WELCOME TO THE 2007 TRAVVIES
As announced last week, we’re kicking off the very first Travvies — the travel blog awards.
Why do this? There are a number of great blogs out there devoted to travel. When I tell people that I write a travel blog, people often immediately follow up with, “You mean, you write about your trips?” Not exactly. There’s a misconception that travel blogs are all travel diaries. Some of these might be terrific, but the scope of the travel blogosphere is much larger. More and more, these blogs are influencing the way consumers, companies, and journalists get information. The Travvies try to take this breadth into account.
Any travel blog that existed in 2006 and that generated at least 52 posts in 2006 is open for consideration. The primary focus of the blogs should be on some aspect of travel. They should be blogs about travel, not blogs about a bunch of stuff with only an occasional mention of travel. While quality travel blogs are written in many languages, we will unfortunately only consider English-language blogs for the Travvies.
Descriptions of each category are in the posts below. You will also be able to navigate to the category of your choice via permalinks in the sidebar.
General rules and procedures are outlined in a separate post. Nominations are open for one week, and will close at 8am, Chicago time, Monday, February 12.
Thanks in advance to our panel of judges, who will cull the list of nominations to select the finalists. The names of the judges are being kept under wraps for now, so nominees aren’t able to lobby them or otherwise curry favor. When finalists are announced, the judges will step out from behind their curtain.
Thanks also to the many people who offered feedback, suggestions, and assistance in putting this together. Much appreciated.
Any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
REMEMBER, YOU CAN NOMINATE UP TO THREE BLOGS IN EACH CATEGORY, AND YES, YOU CAN NOMINATE THE SAME BLOG IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES.
This should be fun. Good luck to all bloggers!
Below is the list of nomination categories.
– Best Travel Blog
– Best Destination Blog
– Best Informative/Practical Travel Blog
– Best Group-Written Travel Blog
– Best Single-Author Travel Blog
– Best Photography on a Travel Blog