The Photobloggies 2005 Awards committee is accepting nominations until Wednesday, March 16, 2005 for honorees. The awards are organized by Brandon Stone, Jake Dobkin, and Rannie Turingan of Photoblogs.org fame. Nominations are based on the blogs' existence during 2004. Each person can nominate up to three sites in each of the categories listed below. Some awards have prize sponsors, but I'm sure everyone would be happy enough to be recognized.
The interesting part of this contest is how they decide the winners. The first part looks like the standard popularity contest (you can nominate your own site). The organizers then notify the finalists. Once notified, the finalists determine the actual winners of the contest. Wouldn't it be a fun to see this level of logistics at one of the international PJ photo competitions? :-)
The photoblog regional categories are:   American, Canadian, Latin American, European / British / Irish, Australian / New Zealand, Chinese, Japanese, South East Asian / Indian, and African / Middle Eastern.
There are also awards for specific photography genres including:   B&W, animal, abstract, studio, photojournalism, landscape, toy camera, street, and portrait.
The photoblog general categories are:   writing, best kept secret, photoblog design, under-18 photoblog, and new (must have started in 2004).
The two big categories (although the prizes don't necessarily reflect the titles) are Photo of the Year (although I'm not sure how they handle archive images posted during 2004) and Photoblog of the Year. All winners will be announced on March 30, 2005.
Take a look through Photoblogs.org to find some nominees and make sure to check out some of the ones on my sidebar (at the bottom). Then go make someone's day with a nomination.
Enough for now,