The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards Winners!


The 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards winners are here!

Over the past year, the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards saw 492 weblogs nominated across 34 categories. Our 34 volunteer jurors worked hard over the course of this November and December using our 10 criteria to judge each of the 492 weblogs in the first round and each of the approximately 170 weblogs in the second round to arrive at our winners.

Each of our jurors stepped forward to volunteer hours of their time and energy to make these awards possible. We quite simply could not exist without them and their dedication to fostering quality in the Canadian blogging community. All of this is thanks to them, and I am honoured by their involvement. Thank you!

And now it's time! We are excited to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards!

Activism & Social Justice / Activisme et la justice sociale

1st: BLOOM

2nd: PhD in Parenting

3rd: Mom-ology

Art, Crafting & Photography / Art, artisanat et photographie


2nd: Just Bella

3rd: All About Ami

Arts & Culture / Arts et culture

1st: A Music Blog, Yea?

2nd: Raincoast Creative Salon

3rd: Criticize This!

Business & Career / Affaires et carrières

1st: Oh My! Handmade

2nd: Networking in Vancouver

3rd: Your Writer Platform

Comics / Bande dessinée

1st: The Animated Woman

2nd: Comic Book Daily

3rd: Comic Strip Mama


1st: Mom-ology

2nd: Chasing Hazel

3rd: Daisies and Bruises

Education / Éducation

1st: Intellidance

2nd: Made in Banff: The Banff Centre Blog

3rd: Homeschool Canada

Ex-Pat (written by a Canadian living abroad) / Expatriés

1st: My Sardinian Life

2nd: K and K Adventures

3rd: Living-Being

Family & Parenting / Famille et enfants

1st: PhD in Parenting

2nd: Home To Heather

3rd: Mother Blogger

Fashion, Style & Design / Mode, style et design

1st: torontoShopoholic

2nd: Her Waise Choice

3rd: Dress Me Dearly

Feminist / Féminisme

1st: PhD in Parenting

2nd: Gender Focus

3rd: Love Average

Finance / Finance

1st: Save Money in Winnipeg

2nd: SR&ED Education and Resources

3rd: Commoncents Mom

Food & Drink / Cuisine et breuvages

1st: Eat North

2nd: A Canadian Foodie

3rd: Foodobyte

French Language / En français

1st: L'Écran Fenêtre

2nd: Me, Myself & Montreal

3rd: Presse Raisin

Gardening / Jardinage

1st: A Green Hearth

2nd: Toronto Gardens

3rd: Empress of Dirt

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


2nd: LXRY Magazine

3rd: Mommy Knows

Green Living / La vie écologique

1st: A Green Hearth

2nd: Good Girl Gone Green

3rd: Ekostories

Group Weblog / Blogue collectif

1st: Criticize This!

2nd: Eat North

3rd: 5 Minutes for Mom

Health & Wellness / Santé et bien-être

1st: Foodobyte

2nd: Alison Smith

3rd: Joyous Health

Humour / Humour

1st: Joy and Woe

2nd: Mother Blogger

3rd: The Animated Woman


1st: Mama Non Grata


3rd: Alfred Lives Here

Life / Mode de vie

1st: 8 Clicks from Nowhere

2nd: The Animated Woman

3rd: On the Beaten Path

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)

1st: A Canadian Foodie

2nd: Cheaper Than Therapy

3rd: Loulou's Views

Media & Journalism / Médias et journalisme

1st: A Music Blog, Yea?

2nd: Off the Beaten Palate

3rd: Atlantic Canada Rocks

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)

1st: Vancity Bride

2nd: Me, Myself & Montreal

3rd: Calgary is Awesome

Podcast & Vlog / Podcast et vlog

1st: Travel Yourself

2nd: Hopscotch the Globe


Politics / Politique

1st: On Procedure and Politics

2nd: Alberta Diary

3rd: Gender Focus

Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy / Religion, spiritualité et philosophie

1st: Modern Man Of The Cloth

2nd:  Joe Sales Writes

3rd: WeddingChaplain's Journal

Science & Nature  / Science et nature

1st: EarthNinja

2nd: Ekostories

3rd: Extreme Enginerding

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

1st: 8 Clicks from Nowhere

2nd: Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

3rd: A Girl Named Jillian

Technology & the Internet / Technologie et Internet

1st: Spydergrrl On The Web

2nd: Your Writer Platform

3rd: Reshift Media Blog

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

1st: Vancity Bride

2nd: Not Just Clutter

3rd: Best Birthdays

Travel / Voyage

1st: L'Écran Fenêtre

2nd: Oh! Travelissima

3rd: Breathe Dream Go

Writing & Literature / Écriture et littérature

1st: Ekostories

2nd: Your Writer Platform

3rd: I Believe in Story

Congratulations to all of our winners! If you are listed above, grab a button for your blog and brag a little. This is something to celebrate.

Nominations for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards open again on January 1st, so nominate your favourites for the coming year once the form goes live again in the New 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.