Welcome to the fourth annual Medical Weblog Awards! This competition is designed to recognize the very best from the medical blogosphere, and to highlight the diversity and excitement of the world of medical blogs.
The categories for this year’s awards will be:
— Best Medical Weblog
— Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2007)
— Best Literary Medical Weblog
— Best Clinical Sciences Weblog
— Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog
— Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog
— Best Patient’s Blog
Nominations are now accepted in the comments section of this post. When nominating, please indicate the blog’s name and URL, as well as your thoughts why this particular blog deserves recognition. A blog can participate in more than one category, so please be precise which one(s). Once we have all the nominees, Medgadget editorial staff will sort through all the blogs, and we will select five blogs in each category based on merit, and on our own internal voting results. Everyone from our editorial staff will be involved with a selection process. Joining us will be our “freelancers”: Joshua Schwimmer from Kidney Notes and Enrico Cantu from Mexico Medical Student.
The following timeline will be observed:
— Nominations will be accepted until Monday, December 31, 2007.
— We will announce the finalists on Monday, January 7th, 2008
— Polls will be open from Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 and will close at midnight on Sunday, January 20, 2008 (PST).
— Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 23, 2008.
The generous folks at ScrubsGallery.com are providing winners with some seriously exciting prizes this year. The winner of the 2007 Best Medical Weblog award gets a shiny new Amazon Kindle wireless reading device.
Winners in other categories, in addition to bragging rights, will be awarded with the latest edition of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine (Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition).
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. (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: The 2007 Medical Weblog Awards Nominees
UPDATE: 2007 Medical Weblog Awards Sponsored by ScrubsGallery.com: Meet the Winners!