2014 blog categories

Every year we look at the previous Awards’ categories and make changes to:

  • eliminate categories that were ambiguous or confusing
  • eliminate categories that did not receive many nominations
  • add categories that are in high demand, as determined by emails and comments we received

Since we’re planning a live Awards event for 2014, we have to consider the logistics of giving Awards in 30 categories, and the time that would be required to do this in a live event situation. As a result we will either reduce the number of available categories, or announce the winners in the 20 most popular categories at the live show but present the other Awards off the air, or both.

Here is the tentative list of categories for the 2014 Nigerian Blog Awards:

  1. Best Beauty or Hair Blog
    We’re proposing to expand this category to include hair since many hair blogs are nominated in this category but excluded since the definition of the category historically didn’t include hair.
  2. Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog
  3. Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog
  4. Best Career or Job Blog
  5. Best Education Blog
    This category was previously named Best Educational or Instructional Blog and has been renamed for clarity
  6. Best Entertainment Blog
  7. Best Faith-based Blog
  8. Best Fashion or Personal Style Blog
  9. Best Fitness or Health Blog
  10. Best Food Blog
  11. Best Humour Blog
  12. Best Motivation or Inspiration Blog
    This category was previously a Nigerian Blog Awards category but eliminated because motivation and inspiration can be rather broadly defined. However, it is a category in high demand so we will try again in 2014.
  13. Best Movie Blog
  14. Best Music Blog
  15. Best New Blog
  16. Best Nigerian News Blog
    This category was previously called Best News Blog, but in 2014 we would like to focus on news from or about Nigeria.
  17. Best Parenting or Family Blog
  18. Best Personal Blog
  19. Best Photography Blog
  20. Best Political Blog
  21. Best Relationship Blog
  22. Best Sports Blog
  23. Best Technology Blog
    This category was previously named Best Science and Technology Blog.
  24. Best Topical Blog
  25. Best Travel or Tourism Blog
  26. Best Wedding Blog
  27. Best Overall Nigerian Blog
    This category was previously called Nigerian Blog of the Year

The following categories are under consideration for REMOVAL:

  • Best Collaborative or Group Blog
    This category historically receives a low number of nominees.
  • Best-Designed Blog
    This category historically received a very low number of valid nominees.
  • Best Student Blog
    This category was defined as “Blog by an individual currently enrolled in school” but it can be captured in one of the other categories.

The following great categories were suggested but due to low numbers of blogs currently in these categories, they will not be added this year:

  • Best Arts Blog
  • Best Craft Blog
  • Best Culture Blog
  • Best Development Blog
  • Best Indigenous Language Blog
  • Best Foreign News Blog

What do you think? Which categories are missing in your opinion?

Comments

  1. Great work guys. We bloggers are greatly inspired by your work. Do consider keeping the group blog category open for nomination though

  2. Looks good, una well done!

  3. This is good and very inspiring!
    My blog is new, hoping it will make it under the Best New Blog
    Nice work guys

  4. Great works you guys… we are happy about what you are doing and gaining insights and blogging direction as well… wee look forward to being part of this in this 2014 esp in the sports category… but den…great work…kudos…!!!!!

  5. great, we Nigerian are finally appreciating our own. Please keep the good work rolling, you are isnpiring us to do better.. am off to start getting better..

  6. Awesome developments. I’m really looking forward to the live presentations.

  7. Looking forward to this year’s nominations: #BestNew #BestEducation

    Kudos #NBA!

  8. I belive the best designed blog should be available, this will give room for creativity among bloggers

  9. this is great, we are waiting so patiently, am looking forward to be awarded in the Best New Blog Category

    Good Work Guys!

    Am off to work harder

  10. I started my blog november last year. Can it be in best new blog category and still in best health and fitness blog?

    • Based on what you’ve shared, your blog could be nominated in the Best New Blog category and also in another category, as long as it meets the requirements for that second category.

  11. hope my blog will be on the 2014 list.

  12. Am glad that people do recognizes our work all i want to know is the criteria to qualify for the awards.?
    Thanks.

  13. WHY WOULD YOU GUYS THINK OF REMOVING THE BEST STUDENT BLOG CATEGORY? THERE ARE TONS OF STUDENT BLOGGERS BUSTING THEIR ASS EVERYDAY TRYING TO GET CONTENTs and giving out information day in day out WITH THEIR POCKET MONEY….I THINK THEY SHOULD BE DULY RECOGNIZED……..

  14. I’ve been in love with what you do here. Am a young blogger trying to come up & I really wish I’m chosen as a winner. Well,you guys should not forget we the young bloggers. Thanks