanding of issues surrounding the Internet and other forms new media communications.

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