Welcome to the second annual Medical Weblog Awards! These awards are designed to honor the very best in the medical blogosphere, as decided by you–the readers of these fine medical blogs.
It’s been another year filled with explosive growth, stirring debate, and excellent writing — in a number of fields. Our categories reflect this diversity. The categories for this year’s awards will be:
— Best Medical Weblog
— Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2005)
— Best Literary Medical Weblog
— Best Clinical Sciences Weblog
— Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog
— Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog
Nominations are now accepted in the comment section of this post. Nominate your favorite medical weblog, even if it’s your own. A blog can participate in more than one category.
The following timeline will be observed:
— Nominations will be accepted until Friday, December 30, 2005.
— Polls will be open from Tuesday, January 3, 2006 and will close at midnight on Sunday, January 15, 2005 (PST).
— Awards will be announced on Wednesday, January 25, 2006.
In addition to a full year of bragging rights, this year’s winners will be awarded with the amazing book by Alexander Tsiaras and Barry Werthof The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman : The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed. Offers are accepted from individuals and companies to provide additional gifts for the winners (please write to medgadget-at-medgadget-dot-com).
Medgadget.com, as well as the individual blogs of our editors, are not eligible to participate in the awards.
Voting for the awards will be open to all, but you will only be able to vote once (we control the polling software, specifically installed for the awards. No hacking or cookie manipulation will be tolerated — only one vote for each category from a particular IP address.) All final decisions will be made by our editors.
Good luck to all!
UPDATE (December 30, 2005): The 2005 Medical Weblog Awards Nominees
UPDATE (January 17, 2006): 2005 Medical Weblog Awards: Meet the Winners!