Winners of the Ninjamatics 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards

2010 Canadian Weblog AwardsThe winners are here!

After more than a year of preparations, nominations, coding, writing, primping, preening, and two jury rounds, we have finally arrived at the final announcement of the inaugural 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards.

Congratulations to all the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. We are proud to show off your mad blogging achievements. Thank you for doing Canada proud.

Huge thanks also goes out to all the jurors who volunteered their time and effort to make this juried award a reality. We are honoured to have such dedicated individuals to realize this vision.

If you are one of the high-quality winners, take your award button(s) and display them on your website as proof positive of your high quality. We're not fooling around when we tell you that you do good work.

Congratulations again, and a happy New Year!


Art & Photography / Art et photographie


Arts & Culture / Arts et culture

First: The Ampersand
Second: Patti Friday
Third: tonyfoto/drool


Best Designed / Meilleur design


Best New Weblog (for weblogs created after July 31, 2009) / Meilleur nouveau blogue (blogues créés après le 31 juillet 2009)


Best Written / Meilleurs textes


Business & Career / Affaires et carrières

First: Squawkfox
Second: Tanveer Naseer
Third: IttyBiz


Comics / Bande dessinée

First: Weregeek
Second: Everyday People
Third: Hark! A Vagrant


Crafting / Artisanat


Ecology & Social Justice / Écologie et justice sociale


Ex-Pat / Expatriés

First: Muddy Boots
Third: Sudobeer


Family & Parenting / Famille et enfants


Fashion & Style / Mode et style


Feminist / Féminisme

First: PhD in Parenting
Second: Gender Focus
Third: Cleavage


Food & Drink / Cuisine et breuvages


French Language / En français

First: Banlieusardises
Second: 2Capricieux
Third: Pré


Gardening / Jardinage


Group Weblog / Blogue collectif


Health & Wellness (includes physical and mental health and disabilities) / Santé et bien-être (incluant santé physique, mentale et handicaps)


Humour / Humour



First: Dead Robot
Second: Gender Focus
Third: Sticky Crows


Life / Mode de vie


Lifetime Achievement (for weblogs created before January 1, 2005) / Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre (blogues créés avant le 1er janvier 2005)


Media & Journalism / Médias et journalisme


Microblog (Twitter, Tumblr,, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.) / Microblogue (Twitter, Tumblr,, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.)

First: @sween (Twitter)
Second: Cook Clean (Tumblr)
Third: @mathewi (Twitter)


Military / Armée


Music / Musique


People's Choice (open to public vote from December 1-31, 2010) / Prix du public (ouvert au public du 1er au 31 décembre 2010)


Placeblog (contains local political/social/arts/community articles about a place) / Placeblogue (contenant des articles sur la politique/vie sociale/arts/communauté dans une localité)

First: Hello Ottawa
Second: Apartment613


Podcast & Vlog / Podcast et vlog


Political / Politique


Pop Culture & Entertainment / Pop culture et spectacles


Religion, Spirituality, & Philosophy / Religion, spiritualité et philosophie


Science, Technology, & the Internet / Science, technologie et Internet


Sports, Fitness, & Recreation / Sports, condition physique et loisirs


Travel / Voyage


Writing & Literature / Écriture et littérature

First: THE Blog
Second: PhotoDiction

Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from, spreads gratitude through the social network, celebrates quality blogging with the, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.