December 04, 2004

Calling the sponsors

Are you passionate about blogging? Do you love Indian blogs? Have you always thought about giving something back to the Indiblogger community? If yes, why not take a plunge in sponsoring awards for the 2004 Indibloggies? You may sponsor awards for one or more category and it can be anything (except cash awards)ranging from Pen to Painting to T-Shirts, Books, Gift Vouchers, Audio/Video CDs; it all depends on your budget and imagination.

And what you get by sponsoring a prize? Hmm.. obviously not a tax-exemption or better Q3 results, but may be, one or more of the following:

  • Self satisfaction and may be an ego boo

  • ‘Feel good’ about being associated with the Indibloggers community
  • Getting recognized and (perhaps) attracting a better traffic to your blog/website

So if you wish to sponsor a prize for this year, do drop us an email at indibloggies at gmail dot com and we can discuss further on that.

Disclaimer: The onus of delivery of the prizes falls upon the prize sponsor him/herself. Indibloggies does not, in any way, take responsibility for delivering the prizes to winners, loss of prize during transit or latter non-delivery by the sponsor. Winners must communicate their complete postal address to the sponsor directly for claiming their prize(s). Sponsors are encouraged to send us thumbnail image(s) of the prize(s) that we may display on this website.

December 03, 2004

Nomination Form

Do you think your blog deserves to be nominated to Indibloggies 2004? Click here to send your nomination to any of the Juror. They will have a look at your blog (may be they already know of it) and may nominate it, if they like it.

November 25, 2004

Ladies & Gentlemen, the Jury

Here is the list of the bloggers (in no particular order) who have consented to be members of the Jury who would nominate blogs for Indibloggies 2004. Many Jury members have also indicated the categories they are interested in, but we thought it best not to limit them by publishing their choices here, lest they change their mind later on.

  1. Nitin Pai (painn at hotmail dot com)
  2. Shanti Mangala (shantim at gmail dot com)
  3. Pankaj Narula (pankajnarula at gmail dot com)
  4. Nilesh Chaudhari (mail at nilesh dot org)
  5. Divya Manian (divya at nimbupani dot com)
  6. Mahesh Shantaram (msram at techrose dot org)
  7. Anand M (anandm at mvps dot org)
  8. Ravishankar Shrivastava (raviratlami at gmail dot com)
  9. Chandrachoodan Gopalakrishnan (chandrachoodan at gmail dot com)
  10. VeerChand Bothra (veer at blogstreet dot com)
  11. Prashant Mullick (mullickprashant at gmail dot com)

A Note for Bloggers: If you think you blog deserves a nomination to Indibloggies 2004, you may write to any of the Jury member directly (please do not flood multiple Jury members with your requests) requesting a dekko along with with your Name, Blog Name and URL and the category you want the blog to be nominated for. You would agree, however, that the final decision on whether your blog would be nominated or not rests with the Jury member, given the limitation on the number of blogs s/he can nominate for any category.

Note for the Jury members: You are expected to:

  1. Send us your consent to be a Jury (and for publishing your name and email ID on this blog) on or before 30 November, 2004. We would be publishing name of the Jury members in this post with their email IDs.
  2. Select atleast 5 categories to nominate blogs for (those who are well versed with any Indian language apart from English would do good to select a language category). Remember that you may nominate blogs for all the categories but no less than 5 categories.
  3. Nominate a maximum of 3 blogs per category (order not important) on or before 2031 December, 2004. Nominations must include a short justification on why you nominated the blog. The last date is absolutely important and we regret that we would not accept any nominations received after 2031 December, 2004.

Jury members would find the sites related to the Indiblogs very helpful if they just want to skim through many of them. Make sure to take a look at the “Links” menu at this blog for links to such websites/blogs.

November 24, 2004

Indibloggies 2004: The Categories

Following are the categories for this year's Indibloggies, as you might notice few redundant ones have been removed and few anomalies rectified.

  • IndiBlog of the year

  • Best humanities IndiBlog #

  • Best sports IndiBlog

  • Best science/technology IndiBlog

  • Best IndiBlog directory/service

  • Indiblog with the best tagline

  • Best topical IndiBlog

  • Best designed IndiBlog

  • Best new Indiblog

  • Best IndiPhotoBlog

  • IndiBlog lifetime achiever

  • Best Group Blog

  • Best Indic blog *

  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Bangla
  • Malayalam
  • Sindhi
  • Kashmiri

* Blogs written using Indic (for example Devanaagri script for Hindi) scripts. These are languages we are aware of, if you know of any other language blogs, do nominate blogs and let us know.

# IndiBlog on Humanities (based on skill other than blogger's occupational or professional skills). Blogs covering/posting on Music, Movies and other art forms such as Drama, Paintings, Poetry/Fiction

A mishap notice: All our old haloscan comments are gone (archived, says Haloscan, not deleted) and this thread tells us that we should be a premium member to access them , so for the sake of sanity we are now gonna use Blogger's own commenting.

Jury Invitations: Few of the invitations are getting dispatched today, do check your mails. If you think you deserve to be a Jury member, drop a comment in the comments area without waiting for the mails, remember the final decision rests with us. Jury members must send their consent (to be a Jury) by the month end and must send their nominations by Dec 20, 2004. Details are in the invitations.

June 23, 2004

Indibloggies 2004

Greetings! Nice to be back. We are gearing up for the 2004 ritual and would like to know what do you think should be the methodology this time. For e.g.: we are thinking of something on the following lines:

  • Make all blogs Listed at eligible for the award (which means no "initial" nominations)
  • Appoint a 10-15 member Jury that nominates their list of blogs for each category (Any blogger should be able to apply for becoming a Jury member)
  • Compile the results of Jury voting, this list being the ones for the final nominees in various categories
  • Voting starts on the above list

Obviously, these are only suggestions, we also suggest removal of "Best Regional blog" category and introduce "Best language category" for each of the Indian languages. Do tell us which other categories should or shouldn't be there this time.

As usual, you can post your comments here or mail them to our new gmail account addressed to "indibloggies".