For those of you who have been waiting for the 2013 Black Weblog Awards schedule, here it is!
Nominations will open on August 1st and close on September 6th.
2013 Black Weblog Awards Schedule
July 15th - 2013 Categories Announced
August 1, 2013 - September 6, 2013 Nominations
September 16- September 26th First Round of Voting
October 1-October 12, 2013 Finalist Voting
November 2, 2013 - Winners Announced- Awards Dinner & Black Social Media Summit.
PLEASE don't attempt to submit your blog now. There is no other way to have your blog considered other than the nomination process. Yes, the awards will be announced live at the Black Social Media Summit in Houston, TX on November 2, 2013.
Yes, there will be a nomination fee again this year which will help fund the physical awards that will go to all winners.
If you would like to prepare for the awards season, I would suggest evaluating your social networks and strategizing how to mobilize your audience to vote for you in the first and second round of voting. If you think you have a pretty good chance of winning or just want to hang out with your favorite bloggers, you can start running the cost of plane fare to Houston to collect your award in person on November 2nd. All nominees and finalists in attendance will be recognized in some way in addition to the winners.
We hope that this stems the flow of emails and eases your fear that you will miss out on the awards season. We're glad you're excited. These are all of the details we can make public at this time.