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Nominations Are Open for the About Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards!

By January 14, 2013

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Nominations have just opened for the 2013 About Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards!About.com 2013 Readers' Choice Awards On the category page, you will find links to nomination forms in ten categories:

  • Best Catholic Book of 2012
  • Best Catholic Blog
  • Best Catholic Website
  • Best Catholic Podcast
  • Best Catholic Radio Show
  • Best Catholic Magazine
  • Best Catholic Newspaper
  • Best Catholic iOS App
  • Best Catholic to Follow on Twitter
  • Best Catholic Facebook Page

You can make a nomination in any or all of the categories. If you would like to make more than one nomination in a particular category (say, you can't decide between your two favorite Catholic iOS apps), simply fill out that particular nomination form a second time.

Nominations will close at 12:00 A.M. EST on February 11, 2013. At that time, I will tally up the nominations and choose up to five finalists in each category. When I announce the finalists on February 19, voting will begin. (Sign up for the About Catholicism Newsletter to be notified automatically when voting begins.) Voting will end at 12:00 A.M. EST on March 19, 2013, and the winners will be announced on March 27.

The About.com Readers' Choice Awards have been around since 2007; this is the third year that the About.com Catholicism GuideSite has participated in them. Last year, we received thousands of nominations and tens of thousands of vote across all ten categories. (See below for links to the finalists and winners from previous years.) That makes this an ideal opportunity for you to get your Catholic book, blog, magazine, or app (or any of the other categories) recognized. Yes, you can even nominate yourself or your product, and you can encourage others to nominate you as well! (Please note, however, that offering any kind of reward in exchange for nominations or votes is strictly forbidden; violators will be disqualified without warning.)

Both finalists and winners will get an attractive logo (similar to the one above) that they can use on their webpages and other promotional material. And they will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have been chosen as one of the best in their field by the 69 million monthly unique visitors who find About.com their most trusted source on the Internet.

So what are you waiting for? Read a brief description of the ten categories, and make your nominations today!

Questions? Ask them in the comments!

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February 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm
(1) Sallie Thayer says:

Scott: Can you column be nominated? I am not sure how this works, but I find your column so helpful and would really like to see it receive the recognition I think it deserves. Please let me know. Thanks. S. Thayer

February 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm
(2) Scott P. Richert says:

Sallie, thank you for the very kind thought, but I decided that I would not allow my blog, website, Twitter account, and Facebook page to be eligible for an award. This is about honoring other Catholic sources on the web.

January 14, 2013 at 11:45 am
(3) Guillermo says:

I want to nominate an up and coming blog http://supertradmum-etheldredasplace.blogspot.com/ by SuperTradMum. She is the mother of a seminarian and gives a mother’s traditional catholic perspective on the world. It is very objective giving praise and criticism when needed and brings a much needed Catholic perspective to world events.

January 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm
(4) Gabriel says:

What about best Catholic youtube channel?

January 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm
(5) Scott P. Richert says:

Gabriel, that’s a good suggestion. I’ll consider it for next year’s awards.

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