Can you feel the excitement? One year and over 200 additional LAMBs later, it’s time for the 2nd Annual LAMMYs. If you’re amongst the majority of LAMBs that was not yet a member for last year’s awards, be sure to click here for a recap of last year’s events. It’s a pretty self-explanatory event, and can be summed up in a nutshell like so:
Judge your peers! Brag about your standing within the LAMB community! Win fabulous prizes! If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can recognize its own every year, so can the LAMB.
As discussed in the final award post from last year, there are a few changes to this year’s awards. While we had but 78 eligible LAMBs last year, we have 282 (see below) eligible sites this year. As such, I can’t reasonably expect anyone to be even remotely familiar with all of them, much less to go and inspect them for the purpose of an awards ceremony. So, gone is the “vote and tally” method from last year; it is replaced by a traditional nomination/vote process.Also, I’ve excised three awards and added four new ones, so there are 15 this year. Here are the details:
Click on the link below and nominate up to three LAMBs for each award (no need to rank), save for Best Blog, where you may nominate up to five sites. You are not permitted to vote for your own site, as allowing it would likely negate the effect. The nomination period will last for two weeks (until May 4th). Shortly thereafter, I will post a list of the nominees – five for each award. Another round of voting will take place for another two week period.
- Winners and Runner Ups (new – considering the number of sites, a 2nd place finish deserves a banner, too) of each category will be eligible to place one of the excellent banners below on their sites (the “4” will be exchanged for the appropriate number), created by the LAMMYS “sponsor” RIPE Creative – aka Mrs. Fletch’s company. (Banners and code will be emailed to the winners).
- In addition, the sites chosen as Best Blog and Best Blog Runner Up will be eligible for special banners for placement on their site.
- As a bonus prize, the Best Blog winner will get this t-shirt sent to them, sent to me as part of a PR package by Sinuate Media as part of their Blog Smog promotional pack.
The self-explanatory big kahuna.
This could be anything, from a blog devoted solely to sound editing to a blog devoted to the work of Clint Howard.
Who makes you wonder how they sleep at night? Time to let them know their never-ending quest is worthwhile.
Which site looks the best? This could be one that’s built from scratch or expanded from a template.
Best Blog Name
“Things To Do In Denver While You’re Blogging.” Another self-explanatory award.
Who’s the next Richard Pryor? Or Carrot Top, even?
AKA, the “Most intelligent/insightful/academic writer.” Who is the Stephen Hawking of film bloggers?
Who is shooting for the moon? I leave this one open to your interpretation.
Best Use of Widgetology
Anyone can place a number of widgets on their site, but the right mix and placement of widgets can turn a boring site into a great one. Who does it best?
Can you think of film review (or three) in the last year that stands above all others? One whose words so perfectly summed up a film or analyzed it so perfectly that you wish you had written it? Yes, I expect this to be a very, very tight race.
So addictive you just couldn’t help but take part. So brilliant, so viral that it took over the internet (or maybe just a bunch of film blogs).
Most Likely to Get Paid for Blogging
Our version of “Most Likely to Succeed.”
Best Rating System
Some use numbers, some use grades, some make their own rules. Whose is most impressive?
Best Random LAMB Banner
A special award given to those that have made and sent in a banner. The full gallery can be seen here.
Though it may take awhile depending on your familiarity, please take some time to visit as many of the LAMBs as you can to give a fair and accurate judging. Use the handy LAMB scroll box to visit them all, use a feed reader, or just type them all into your browser one by one if that’s your bag.
On the poll, I’ll have a question or two about feedback and any suggestions for the 2010 LAMMYS. Please give your thoughts – what’s missing, different and/or better categories, the voting/nomination process, prizes, etc.
Most important – have fun and good luck to you all!