Saturday, October 5, 2013

Inaugural Craftsy Blogger Awards and Shameless Self-Promotion


Hi everyone:
Welcome to the first (annual) Craftsy Blogger Awards. Craftsy wants to celebrate creative bloggers who have truly inspired us through their original content, vivid imagery and exceptional online personas. That’s why they are presenting the first ever Craftsy Blogger Awards, to honour those individuals who spend so many hours behind the scenes (and the computer) crafting the blogs you love to read! Nominate your favorite blogger, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free online Craftsy class!
Logo for Blogger Awards

How it works

During the nomination phase, we’ll ask you to tell us your favourite blogs in any of these eight categories:
Sewing
Quilting
Knitting & Crochet
Cake Decorating
Photography
Embroidery
Fine Art
Food & Cooking
But that’s not all. Craftsy is offering three Craftsy Blogger Awards in each of the categories above, to recognize the top blogs in each specialty:
Best Tutorials
Best Photography
Best Craftsy Instructor’s Blog
 How to nominate
From October 1 - 14, you can nominate your favourite blogs in any of the eight categories, such as sewing, knitting or quilting. Choose the most fitting award for each blog, based on what you feel makes it special. Only four blogs from each category will move on to the next round, based upon votes from readers and the Craftsy Judging Panel, comprised of their editorial team and industry experts. Your nomination is important!
On October 15, Craftsy will announce the four nominees in each category and award, and then you’ll have two weeks to vote for your favourite blogs. Again, these winners will be determined by reader votes and the Craftsy Judging Panel.
On October 29, Craftsy will announce one Winner and one Runner-Up for each award and category, for a total of 48 honourees!

Here are the Rules (yup, there are always a few, but these are easy)

You must have a valid email address to nominate or vote. You must use your own email address, and Craftsy will also email you to let you know when the voting round begins.
Nominees must suit the category they are placed in. Please choose the category that best fits the blog (i.e. sewing or quilting, if both are covered). The Best Instructor’s Blog Award is open to Craftsy instructors only, and it is also the only award that will be determined 100% by your votes!
What can YOU receive for nominating a blog?
When you nominate your favourite blogger you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free online Craftsy class!
What will Craftsy Blogger Awards winners receive? Each Craftsy Blogger Awards winner will receive:
  • 1 free Craftsy class of their choice!
  • A Craftsy Blogger Awards Winner badge to wear proudly on their blog!
  • Winners may also be featured on the Craftsy blog and/or newsletter, providing great exposure for their brand.
If you'd like to nominate me for one of these categories (I'm thinking that would be quilting), you can do so by clicking on the following badge or on the one located in my sidebar. I'd be so grateful :) My blog URL is www.chatterboxquilts.blogspot.com, in case you would care to nominate me.
Blogger Awards "Nominate Me" Badge
Remember, nominations start now and end on October 14, 2013, so click here to get started!


3 comments:

Colleen said...

I'm happy to nominate you. Your videos are fantastic!

Kim Jamieson-Hirst said...

Ah,thanks,Colleen,I'm glad you enjoy them ;)

Calgaryquilter said...

Another vote of thanks for all you do!

Charmaine