VOTING – HALL OF FAME AWARDS

Design Bloggers Conference Announces Hall of Fame Awards

Design Bloggers…it’s your time to be recognized on the global new media stage! We are excited to announce that nominations for the Design Bloggers Hall of Fame are now open. The role of the Hall of Fame is to recognize excellence in blogging and new media in the field of interior design. Each year, a new set of outstanding design blogs will become eligible through an open, online nomination process leading up to the ultimate recognition as Hall of Fame inductee.

The voting for the Design Bloggers Hall of Fame is now closed. The The winners, and runner ups, will be determined through a combination of ratings by a panel of judges and the public vote. The awards will be presented live, and the inductees recognized during the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Hotel on March 4, 2013.

Links to Blogs of Finalists

If you’d like to check out the blogs of the finalists, here are the links to their blogs, listed in alphabetical order:

Best Overall Design Blog
Apartment Therapy
decor8
Design Sponge
Material Girls
Qunitessence
Best Design Blog Graphics, Photography, and Presentation
An Urban Cottage
decor8
Design Sponge
My Vibe My Lfe
This is Glamorous
Best Writing on a Design Blog
Ask Patrick
Mrs. Blandings
My Marakesh
Quintessence
Stylecourt
Best New Design Blog
CJ Dellatore
Donna’s Blog
Hadley Court
kitchenINK
SociaLight

Here are the criteria for each of the categories:

  • Best Design Blog Graphics, Photography, & Presentation
  1. Presents its subject matter in a highly visual and graphic manner that is both entertaining, educational, and thought provoking.
  2. Must have consistently and frequently posted in the past year.
  3. Demonstrates the potential of the blogging format to convey ideas or subject matter through images.
  4. Presents a compelling visual experience for readers, both within the site format and in individual posts.
  • Best Writing On a Design Blog
  1. Demonstrates excellence in the use of the English language.
  2. Writes with an original voice that conveys a personal style.
  3. Consistently conveys original, insightful and entertaining messages.
  4. Must have consistently and frequently posted in the past year.
  • Best New Design Blog
  1. Presents a compelling visual experience for readers, both within the site format and in individual posts.
  2. Demonstrates the potential of the blogging format to convey ideas or subject matter through images.
  3. Presents its subject matter in a highly visual and graphic manner that is entertaining, educational, and thought provoking.
  4. Must have been established no earlier than one year prior to the nomination period (i.e. no earlier than November 17, 2010).
  5. Must have consistently and frequently posted since its inception.
  • Best Overall Design Blog
  1. Continually produces of entertaining and informative content.
  2. Contains well-written and well-produced posts.
  3. Demonstrates independent and original ideas and insights.
  4. Advances the reputation of the design blogging community through its overall form, content and presentation.
  5. Must have consistently and frequently posted in the past year.

The Rules

Here is how the  Design Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame Awards process works:

  • The awards are open to any English-language design blog.
  • The nomination period will start on December 3, 2012, and continue through the end of the day (Eastern Standard Time) on December 31, 2012. Nominations are open to the public and will be made via the Design Bloggers Conference website (see below to nominate a blog). A nomination can be made by simply adding a comment to the page for the designated category nominating the blog for consideration. Each blog nominated for a category will be included in the selection process; additional nominations for a blog in the same category will have no effect, so once a blog is nominated for a category there is no reason to nominate it again.
  • A panel of expert judges will evaluate all the nominated blogs for each category during the period January 1 – January 8, 2013 and will select the top five blogs in each category.
  • The public will be given the opportunity to vote for the finalists of each category from January 9 – February 11, 2013.
  • Each category winner will be chosen based on 50% of the input coming from the judges and 50% coming from the public vote.
  • The awards will be presented live at the Design Bloggers Conference at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Hotel on March 4, 2013.