2009 Philippine Blog Awards

UPDATE: Nominations for the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards has been extended to August 21, 2009, Friday, at 11:59PM Manila Time.

Once again, its that time of the year to recognize the Philippine’s finest and best blogs and bloggers. The 2009 Philippine Blog Awards with the theme “One Blogging Nation” was officially launched last July 8th and together with that, the PBA staff also unveiled the fresh new design for the Philippine Blog Awards website.


2009 Philippine Blog Awards website

If last year’s design was nice, this one is much even better. Another great job by Gail Dela Cruz and the folks from Sheero Media Solutions.

This year’s Philippine Blog Awards will be a bit different from previous year’s events because for the first time, it will be held not only once but three times, two of which will be held in selected venues in the Visayas and Mindanao. I’m glad that the organizers did this because this gives bloggers from Visayas and Mindanao to participate and experience a special blogging event like this. I’m sure our blogging friends from those areas would be very happy about this since many of them weren’t able to attend the past two events because the event was held only in Manila. Aside from that development, there are also a few new awards/categories and special awards that have been added to the lineup:

New Awards:

  • Videocast – The blog that moving images: videocasts or vlogs. These are the items we download from the blog or delivered to us by RSS. They may span from one minute to an hour.
  • Podcast – The blog that posts sound: podcasts and videocasts. These are the items we download from the blog or delivered to us by RSS. They may span from one minute to an hour.
  • Humor – A blog that focuses on putting a smile on a readers face and/or a series of giggles of ha ha has from its readers. It is hard to do comedy whether it be witty or just being plain pleasantly silly.
  • Gaming – A blog that focuses on games both online and offline: Whether the game is played on an actual chess board or a virtual one.
  • Advocacy – A blog that activelt supports a cause, causes or an idea. A blog that champions, advocates, argues, support, looks for support and even pleads for a cause whether it be social, political or ecological.
  • Beauty – A blog focuses on beauty. It talks about; gives advise; and shows how beauty is taken cared of and even accenuated in order to look more pleasant to the eye.

New Special Awards:

  • Filipino Abroad – This award gives due recognition to the Filipino blogger or blogger of Filipino ancestry who has contributed significantly to the community and the country through blogging.
  • Foreign Blog – This award gives due recognition to a foreign owned or foreign blog that has focused and blogged significantly about the Filipinos and the Philippines.
  • Filipiniana Blog – This award gives due recognition to the blog that has focused and consistently blogged about the Philippines whether it be social, political, historical and cultural. Everything Filipino: Everything Filipiniana.
  • Blog Application – This award gives due recognition to the best blog application developed for 2009.
  • Bisdak Blogger – This award goes to the blogger whose blog showcases his talent in blogging in the Vernacular (Bisaya). The word “Bisdak” comes from the words “BISaya” and “DAKu” which literally means Bisaya (the vernacular) and Big. This award will recognize our bloggers who blog with passion with their native tongue.
  • Visayas Bloggers Choice – The Visayas is now a growing community of Bloggers from Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo and more. There are a good number of impressive blogs but some stands out above the others. This awards goes to the blogger whose blog is the talk of the town–the influential blog, the inspirational blog and the example. This award will recognize the blogger who is well respected in the Blogging communities in Visayas.
  • Best Visayas Locale Blog – As we have different travel blogs showcasing the different beautiful places a travel blogger goes to, this next award focuses on a Visayan blog which will promote one’s hometown or city here in Visayas. This award goes to the best blog which talks about a certain blogger’s hometown or city.
  • Best Visayas Nature Blogger – When one comes to Visayas he/she may have the different choices of experiencing the Life of nature. We cannot deny the white sand beaches, the rare virgin forests filled with exotic wild life and the beautiful waterfalls that are located in this region. We recognize the blogger who best presents these best things in life found in Nature.

Nomination Period is from July 8 until August 13, 2009 at 11:59 PM Manila time. So if you wanna join and register your blog or would like to recommend or nominate your favorite Pinoy blog/blogger, you still have about 2 weeks time to do it.

Again, the Philippine Blog Awards organizers are looking for volunteers and sponsors for this year’s event. If you can’t do that, you can also help spread the word about the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards by blogging about it or by displaying the official Philippine Blog Awards banners on your blog or website.

For more information regarding the eligibility & guidelines, nomination process, criteria for judging and other inquiries, please visit the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards official website.

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  • ark, October 11, 2009 @ 6:06 AM

    Congrats to all the winners of the Philippine blog awards. You deserve it guys!

  • JP Habaradas, September 26, 2009 @ 10:10 AM

    @Vic – Yes, they certainly have! Like what you mentioned, its only in its third year but the results have been great. The organizers have really done a great job.

    Thanks for the compliments and thanks for stopping by! :)

  • Vic, September 26, 2009 @ 10:05 AM

    PBA has done a great job in promoting Philippine Blogging community. We are just in the thrid year, yet the success is oustanding. BTW, congratulations for being in the finalist of the Philippine Blog Award 2009 for the tech category.

  • JP Habaradas, August 10, 2009 @ 3:10 AM

    @Regie – Hi there! Welcome to JaypeeOnline and thanks for stopping by. Its good that you also blogged about the Philippine Blog Awards because it will help spread the word and more Pinoy blogs can join. :)

  • Regie Bueno, August 10, 2009 @ 3:07 AM

    I agree that the site of Philippine blog award is very cool. I also blog and spread also the event. It’s my first time to blog this event. :)

  • JP Habaradas, August 3, 2009 @ 5:50 PM

    @blog.it – Really? Cool! Nice to meet another blogger named JP. Ok, I’ll take a look at your blog one of these days and give you my feedback. :)

  • JP Habaradas, August 3, 2009 @ 5:35 AM

    @Michael – I don’t know. Maybe the aren’t prepared this year and we’ll see more awards and categories for that region next year.

  • Michael, August 3, 2009 @ 5:30 AM

    then how’s mindanao?

  • blog.it, August 3, 2009 @ 5:47 AM

    hey jaypee, we have the same name you know hehehe anyways, please check my blog and please tell some thing that I can do to make it nice and good. thanks man!.

  • JP Habaradas, August 1, 2009 @ 4:45 AM

    @K – Haha..I don’t know. Maybe the Visayas blogging community is more active? :D

  • K.noizki, August 1, 2009 @ 4:41 AM

    Haha, bakit mas marami ang Visayas for special award?

  • JP Habaradas, July 31, 2009 @ 11:00 AM

    @Isis – The folks from PBA have added lots of new stuff this year and I’m sure its gonna be more fun coz they’re also gonna have it in Visayas and Mindanao. Yeah, you should participate. :D

  • Isis, July 31, 2009 @ 10:58 AM

    Wow…lot’s of new awards up for grabs! I should stop fence sitting and become more participatory..hehe :D

  • JP Habaradas, July 30, 2009 @ 6:45 AM

    @Michael – Hehe..sure, this is open to all Pinoy blogs and bloggers. Good luck! :D

  • Michael, July 30, 2009 @ 6:44 AM

    i’ll win this don’t worry. i’ll make a blogsite now haha!

  • JP Habaradas, July 28, 2009 @ 11:50 PM

    @aldrin – Yeah, lots of new categories and awards especially for the Visayas region.

    Are you gonna attend this year’s Philippine Blog Awards? Oh, thanks! It feels good to be back. :D

  • JP Habaradas, July 28, 2009 @ 10:10 PM

    @Loy – You already have the skills in design and I’m pretty sure in time you’ll be as good as that. That’s true, content is king but if you can incorporate it with good design then its gonna be better, right? ;)

  • a.cantos, July 28, 2009 @ 11:46 PM

    wow. lots of 'new' things…

    and welcome back.

  • JP Habaradas, July 28, 2009 @ 7:40 PM

    @elmot – Haha..I know. We need to nominate the Jedi Knights for the different categories. Who knows, one of us might actually win. :D

    Yes, the new PBA website design is uber cool. Gail did a very good job with it. :D

  • elmot, July 28, 2009 @ 7:35 PM

    Wow! Another blog awarding body to conquer for all the Jedi Knights!

    I really love the design on their new site Jayps. Very cool.

  • Loy, July 28, 2009 @ 10:07 PM

    Yeah, the site looks cool. How I wish I can design a site as good-looking as that one. Well, content is still king..hehe…

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