We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2011 Catholic New Media Awards!! We've added 3 new categories for consideration:
Best Catholic Video
Best Catholic Tablet/Phone App
Best Catholic Microblog
For "Best Catholic Microblog", the nominations in this category are for people who may not maintain a traditional blog or podcast of their own, but still make inspiring posts that you follow.
Nominations will be limited to sites that:
Have a defined number of words or characters that are allowed in a post.
Must be accessible to someone on the public internet.
It shouldn't require a login to view the content (i.e. I can see the page without being a member of the site and be a friend, follower, in their circle, buddy, pal, or acknowledged acquaintance of that page).
A Thank you to everyone who voted during the Catholic New Media Awards. CNMA winners will be announced on Friday, July 3 at 5:00 CDT once results have been tabulated.
A special thanks goes out to 4marks and CatholicMatch for their sponsorship of the 2009 Catholic New Media Awards. Without their sponsorship the CNMA would not be possible so please patronize them and thank them for their sponsorship.
As you are aware, nominations for the 2009 CNMA are currently underway. The nomination phase will end on May 25 at 5:00 CDT (That's Central Daylight Time) and soon after the nominees in all of the different categories will be displayed so that you can mull over all of the candidates for a few days. The voting phase will begin on June 1, 2009 at 5:00 CDT and last until June 30, 2009 at 5:00 CDT.
The winners of the 2009 CNMA will be announced during the week of July 4, 2009 on the catholicunderground.com podcast and will appear on this website shortly thereafter.
For those of you who have asked, nominations for the 2009 CNMA will begin today at 5:00 CDT.
We would also like to thank 4Marks.com and CatholicMatch.com for sponsoring the 2009 Catholic New Media Awards. Please visit our sponsors as a way of thanking them for their continued support of Catholic New Media!
The following are a list of this year's categories:
People's Choice Blog
Best Blog by a Cleric
Best Blog by a Religious
Best Blog by a Man
Best Blog by a Woman
Best Group Blog
Best Written Blog
Most Spiritual Blog
Most Informative Blog
Most Entertaining Blog
Best New Blog
People's Choice Podcast
Best Podcast by a Cleric
Best Podcast by a Religious
Best Podcast by a Man
Best Podcast by a Woman
Best Group Podcast
Most Informative Podcast
Best Produced Podcast
Most Spiritual Podcast
Best New Podcast
Most Entertaining Podcast
Best Video Podcast
Best Catholic News Website
Best Social Networking Site
Best Overall Catholic Website
Welcome to the newly launched site for the Catholic New Media Awards. Many of you are probably wondering What happened to the Catholic Blog Awards? The Blog Awards are still here but they've been transformed - these days new media is so much more than blogs - there are podcasts, VODcasts, and Catholic News Site.
In recognition of this fact the Catholic Blog Awards has decided to expand its horizon and give all of Catholic New Media the attention and recognition it deserves.
We are currently accepting your thoughts on what kinds of awards should be given - the category areas are currently in the realm of Blogs, PodCasts, VODcasts, and Catholic News Site and Catholic Web Sites. Please send us your suggestions to email@example.com