Monday, January 11, 2010

The 2009 Medblog Awards - Please Nominate and Vote!!

2007 - Brass and Ivory was nominated as Best Patient Blog
(winner: Chronic Babe)
2008 - Brass and Ivory was a FINALIST for Best Patient Blog
(winner: Six Until Me)
2009 - It's OUR year!! Please nominate, spread the word, and VOTE!!!

The 2009 Medical Blog Awards

Medgadget, in conjunction with PDA medical software maker Epocrates, hosts this years 2009 Weblog Awards and is now taking nominations. This is the sixth year of the competition and these awards are designed to showcase the best medblogs, and to highlight the exciting and useful role that the medical blogosphere plays in medicine and society. The categories for this year's awards include:

  • Best Medical Weblog

  • Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2009)

  • Best Literary Medical Weblog

  • Best Clinical Sciences Weblog

  • Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog

  • Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog

  • Best Patient's Blog

  • Nominations are now accepted in the comments section of this post. When nominating, please indicate the blog's name and URL, as well as your thoughts why this particular blog deserves recognition. A blog can participate in more than one category, so please be precise which one(s). When we have all the nominees, Medgadget editors will sort through all the blogs, and we will select five blogs in each category based on merit, and on our own internal voting results.

    The following time line will be observed:

  • Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, January 24, 2010.

  • We will announce the finalists on Monday, January 25, 2010.

  • Polls will be open from Wednesday, January 27, 2010 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2010 (EST).

  • Winners will be announced on Friday, February 19, 2010.

  •, as well as the individual blogs of our editors, are not eligible to participate in the awards.

    Voting for the awards will be open to all, but you will only be able to vote once. (No hacking or cookie manipulation will be tolerated -- only one vote for each category from a particular IP address.)

    All final decisions will be made by our editors.

    Good luck to all!

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