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:
- 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.
- Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog
- Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog
- Best Career or Job Blog
- Best Education Blog
This category was previously named Best Educational or Instructional Blog and has been renamed for clarity
- Best Entertainment Blog
- Best Faith-based Blog
- Best Fashion or Personal Style Blog
- Best Fitness or Health Blog
- Best Food Blog
- Best Humour Blog
- 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.
- Best Movie Blog
- Best Music Blog
- Best New Blog
- 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.
- Best Parenting or Family Blog
- Best Personal Blog
- Best Photography Blog
- Best Political Blog
- Best Relationship Blog
- Best Sports Blog
- Best Technology Blog
This category was previously named Best Science and Technology Blog.
- Best Topical Blog
- Best Travel or Tourism Blog
- Best Wedding Blog
- 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?