Nominations have opened for the 2006 Bloggie Award. Here is the official procedure:
From now until 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) on Tuesday, January 10, 2005, anyone can nominate their favorite weblogs.
That Thursday, January 12, three panels of 50 voters will receive an e-mail. It will list the weblogs that have receieved the most nominations in ten categories. They will have until 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 17 to privately submit their five favorites (six for Weblog of the Year) for each category. The five (or six for Weblog of the Year) receiving the most votes will become finalists. I (Nikolai Nolan) will only vote for the panel in the case of a tie for fifth place. This panel is on an opt-in policy; there is a checkbox on this form for it.
On Friday, January 20, the finalists will be announced and voting will be open again to choose the winners.
Voting will close at 10:00 PM EST on Sunday, January 31. The winners will be posted sometime between Sunday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 15.
This year, let’s get some more libertarian sites in the competition. If you are at a loss about who to nominate, you can check out our “Recommended” list on the right side-bar. As we obviously don’t blogroll ourselves, don’t forget to enter Hammer of Truth in a few categories, too. Simply click here to nominate your favorite libertarian sites.