The 2013 Black Weblog Awards will be announced on November 2, 2013 in Houston, TX during the Black Social Media Summit and we will honor the winners during the Black Weblog Awards Dinner following the conclusion of the Summit. Nominations open on August 1st.
The Following Categories are returning to the 2013 Black Weblog Awards:
- Best Automotive or Car Blog (Provisional)
- Best Beauty Blog
- Best Blog Post Series
- Best Book or Author Blog
- Best Business Blog
- Best Entertainment Blog
- Best Faith-Based Blog
- Best Fashion Blog
- Best Food Blog
- Best Film Blog
- Best Gaming or Comics Blog
- Best Group Blog
- Best Health or Wellness Blog
- Best Humor Blog
- Best International Blog
- Best LGBT Blog
- Best Micro Blog
- Best Music Blog
- Best New Blog
- Best Original Graphic Design in a Blog
- Best Parenting Blog
- Best Personal Blog
- Best Photography in a Blog
- Best Plus Sized Fashion
- Best Podcast
- Best Political or News Blog
- Best Science or Technology Blog
- Best Sex or Relationship Blog
- Best Sports Blog (Provisional)
- Best Teen Blog (Provisional)
- Best Travel Blog
- Best Video Blog
- Best Writing in a Blog
Provisional Status - Categories which are listed as “Provisional” escaped retirement status for 2013, but are under review for retirement for 2014 based on the level of participation and interest in this category
The following FIVE categories have been added to the 2013 Black Weblog Awards.
New Categories for 2013
- Best Boomer or Seasoned Citizen Blog
- Best Interior Design Blog
- Best Fitness Blog or Vlog
- Best Frugal Living, Coupon or DIY Blog
- Best Tutorial Blog or Vlog
- Social Media for Social Change Award- for Outstanding Humanitarianism, Activism or Philanthropy in Social Media. *
- Blogger of the Year - For Outstanding Achievement in Blogging and Social Media. *
*Selected by the Chair of the 2013 Black Weblog Awards
The following FIVE categories have been retired for the 2013 Black Weblog Awards.
- Best Comedy Video Blog - This category is subsumed by the Best Humor Category.
- Best Fine Arts Blog - This was a new category in 2012 that experienced low participation. This category is being replaced by the Best Interior Design Blog category.
- Best Gossip Blog - This category received low participation in 2012 and has been subsumed by the Best Entertainment category
- Best How To & Style Video Blog - This was a new category in 2012 that received low participation. This category is being replaced by the best Tutorial Blog or Vlog.
- Best Science & Technology Video Blog - This was a new category in 2012 that received low participation. This category is being subsumed by the Best Science and Technology Blog Category.