Sunday, October 08, 2006

Manchester Blog Awards Shortlist

Here's the shortlist for the 2006 blog awards. There are three shortlisted candidates for each category. They are, in no particular order:

Blog of the Year

Mancubist

The Airport Diaries

43

Best Personal Blog


A Free Man in Preston


Keris Stainton

Kitchentable

Best Arts and Culture Blog

Yer Mam!

Ready Steady Book

Bitter and Blue


Best Political Blog

Normblog

Skipper

Blood and Treasure


It was very difficult to decide what to shortlist - thanks everyone for writing in with your nominations (we had close to a hundred separate emails, a great response.) I hope next year we can have more categories, as it would broaden the field a bit.

Everyone is welcome at the Blog Awards Monday Oct. 16, 7pm in the Social at Urbis, where the winners will be announced and where we will have blog readings from Geoff of 43 and the airport exile, plus live literary and musical entertainments from the Verberate crew. Yes, there will be beer there. And it's free. Not the beer, I mean it's free admission. Sorry.

5 comments:

Tim said...

Bloody hell!
The only thing I’ve ever been nominated for previously was retrieving the football from Mrs. Blackshaw’s back garden. They said she was a witch and I believed them. I know what I saw.

c&v said...

great list - can't believe you weren't nominated by everyone though - neptism ain't what it used to be... xx

Matt Cox said...

Boo. I lose. I'm not shortlisted.

Mancubist said...

Why, thank you.

Deadly Female said...

Blimey, so many Manchester blogs and so little time. I'll keep a little quiet about by Northern roots, I don't think I can compete....