Open Web Awards election season is coming up and Mashable needs candidates. For those, they turn to you. Nominations open on November 5 and close on November 18. Voting rounds run from November 19 – December 15, 2008.
In 2007, the first Open Web Awards achieved over 250,000 votes combined between Mashable and its 50 international blog partners. Winners included Facebook, Digg, Google, Meetup, Twitter, Netvibes, woot!, Last.fm and Mahalo.
Mashable Open Web Award Categories
- Mainstream and Large Scale Social Networks
- Embeddable Widgets
- Blog Plugins
- Social News
- Social Networking Applications
- Social Bookmarking
- Search And Social Search
- Sports and Fitness
- Photo Sharing
- Video Sharing
- Start Pages
- Places and Events
- Social Shopping
- Celebrity and Gossip
- Mobile Applications
- Dating and Romance
- Non-Profit Causes
- Online Games
- Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks
Nominate Your Favorites
Four PR Blogs Participating as Mashable Open Web Awards Blog Partners
In checking the list of Open Web Awards blog partners, the list is eclectic and worth checking out. You’ll find four PR blogs: Danny Brown – a new blog to me that I can ee I’ll like; pitchengine – a fantastic free social media news release distribution resource; prsarahevans.com – written by Sarah Evans, who is as delightful in person as she is on twitter and Wired PR Works. Here are our blog partner listings.
PitchEngine (English): PR meets social media at PitchEngine, where PR pros, agencies, journalists and bloggers gather to share and discover new media.
Wired PR Works (English): Blurring lines between branding, marketing, PR, SEO and social media. Published by Barbara Rozgonyi for conversation starters and community keepers.
Think you’d like to participate? Here’s how to become a Mashable Open Web Awards partner
Each Blog Partner receives:
- Logo and Link on OpenWebAwards.com
- Logo in select Open Web Awards related posts
- One Vote Per Category to decide the “Blogger’s Choice” Winners
Blog Partner Criteria:
- Must have a readership of more than 50 RSS Subscribers
- Must be able to post 1 to all of the category Nomination and Voting Widgets
- Must be able to meet deadlines during the timeframe for posts
- That’s it!
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