Nominations for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards

am inviting nominations for Avant Garde Bloggies awards. The following are the award categories:

  1. Most courageous post
  2. Best short story post
  3. Best off-beat post
  4. Best book review post
  5. Best movie review post
  6. Most interesting tag post
  7. Best How-to post
  8. Most interesting personal rant post (sorry about carving out entertainment out of a rant)
  9. Best regional post (posts about cities, regions and cultures)
  10. Best current affairs post
  11. Most humorous post
  12. Best satirical post
  13. Best musical post
  14. Best visual post
  15. Best human interest story post
  16. Best travel post
  17. Best consumer rights post
  18. Most informative post award (link blogging)
  19. Best product review post
  20. Best ‘culinery’ post
  21. Best public interest post
  22. Most insane post
  23. Best blogging project award
  24. Best social issues post award
  25. Best poetic post award

Blog awards

1. Most beautiful header award
2. Most interesting sidebar award
3. Best about me page award
4. Best blog design award
5. Most disciplined blogger (one award I can never win)
6. Most networking blogger
7. Most responsive blogger

Other polling categories

1. Most interesting tag around
2. Most popular book (on blogs) award
3. Most popular movie (on blogs) award

Please read the following rules carefully before sending in the nominations.
Rules for Nominations

1. Only the posts published from 1st January to October 14 this year can be nominated.
2. You can nominate your own blog posts as well as blogs of your friends.
3. Anonymous nominations will be accepted as long as the post is worthy for the given category.
4. You can not nominate star bloggers like Zen Habits, Web Worker Daily, Tech Crunch and so on.
5. The nominated posts need to be original. Anything copied, from forwarded emails, books, etc is not acceptable. Nominations will be cancelled auomatclaly if the nominated post is plagiarised.
6. At least 3 nominations are required for a category. If there are less than 4 nominations, that category can be dismissed.
7. Maximum 6 nominations will be accepted for a category.
8. In case of more than 6 nominations, it will be my/panel of judges’ decision to retain the 6 best nominations for the category.
9. None of my own posts can be nominated or awarded. (after all these are my awards!)
10. I have the final authority to add and reject any nomination.

Please write in your nominations here at special Avant Garde Bloggies Awards page. Those who wish to email me their nominations are welcome. Please mention the award category along with the name of the writer and link to the blog post. In case any of these vital information is missing, nomination will be rejected.


1. Same post can not be entered in more than one category.
2. Multiple posts from same author in a single category is not preferred. The blogger/author is expected to put his best foot forward. In cases, where all entires from blogger are exceptional, the scrutinising committe members will decide how many posts they can allow from a blogger in a single category.
3. The informative category post is limited to link blogging.

58 Responses to “Nominations for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards”

  1. 1 Nita September 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Lot of hard work Poonam and I request that I am not nominated by anyone. I dearly hope this doesn’t sound arrogant, it is not meant to be. I mean, being a journalist, I have an unfair advantage.
    Let me see if I can nominate a few people.

  2. 3 Nikhil September 28, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Ah, this sounds interesting! 😀

  3. 4 Anshul September 28, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Nita, I think you were supposed to be on judges panel 🙂 but you have already declared yourself unavailable.

    Poonam, I think you should list the name of judges(if decided), so that we know what kind of posts and whose posts we can send in for nominations.

  4. 5 Nova September 28, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Hmmm Poonam is back… and with a bang 🙂

    Will send in my nominations soon baby 🙂

  5. 6 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 11:04 am

    @Nita: I respect your wish. But I certainly want you to choose your best moview review post, consumer rights post (I remember at least two) and maybe more. You have no unfair advantage, it will be polled against equally worthy posts. I wnat you to choose your best movie review post first, there are so many. I want the best. Feel free to nominate other people you like too.

    @Nikhil: Where are your nominations?

    @Anshul: Do not spill the beans. 🙂 I have time before I declare judges panel. We have polling and nominations first.

    @Nova: Yes, Nova. Send in your nominations. Send then soon. 🙂

  6. 7 Sakhi September 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    hmmm… let me think of the good blogs… where shall i send my nominations?

  7. 8 Anshul September 29, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    @Poonam: Oh! that was just a wild guess, I think I should stop guessing too 😉

  8. 9 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    @Sakhi: You have to nominate blog posts and not entre blog for each category. And pelase send in your best shory story as nomination in Best short story category.

    @Anshul: Oh, that was speculation. Feel free then. 😛

  9. 10 vishesh September 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    hmm…nice concept…So we are to post the nomination link here?

  10. 11 Nita September 29, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Hmm, I have changed my mind. I am available for judges panel if you will have me. That will also automatically relieve me of the being nominated thing.

  11. 12 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    @vishesh: You can write in your nominations mentioning the name of award category, name of the blog post writer and link to the post in this new page:

    @Nita: You are part of core team of judges. However, I would like to see your nominations. You would be a worthy competition. It would be fun to see you compete for movie review posts. Come on, Nita, be a sport!

  12. 13 dinu September 29, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    ok, submitting mine now

  13. 14 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    @Nita: YOur blog posts ahve already been nominated. I will publish a collated email so that everyone can see the nominations for the day.

    @Dinu: Sure, look forward to your nomination!

  14. 16 Smita September 29, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    I agree with Nita loads of hard work 🙂

    But we are with you 🙂

    One question though. Can we nominate more than post of ours for the same category???

  15. 17 vimal September 29, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    we cant nominate your posts??? thts not fair !!!

    So when is the last date to send the nominations to you? Posts till Oct 14th, so ideally till Oct 20th ????

  16. 18 Arpit September 29, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    poonam i have mailed you my nominations. just check your account

  17. 19 Nita September 30, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Poonam, if you wish I will nominate my posts. Why I felt I had an unfair advantage is because now I am writing online movie reviews for two sites on a payment basis, as a freelance journalist. So I guess that makes me a professional movie reviewer. I did not want to say this, but as you mentioned in another post “be a sport” I had to! But I guess it is not in the rules then! You decide.

  18. 20 Roop Rai September 30, 2008 at 10:30 am

    i meant to tell u this earlier as well poonam … this is a brave attempt. thank you so very much for your appreciation and your comments. i wish i could nominate my own stuff but feel umm shy?! promoting my own stuff. 😉 i’m sure there are a few i’d like to nominate of others though … but this requires serious thinking and i shall definitely do it once i have some time … cuz this is one awards-idea that I happily support! It will introduce everyone to a variety of interesting writing.

  19. 21 leo September 30, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Hi poonum

    good idea!



  20. 22 pr3rna September 30, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for the nomination. You have put in a lot of hard work Poonam.As Roop said this a very brave attempt.

  21. 24 wishtobeanon October 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Poonam, my first time here – can non-bloggers nominate? If yes, I would like to nominate Nita for the Most responsive blogger. Thanks.

  22. 25 Anu October 1, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    hey where do i send my nominations ???
    here or do i have to email them somewhere?

  23. 26 Anshul October 2, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Anu post them here in comments or in comments section of “Avant Garde Bloggies Awards” page.

  24. 27 Anshul October 2, 2008 at 1:29 am

    @wishtobeanon: Yes, anyone can nominate, even non-internet users can nominate.

  25. 30 Nimmy October 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Poonam..Came here through Nikhil’s email link 🙂

    Thanks for providing opportunity to know and reach out to more n more fellow bloggers…

    Err..I don’t know to which category can I nominate my post..Bcoz they are neither funny nor any story type..It would be very thankful if you could see my link and help me in categorizing the post..Anyways,im trying to do it myelf,pls feel free to correct..

    Best post on interfaith relationships

    Best post on understanding war ethics n rules in Islam

    Best post on muslim women

    Best post on understanding why people interpret Quran,the way they like it..

    Best post on psychology

    Best recipe

    Best how-to-springroll

    Lol..that was crappy categorizing..Sorry..Just excited about it..

  26. 31 Vijay October 6, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Hi here is my nomination. I don’t have a blog, I hope my nomination is still accepted.

    Most humorous post:
    Author: Twisted DNA
    Title: Physical Disability

    Most interesting personal rant post
    Author: Twisted DNA
    Title: Phone-tics for children

    Best satirical post:
    Author: Twisted DNA
    Title: Dear Bolly

    Most insane post:
    Author: Twisted DNA
    Title: Propriety starts with P

  27. 37 Laksh October 9, 2008 at 1:38 am

    I would like to nominate Lemon and Chillies for Beautiful Header Award.

  28. 38 tripleLLL October 9, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Most humorous post:
    Nibulation…I created a new word, I think.

  29. 39 dabido65 October 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    That Dabido guy has the most interesting sidebar … oh wait, I’m still logged in as myself! D’oh! Now everyone will know I was nominating myself!
    *runs away* 😀

  30. 40 Rinchen October 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Hahaha… pity dabido65 didnt leave his url otherwise I could’ve checked it out for him and nominate it myself 😛

    I was hesitating to nominate for myself in the morning… but in the end, I thought if I dont do it, no one will 😉 So I did name a couple of my posts in various categories and hope you will de-spam it asap 🙂

  31. 42 Rinchen October 10, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Erm… my nominations arent showing. Here’s another go:

    I nominate the following posts of mine:

    Humorous post:

    Poetic post:

    Off beat post:

    Tag post:

    Personal rant post:

  32. 44 Nova October 12, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Another nomination from me:

    Best human interest story post:

  33. 45 Kiran Manral October 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Hey. Pleasant surprise to see my post here. Honoured.

  34. 46 mayG October 24, 2008 at 1:46 am

    wow! feeling great about the fact that my banner design for Mad Momma’s blog made it to list of nominees 😀

  35. 47 Poonam Sharma November 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    @All: all nominations were noted. Even from non-bloggers 🙂

    Polls are live now at Please select the category from the tag cloud in the sidebar and vote for the best post/blog/blogger.

    @Dabido65: Sad that you didn’t nominate anything.

    @Kiran and MayG: Polls are live now at

    Check out if your nominations have made it to finals. If yes, you can vote for ie. 🙂

  36. 48 Freya December 12, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    ooops! I didn’t read the update and posted multiple posts in the same category!

  37. 49 Phoenixritu March 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Poonam, I had won an award last year for my post as a mother in law. Unfortunately my blog theme got a trojan and I have had to discard it. Can I get a link to the award so that I can put it up again? Thanks

  38. 51 Gyanban March 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I guess my nomination is lost somewhere !

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