The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist!

2013 Canadian Weblog AwardsThe first of our two jury rounds has concluded! 34 jurors have adjudicated 492 weblogs using our 10 criteria to narrow down the search for the top five blogs shortlisted in each of 34 categories of the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards. 

Our jurors have shown an immense amount of dedication over the last week. They have read through hundreds of nominations and put themselves through the hard work of critiquing some of the best in Canadian blogs. Over the coming week, our trusty jurors will dive in again for a second and final round of jury duty to ferret out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category. The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards winners will be announced on December 7th.

It is with a great deal of excitement that we bring you the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards nominees shortlist! The following list shows the top five blogs in each of 34 categories in no particular ranking order:

Activism & Social Justice
Activisme et la justice sociale


Art, Crafting & Photography
Art, artisanat et photographie


Arts & Culture
Arts et culture


Business & Career
Affaires et carrières


Bande dessinée






Ex-Pat (written by a Canadian living abroad)


Family & Parenting
Famille et enfants


Fashion, Style & Design
Mode, style et design






Food & Drink
Cuisine et breuvages


French Language
En français




General Interest (for weblogs that cover a range of topics separated into different sections)
Intérêt général


Green Living
La vie écologique


Group Weblog
Blogue collectif


Health & Wellness
Santé et bien-être






Mode de vie


Lifetime Achievement Award (for weblogs created before December 31, 2008)
Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre (blogues créés avant le 31er décembre 2008)


Media & Journalism
Médias et journalisme


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)


Podcast & Vlog
Podcast et vlog




Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy
Religion, spiritualité et philosophie


Science & Nature 
Science et nature


Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Sports, condition physique et loisirs


Technology & the Internet
Technologie et Internet


Topical (for weblogs that fit within a very particular niche not covered by other categories)




Writing & Literature
Écriture et littérature


See you back here on December 7th when we announce the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!


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.