Indibloggies blogging awards 2008 have opened for nominations and the search is on to find the best Indian Blogs. the nominations are open in 17 award categories upto 28 February 2009.
Indibloggies is India’s first and very own desi blog awards, wherein the public choses the best bloggers from India and of Indian origin settled elsewhere. Visit the nomination form and submit your favorite Indian blogs into the contest.
They let you apply for the Jury also through the same form. The jury will screen nominated blogs and chose the top blogs in each award category, which will open for public voting. However, jurors are required to stay away from the Indibloggies 2008 contest, meaning their own blogs cannot participate and they cannot vote for any affiliated sites.
You can self nominate your own blog, but dont spam them with multiple nominations as spamming may lead to disqualification. Twitter urls are acceptable only for the Microblog category. Remember the Indibloggies contest is open for English language blogs only.
Considering the diversity of Indian language blogs, I believe a representation of all Indian languages is essential to present a full spectrum of the Indian blogosphere. Here are some useful sites to submit Indian blogs.
Update: Debashish, Indibloggies organizer sent us an email explaining why Indic blogs were not included this year like before.
With the growing number of Indian language blogs it seems unjustifield to confine them to a single category when their English counterparts compete over 17. Also finding Jury for Indic blogs is an uphill task itself. To make things easier this year I planned to limit the main event to English blogs and to hold Indibloggies for Indic Blogs in latter part of the year. Hopefully they would get the attention they deserve.