This year The Jerusalem Post
is delighted to join www.Israellycool.com
in hosting the second year of the JIB awards, with the aim of bringing this exciting event to a greater audience while maintaining the grass-roots spirit of the blog community.
(What's in a blog? Read more >>
Last year's inaugural awards
attracted hundreds of blog nominations, generating much buzz and excitement in the Jewish Blogosphere, and even attracting attention from the blog community at large. This year, the competition promises to be even more exciting, as the Jewish and Israeli blog world has at least doubled in size since last year, and is continuing to grow.
on the www.Israellycool.com
Web site for 16 different categories listed below concluded Sunday, December 18.
The voting will take place at JPost.com in two stages: In the preliminary round, readers can vote for their favorite among 40 blogs in each of the 16 categories. The top vote-getters will advance to the final round of voting, with awards going to the top three placers in each category. The final award winners will be announced on both sites, and will be honored with fame and glory as well as JIB award banners (designed by Zahava Bogner, Ventures Consulting Group, Inc.) to post on their blogsites.
Jan 2nd - 12th:
Preliminary voting round on JPost.com
Jan 17th - 26th:
Final voting round on JPost.com
Thank you for joining The Jerusalem Post
and best of luck to all bloggers.
Best Overall Blog
. A blog is eligible for this category if it is a Jewish, Israeli or Israel advocacy blog, receiving fewer than 5,000 unique visits a day (verifiable from Truth Laid Bear traffic ranking, or other stats counter.)
Best Overall Mega-Blog
. A blog is eligible for this category if it is a Jewish, Israeli or Israel advocacy blog, receiving 5,000 or more unique visits a day (verifiable from Truth Laid Bear traffic ranking, or other stats counter.)
Best New Blog 2005
: Nominate your favorite Jewish, Israeli, or Israel advocacy Blog inaugurated this year.
Best Group Blog
: Blogs which have multiple contributors. The Blog must either comprise a majority of Jewish posters or can be an Israel advocacy Blog written by Jews and non-Jews alike.
Best Designed Blog
: Blogs in this category should have a distinctive, original and visually appealing presentation. To be eligible the blog must feature Jewish, Israeli, or Israel advocacy content.
Best Personal Blog
: Blogs dealing predominantly with the blogger's life. To be eligible the blog must feature Jewish or Israeli themes.
Best Life in Israel Blog
: The writer must live in Israel and provide a compelling perspective about what life is like here.
Best Jewish Religion Blog
: To be considered a Jewish Religion Blog, a blog must deal extensively with Judaism and Torah-related topics. This may include those blogs written by observant members of the Jewish community, who speak of their own experiences in the religious world.
Best Jewish Culture Blog
: To be considered a Jewish Culture Blog, a blog must deal extensively with Jewish cultural issues, not necessarily within the framework of religion (e.g. Jewish pop culture).
Best Humor Blog
: Anything that brings a smile to your face. To be eligible the blog must feature Jewish or Israeli content.
Best Israel Advocacy Blog
: To be considered an Israel Advocacy Blog, a blog must deal extensively with issues relating to Israel, in the context of promoting Israel and Zionism
, or presenting Israel's side of the conflict. This includes blogs written by Jews and non-Jews alike.
Best Politics and Current Affairs Blog
: Blogs in this category should deal predominantly with currents affairs central to the Israeli or Jewish world or should offer an interpretation of world events with an eye towards Israeli or Jewish interests.
: Nominate the single blog post, by a particular blogger, which made the most significant impression on you over the past year. To be eligible the blog must feature Jewish, Israeli, or Israel advocacy content.
: Nominate a series of entries written by any blogger centering around a particular theme. To be eligible the series must feature Jewish, Israeli, or Israel advocacy content.
Best Student Life Blog
: Blogs in this category must be written by someone currently enrolled in a college or university, and feature Jewish or Israeli themes.
Nominations for this category should relate to podcasts comprising Jewish, Israeli or Israel advocacy content.