New for the 2014 Nigerian Blog Awards, we will be asking people who fill out the nomination form to indicate their willingness to be a panelist. Of those who indicate their interest, we will randomly select 200 people to serve as panelists who will be responsible for narrowing down a shortlist of nominees into the list of finalists.
By saying yes, a panelist is committing to reviewing nominated blogs in 10 randomly-assigned categories, and selecting their top 5 (or top 10 in the case of the Best Overall Nigerian Blog category) blogs. These finalists will be revealed as official nominees on March 23, 2015.
Panelists will be given a period of 2 weeks (from March 2-16, 2015) to select finalists.