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Avant Garde Bloggies Awards – Results Tomorrow

Hi guys,

As scheduled, results for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards will be announced tomorrow on Visceral Observations.

1. For each category, one Winner and Runner-up will be announced.

2. In case there is tie in the poll results, post with highest judges’ scores will be announced winner/runner-up.

3. In case there is tie in both judges’ score and number of votes (as has there been the case), both the posts/blogs/bloggers have been designated as winners/runner-ups.

4. In case of categories where there were only 6 or less nominations, judges’ scores have been added post polls.

Please note that none of award results have been determined by a single individual, not even me.  In each category, there were two impartial judges, with different sensibilities,  to select 6 best posts. After that, polls have been the deciding factor unless there was a tie.

Please consider this as a formal disclaimer for the fact that these results do not represent my personal opinion. My personal opinion, may in fact, differ with the declared mandate as it is always with democratic elections. 🙂

Avant Garde Bloggies Awards – Last Two Days to Go


As you know polls are live for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards. Polls will close after 2 days. Please hop on to the Avant Garde Bloggies Awards blog to Vote for your favorite blog/blogger/post in each category.

Results will be announced on Visceral Observations on 11 December, as scheduled.

Avant Garde Bloggies Awards – Polls Are Live Now!

avant-garde-badge1Polls for each blogging award category are live here at Avant Garde Bloggies Awards blog.

You may select the blog award category using the tag cloud on the right.

Poll closes on 6th December. Winner will be decided on 11th December, 2008.

Note about polling results

In some cases, as mentioned in my previous post, Avant Garde Bloggies Awards winner will solely be decided based on poll. In cases, where nominations were already less than or equal to 6, judges scores will be added to the polling results. In all other categories, polling results will be final as judges scores have already been added to select 6 best posts.

I wish all the final nominees all the best!

Go on, poll for the best post/blog/blogger.

Avant Garde Bloggies Awards – Announcements

avant-garde-badgeBest 6 finalists for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards have been decided in each category. Thanks to wondrous efforts by the judges! 🙂 As each category was judged by two different judges (sometimes one of them being me), panel of 8 judges proved less for 34 categories. I had to look for more judges as my existing panel of judges had enough Avant Garde work on their palette.

I wrote to professionals (writer bloggers and poetry professors), they showed interest but perhaps backed out when they realised it was voluntary work. I lost ample time in the process. I wrote to other blogger friends to judge, some of them responded too late and some of them gave up at eleventh hour due to personal and professional crisis. I understand their circumstances as it could have happened to me. In fact, it has happened to me.

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Final List of Nominated Posts

Hi guys!

Here is the final list of nominations. This has been diligently sifted through by Scrutinising Committee members: Reema, Vimal, Smita and Perx. Their criteria was to ensure that nomination rules were met. This list is ready thanks to these guys who worked under the noses of their bosses, with sore eyes and exams.

I must also thank Chirag who created badges for each category, I will upload them later.

Based on this list, I can safely say that more nominations are invited for following categories:

1. Best courageous post

2. Best product review post

3. Best professional blog

4. Most informative post (link blogging)

5. Best consumer rights posts

6. Best blogging project creator

Nominations for these posts will be accepted only till 27th October, 2008. Poll will start obly after judges have selected the 6 best posts in each category.

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Avant Garde Bloggies Awards – Last Day of Nominations

Avant Garde Bloggies Awards as been moving on successfully with contribution from all you readers. It is going forward with the help of several gracious volunteers.

Nominations have been overflowing. It has been a tremendous response. I have received about four times the maximum number of posts that will go for poll. Thank you, all!

Today is the last day of the nominations. After this, we will invite entries in only few specific categories.

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Nominations Completed

Hi guys!

Here is the existing list of nominations for Avant Garde Bloggies awards. Still counting…This list will be updated soon. This is the place where you can check out your competition. Please keep in mind that final nominations that will be open to polling will not be more than 6. In case we receive more than 6 nominations, it will be judges’ decision to choose best 6 for the second phase of polling. List of judges will be announced soon.

1. Most courageous post

First Breath After Coma
Author: T
Incest: Forced vs. Consensual
Author: Amit
The Vagina Dialogues (Nominated 2 times)
Author: Ideasmith
Clock Strikes One
Author: Mahak
Seed of Discord
Author: Reema
Let’s Talk about Porn
Author: Crazy Sam
You Can Click, Can’t You
Author: Rads
Need I Forgive?
Author: Roop
Eolke Stobblehouse and the Simple Nudes Movement
Author: Paul
Living with Consequences
Author: Disturbed Stranger
Author: Harsha
Wait, Are You Straight?
Author: Pavan
Confessions of a Non-Vegetarian
Author: Kriti

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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.

Avant Garde Bloggies Awards

As I announced in my previous post, I will be organising the blogging awards. And you guess it right, I am calling it Avant Garde Bloggie awards. Here is how this award will be organised:

Phase 1: Nominations

The filing of nominations start today. The invitations for nominations close on 14 October at 10 pm IST.

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