Mashable Open Web Awards Opens Nominations

mashable-open-web-awardsOpen 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!, and Mahalo.


Mashable Open Web Award Categories

  1. Mainstream and Large Scale Social Networks
  2. Embeddable Widgets
  3. Blog Plugins
  4. Social News
  5. Social Networking Applications
  6. Social Bookmarking
  7. Search And Social Search
  8. Sports and Fitness
  9. Photo Sharing
  10. Video Sharing
  11. Start Pages
  12. Places and Events
  13. Travel
  14. Music
  15. Social Shopping
  16. Fashion
  17. Celebrity and Gossip
  18. Mobile Applications
  19. Dating and Romance
  20. Wiki
  21. Politics
  22. How-To
  23. Environmental
  24. Non-Profit Causes
  25. Online Games
  26. 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; – 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.

Danny Brown (English): Social Media PR from Danny Brown informs, shares and listens – all things that social media should be.

PitchEngine (English): PR meets social media at PitchEngine, where PR pros, agencies, journalists and bloggers gather to share and discover new media.

PR Sarah Evans (English): A public relations professional and social media freak just living the dream.

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
  • 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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