Jaybarkerfan's Junk recently announced the winner of the 2013 Blog of the Year Award. For the 3rd straight year the award went to Night Owl Cards. I'd like to congratulate Greg on his award. He's a great blogger and has a lot going for him...even though he's a Dodgers fan. Don't worry, Greg hates my favorite team with a passion, so I think it's okay if I give him a hard time about his.
Now that the 2013 Blog of the Year Award is out of the way, how about a few additional awards. Gavin over at the blog Baseball Card Breakdown (Gavin is currently at 49 Followers. Somebody please go follow his blog. 50 looks so much better than 49.) mentioned the possibility of some additional awards including a "Best New Blog of 2013" or in baseball terms a Rookie of the Year Award. In addition I'd like to do an award for "Best Post of 2013" and an award for the "Top Blogger".
Here is the criteria that I'd like to use for these awards.
Best New Blog of 2013 - First post must have occurred in 2013.
Best Post of 2013 - Your favorite post from any sports card related blog from 2013.
Top Blogger - Think about the blogger and not just the blog. (trades, contests, PWE's, etc)
There are a ton of great bloggers out there and I want to recognize a few of them with some awards!
You can nominate yourself or anyone else you feel is deserving. You can nominate as many blogs, posts, and bloggers as you would like. I'll accept nominations in the comment box below until January 31st.
Since the voting will take place in February, this will count as my February Contest, which means there has to be prizes, in addition to the title and bragging rights!
Speaking of awards, here is a card I picked up recently for my Cards Featuring Awards collection.