Judge your peers! Brag about your standing within the LAMB community! If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can recognize its own every year, so can the LAMB. That’s right – it’s time for the 3rd Annual LAMMY Awards! If you’re amongst the many 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.
As with last year’s awards, the voting will be done via a traditional nomination/vote process. The nomination process will last for three weeks, until May 12th. There are the same number of categories as last year (15), though many of the awards themselves have been changed (see full summaries below).
Voting and eligibility is open to current LAMBs only (#1 – 516). One ballot per site; if your site has multiple contributors, you need to consolidate and submit as one ballot. I currently have about 35 more profiles in the hopper, and I would love to have them all be eligible, but it may up to a month before they’re all posted, and I think it’s unfair to include them for this year’s contest. For a list of all eligible LAMBs, in order with their LAMB number, this spreadsheet is available for you to view/save (you’ll likely need it).
Click on the link at the bottom of this post and nominate up to three LAMBs for each award (no ranking necessary), save for Best Blog, where you may nominate up to five sites. There are two sites that you are not allowed to vote for: your own site and the LAMB- votes for either will be discarded. Shortly after the nomination period has closed, I will post a list of the nominees. The final round of voting will then take place for another two week period.
- Winners and Runner Ups of each category will be eligible to place a banner like 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). Additionally, all nominees will receive a banner as well, noting how many noms they got.
- In addition, the sites chosen as Best Blog and Best Blog Runner Up will be eligible for special banners for placement on their site.
The self-explanatory big kahuna.
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 makes you wonder how they sleep at night? Time to let them know their never-ending quest is worthwhile.
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).
Who’s the next Richard Pryor? Or Carrot Top, even?
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.
Best Overall Post
Could be a review, an interview, a contest, a game, an in-depth analysis, whatever. Yes, I expect this to be a very, very tight race.
Best Horror/Sci-Fi Blog
Best Classic Film Blog
Best Festival/Awards Coverage
Not all do it, but some dedicate months at a time to a festival, the Golden Globes and/or the Academy Awards. This is a chance to honor them.
Best New LAMB
A special award for any LAMB that’s been welcomed to the flock since last year’s LAMMYs. Sites eligible are #283 – 51x.
Many LAMBs produce their own podcast; which are your favorites? (The LAMBcast is ineligible.)
Best Movie Reviewer
Maybe they just happen to always agree with you. Maybe they write in a way you only wish you could. Maybe you’re in awe of the wide array of films they review. Basically, if you had but a few whose reviews you could read, who would they be?
The All-important Link
Though it may take awhile depending on your familiarity, please take the 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, again, use this spreadsheet to help you out.
On the poll, I’ll have a question or two about feedback and any suggestions for the 2011 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!