The Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards Winners!

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The Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards are coming to a close!

Over the past year, the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards saw 461 nominations across 37 categories. Our 46 volunteer jurors have worked hard over the course of this January using our ten criteria to judge each of the 461 weblogs in the first round and each of the approximately 175 in the second round to arrive at our winning weblogs. Our jurors have been a flexible and generous group, and I am thrilled to have been able to work with them over the last month. They are what make this Awards possible as a tool to promote weblogs of quality across Canada regardless of popularity.

And with that, we are pleased to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards!

Best Weblog About Art & Photography
Art et photographie

First: Dream, Create
Second: Tracy Risinger Photography

Best Weblog About Arts & Culture
Arts et culture

First: Reeder Reads
Second: East Coast By Choice
Third: THE Blog

Best Designed Weblog
Meilleur design

First: Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Second: Vancity Bride
Third: No Ordinary Rollercoaster

Best New Weblog (for weblogs created after July 31, 2010)
Meilleur nouveau blogue (blogues créés après le 31 juillet 2010)

First: Vancity Bride
Second: Vanilla & Spice
Third: The Best of This Life

Best Written Weblog
Meilleurs textes

First: The Marvelous in Nature
Second: No Ordinary Rollercoaster
Third: Tanveer Naseer

Best Weblog About Business & Career
Affaires et carrières

First: Tanveer Naseer
Second: The Marketing Boutique
Third: Danny Brown

Best Comics Weblog
Bande dessinée

First: Troops of Doom Comic
Second: Weregeek
Third: A Softer World

Best Weblog About Crafting

First: Lifeologia
Second: I Made It So
Third: Ali Does It Herself

Best Weblog About Ecology & Social Justice
Écologie et justice sociale

First: SEWNatural
Second: Eco Yogini
Third: Adventures In Local Food

Best Weblog About Education

First: Teaching By the Book
Second: Images of Learning Project
Third: Doug – Off the Record

Best Weblog by an Ex-Pat

First: Finding Me in France
Second: 365 Fashion Rehab
Third: montrealzen

Best Weblog About Family & Parenting
Famille et enfants

First: Home to Heather
Second: Coffee With Julie
Third: Under the High Chair

Best Weblog About Fashion, Style & Design
Mode, style et design

First: Dream, Create
Second: The Backseat Stylers
Third: Vancity Bride

Best Feminist Weblog

First: Gender Focus
Second: Je suis féministe
Third: Brilliant Woman

Best Weblog About Food & Drink
Cuisine et breuvages

First: Crumb: A Food Blog
Second: Vanilla & Spice
Third: Cookin' Canuck

Best French Language Weblog
En français

First: Je suis féministe
Second: Ce que j'ai dans le ventre
Third: Comme la fois où j'ai eu un pogoball

Best Weblog About Gardening

First: You Grow Girl
Second: Bloomingwriter
Third: The Kitchen Magpie

Best Group Weblog
Blogue collectif

First: Criticize This!
Second: Je suis féministe

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

First: HealthyBalanceBlog
Second: Weighty Matters
Third: Covenant House Vancouver's On the House

Best Humour Weblog

First: Ironic Mom
Second: Cheaper Than Therapy
Third: creatinglittlemonsters

Best LGBTQ Weblog

First: Crazy Lesbian Mom
Second: Alfred Lives Here
Third: Two Moms to Be

Best Life Weblog
Mode de vie

First: No Ordinary Rollercoaster
Second: The Kitchen Magpie
Third: Casie Stewart: This Is My Life

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

First: Weighty Matters
Third: Cheaty Monkey Coin-Operated Boy

Due to a counting error — as Barbie would say, math is hard! — we have had to re-award third place in Lifetime Achievement. Cheaty gallantly came forward to show us the error. She is a queen among bloggers.

Best Media & Journalism Weblog
Médias et journalisme

First: Criticize This!
Second: iPhone In Canada
Third: The Movie Blog

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

First: (tumblr)
Second: @all_caps (twitter)
Third: @hotelqueen (twitter)

Best Military Weblog

First: A Military Wife's Mayhem
Second: This Is My Blog
Third: Cops and Donuts

Best Weblog About Music

First: The WildWorks Station
Second: Unbrelievable
Third: True Vine Productions

Best Weblog About Nature

First: Memorizing Nature
Second: The Marvelous in Nature
Third: Strattons Farm

Best 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: I Spy Montréal
Second: Hello Ottawa

Best Podcast & Vlog
Podcast et vlog

First: Audio Smut
Second: Questions and Cocktails

Best Political Weblog

First: Prairie Dog Magazine's Dog Blog
Second: Russ Campbell's Blog
Third: On Procedure and Politics

Best Weblog About Pop Culture & Entertainment
Pop culture et spectacles

First: Couchtime
Second: Reeder Reads
Third: Criticize This!

Best Weblog About Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy
Religion, spiritualité et philosophie

First: Emerging Mummy
Second: Canadian Atheist
Third: The Spirit That Moves Me

Best Weblog About Science, Technology & the Internet
Science, technologie et Internet

First: Erica Glasier: Oversocialized!
Second: CMS Critic
Third: Sync

Best Weblog About Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Sports, condition physique et loisirs

First: Some Good Adventure
Second: Long Track Long Shot
Third: Calgary Playground Review

Best Weblog About Travel

First: Gourmet Fury
Second: Breathedreamgo
Third: Have Baby Will Travel

Best Weblog About Writing & Literature
Écriture et littérature

First: Ill Seen, Ill Said
Second: THE Blog
Third: Calling Shotgun

Congratulations to all the winners! Tell people about your win and grab a button for your blog.

Nominations for the Ninjamatics' 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards open tomorrow, so nominate your favourites for the coming year!

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.