Open Web Awards – Call for Nominations

Open Web AwardsThe Open Web Awards are now open for nominations until the 6th December, and this stage of the proceeding is quite open plan.

The current 28 blogging partners (increasing daily) have been provided with a list of categories to accept nominations for, and it is down to each blog to decide how to proceed with collecting nominations, whether to make individual posts for each category, or to handle things from a single post.

Voting will take place in a much more refined manner.

  1. Mainstream and Large Scale Networks
  2. Applications and Widgets
  3. Social News and Social Bookmarking
  4. Social Search
  5. Sports and Fitness
  6. Photo Sharing
  7. Video Sharing
  8. Start Pages
  9. Places and Events
  10. Music
  11. Social Shopping
  12. Mobile
  13. Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks

As I loosely focus on niche marketing, with an emphasis on WordPress, Blogging and SEO I am hoping that we can get some nominations for some of the more niche players.

Blog widgets for instance unfortunately haven’t got their own category, and the same is true of more niche services for blogging such as for comment presentation and monitoring.

It has been suggested to me that those services will most likely fit under widgets or the niche services.
Widgets is likely to be dominated by Facebook applications from many of the mainstream blogs, so this is really your chance to help some of more blogging related widgets gain some exposure.

I am not sure where monetization widgets fit in, probably in the same categories, even though some social shopping widgets allow you to add an Amazon or Commisson Junction ID.

How To Nominate

We are going to make this easy to avoid multiple comments

I am going to allow up to 3 nominations for each category, just add an additional line with a nomination if you want to nominate say more that one widget or niche social network.

Just because someone else has already nominated a site doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also nominate it. If they end up with nominations for 100s of different widgets, I am sure there will have to be some filtering, so your additional votes will be important.

 

I have made it easy to copy and paste the code, and even included an extra line for both widgets and the niche social networks.

If you don’t want to nominate a service for a particular category, then just delete the line.

We will also be looking for nominations over on Collective Thoughts soon, and I expect my colleagues will say a few words to slant voting in different directions.

Update 5th December

Comments Are Now Closed so I can send nominations through to the guys at Mashable

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  1. says

    WishDone – http://www.wishdone.com – Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks
    Nominate :www.wishdone.com
    At WishDone:
    Create two profiles; your own True profile according to your real life and your own Wish profile according to your dreams and imagination.
    Stay connected with your wish done community from every place in the world using our suite of communication tools from your PC, PDA or mobile phone.
    Develop your own media channels to share
    Enter contests to win prizes you and your wish profile dream of
    Express yourself easily through advanced blogging platforms.
    Get rewarded with WishDone points that will take you closer to the fulfillment of your wishes.
    Interact in groups with people around the globe that share the same aspirations and dreams as you.
    Support global causes and raise awareness on the issues you find interesting.
    Because WishDone is beyond freedom, communication and community…
    And the Wishdone community has this request: believe in your imagination and believe in yourself

    Get a myth in wishdone…

  2. Patti T. says

    I would like to vote for – BakeSpace.com- (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)
    This is one of the best sites I have ever stumbled upon. It is a place to post recipes, make friends, ask questions, reply to cooking questions. The forums remind me of a nice coffee house where you can go and chat with your friends. I wish everyone knew what a wonderful place this is. The administrator is very helpful, and has been personally helpful to me many times.

  3. Joy B says

    I would like to nominate BakeSpace – http://www.bakespace.com – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks).

    I am addicted to this site! Touted as being for “cakers and bakers” it’s the best social networking site out there for those of us who’d rather be in the kitchen than anywhere else. The recipes and pictures are an excellent resource for all levels of cooks but more importantly, the members are simply the best. Helpful and friendly, the conversations about cooking and life in general flow easily. Go Bakespace!!

  4. says

    This site is great not only because of the down to earth people and recipes. It also has one of the most interactive moderators I’ve seen on any social networking site. You feel like you never lose touch with her.

    Another wonderful thing about it is that, while it is clearly food oriented, there are many other topics discussed there. I’ve made a few good friends that I cherish and talk to on a daily basis.

    Eric

  5. says

    http://www.bakespace.com – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    This site is great not only because of the down to earth people and recipes. It also has one of the most interactive moderators I’ve seen on any social networking site. You feel like you never lose touch with her.

    Another wonderful thing about it is that, while it is clearly food oriented, there are many other topics discussed there. I’ve made a few good friends that I cherish and talk to on a daily basis.

    Eric

  6. DD says

    I also would like to nominate BakeSpace – http://www.bakespace.com – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    There is such a wide variety of recipes, techniques, food chat, as well as personal chat, all shared amongst friends. The group is so inviting, warm and friendly it seems that no one is a “newbie” for very long. It’s like having a live cookbook at your fingertips. I’ve never had a cooking or baking question go unanswered there.

    The site is well designed, navigates smoothly and is continually updated by the admins. The recipes as well as informative material is always kept fresh by the input of the site and forum users.

    It’s exciting to have finally found an active cooking/baking site that not only suits every taste and skill level but is a wonderful social environment as well!

  7. marlene piccolo says

    I’d like to nominate BakeSpace – http://www.bakespace.com – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks).

    This is such a friendly bunch of people who you may have never met or will ever meet but you feel you know them so well. There is room for discussion, recipes, your own cookbook, your blog, photos (which I hope to learn how to post), siggies, advice, an active administration (who also takes our suggestions to heart and if they’re good puts them into practice so we feel like we have ownership, and all around just great place to drop in at any time.

    Marlene

  8. says

    I’d like to nominate Bakespace – http://www.bakespace.com (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks).

    This is such a great site. You can communicate, exchange recipes and advice, create your own cookbook, post photos (I still haven’t figured out how but it can be done), siggies, have your own blog, offer suggestions for the site and the helpful administration which is on site will implement them if they are good and feasible, provide help to people very grateiously, and the people who you may never meet feel like close friends. Altogether it is a great place to be.

    Marlene

  9. says

    BakeSpace is a super networking site. Have been able to exchange great recipes with people around the block and around the world. Thanks to Bake Space I’m able to practice my Dutch and German once again. Hartelijk bedankt! Herzlichen Dank! Thank you very much BakeSpace

  10. says

    My Nominations
    Copenda – http://www.copenda.com/default.aspx – (Social Search)

    Copenda is a revolutionary social people search engine that allows people to search for their soul mate or new friends in social networks and dating web sites.
    Copenda uniquely integrates an innovative user interface with dating site features such as personality search and social network features such as ranking, comments and tagging.

  11. Jarrod says

    My Nominations
    realtorclix – realtorclix.com – (Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks)

    yardbarker – yardbarker.com – (Sports and Fitness)

    igoogle – http://www.google.com – (Start Pages)

    Grooveshark – grooveshark.com – (Music)

  12. says

    1) Google + Gmail

    2) http://www.Feedjit.com + http://www.Jiglu.com + http://www.FineTune.com + Flickr Flash + Zeitgeist Badge Widgets

    6) Photo Sharing http://www.Flickr.com – Still thee Shining Light of the Web2.0 Universe! + Overlooked Social Network that puts MySpace + Facebook etc. to shame* ;)) It is also a Fabulous place for All Bloggers to Post Amazing Photographs + Visual Images to their Blog Quickly + Easily!! Again putting PhotoBucket + ImageShack in the also ran categories*

    7) http://www.VBS.tv Brilliant Videos!!

    10) http://www.FineTune.com + http://www.RadioBlogClub.com

    I’m not sure what Category http://www.MyBlogLog.com + http://www.BlogCatalog.com fall into? Blog Networking & Best Way for Small Bloggers to Increase Traffic + Tons of Great Info + Interesting People + Blogs to Read*

    I also love http://www.coComment.com + http://www.IMDB.com for Searching Movies + http://www.Wikipedia.com for Excellent Info on Everything*

    Cheers Everybody! Billy ;))

    Peace*

  13. says

    I diffinitely would like to vote for BakeSpace! In my opinion it’s the BEST recipe site in the world…and I’ve been to many! The founder of the site is always involved, always making things even better, always doing something fun to involve the members and we all all happy to be there. I have gotten so many good recipes to try and have made so many good friends…that I go there on a daily bases, because I feel so at home there! I think everyone should check out the site,they’ll never want to leave!!

  14. says

    I LOVE Bake Space. It is a great place to meet food and recipe junkies like myself. I have found many great tried and true recipes…and the people are warm, friendly and just plain FANTASTIC!!!

    The other thing I like is the Moderator seems to be always present, she tries to respond to everyone’s post, to make everyone feel at home.

  15. Adam says

    My Nominations
    The Periodic Label: The Open Source Record Label – http://theperiodiclabel.com – (Music)

    The Periodic Label is somewhere between COLLECTIVE and COLLECTOR. Between SCIENCE and ART. Between YOURS and OURS. We’ve spent our lives making mix tapes for friends and strangers, because how else would they realize how much ass those songs kick? And now we’re giving you music for free, because we think you need to hear it.

  16. says

    I gotta give my vote to bakespace.com. This food and recipe social site has worked organization into a format that is often chaotic and hectic. Social networks tend to jump around trying to please everyone. Bakespace has a steady pulse and a calm presence , bringing together a talented group of people , chefs who are ready to help with their own recipes , and willing to learn from others.

  17. says

    I want to vote for Bakespace! If you’re looking for a recipe site that is well organized and lots of good recipes and friendly people eagar to share their knowledge…then you need to visit this site. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

  18. says

    My Nominations
    MindTouch Deki Wiki http://wiki.opengarden.org/Deki_Wiki/Release/Hayes (Applications & Widgets)

    MindTouch Deki Wiki is the most popular vendor backed wiki. It is free open source software (FOSS) and is commonly used for online communities, collaboration, or for building collaborative web applications. It’s built completely on open standards (XHTML, JSON or PHP). It was the first OSI-approved commercially supported open source wiki (released under GPL 2), and is now the only open wiki platform. It has the most complete API that features 99 REST based methods and a web-service extension model that makes it possible to create mashups with many other applications, widgets, and/or data stores such as: third party services like Google Maps, Digg, Flickr, YouTube, MySQL, widgets from WidgetBox, etc.

  19. says

    My Nominations

    MindTouch Deki Wiki http://wiki.opengarden.org/Deki_Wiki/Release/Hayes
    Applications & Widgets

    MindTouch Deki Wiki is the most popular vendor backed wiki. It is free open source software (FOSS) and is commonly used for online communities, collaboration, or for building collaborative web applications. It’s built completely on open standards (XHTML, JSON or PHP). It was the first OSI-approved commercially supported open source wiki (released under GPL 2), and is now the only open wiki platform. It has the most complete API that features 99 REST based methods and a web-service extension model that makes it possible to create mashups with many other applications, widgets, and/or data stores such as: third party services like Google Maps, Digg, Flickr, YouTube, MySQL, widgets from WidgetBox, etc.

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