2011 Born Digital Wine Awards Category Suggestions

As we have promised in the past, the 2011 Born Digital Wine Awards will be adding 2 further categories to broaden the scope of the awards and highlight more effectively the best in wine content online.

We have brainstormed our own ideas, and there are a few we feel are most relevant, but the people who we should ideally be getting input from, is you. Thus, we are now opening the floor to your suggestions.

Leave a comment below and “vote” for your favorite suggestions with the “like” button on each comment. We’ll take all suggestions into account as we decide the new categories.

The deadline for suggestions, comments and ‘votes’ is June 20th, and the new Categories will be announced by June 30th.

Cheers,

The Born Digital Team!

  • http://ovineyards.com Ryan O’Connell

    There should definitely be a photography category.  And I’d also vote for a miscellaneous category although that’s a terrible name for it.  Maybe nascent media?  So we can recognize somebody who makes something digital that doesn’t fit elsewhere like a facebook app, or a level of angry birds that looks exactly like their winery, or whatever you can think of…  … … I have to go look at the angry birds level editor. :D

    • http://wineconversation.com thirstforwine

      for voting clarity might help to keep each comment to a single suggestion :)

      • http://twitter.com/WineTravel Wink Lorch

        Sorry to have blurred the clarity, didn’t take this in ;) But, with respect, I think it’s up to you guys to collate the ideas and then put them up for voting, because you have to decide what’s feasible.

      • http://ovineyards.com Ryan O’Connell

        What if we all vote for photography? HOW WILL YOU PICK A SECOND CATEGORY?! ;D My vote is for a category named “Best Wine-Themed Angry Birds Level Design”

  • http://twitter.com/WineTravel Wink Lorch

    I’ll throw these in:
    Regarding photography, I think it’s wrong to judge just one photograph, it should be a portfolio…(of photos published first only on-line) that is judged… And taking that portfolio concept further, one could perhaps do an award for a portfolio of mirco-blogs i.e. tweets, FB status etc. We recognize that the latter are part of “on-line publishing” for many people and can be highly educational, so why not?
    And, then …. extrapolating this a little further but veering back to the more conventional: bearing in mind that you (organisers) stated that the most entered category in the 1st edition of the BDWA awards was for “Editorial” writing, how about separating posts/articles published on-line that focus on Tasting Notes – and perhaps for those who publish just one tasting note per blog post, this could also be a portfolio, with a limit e.g. 3 – 5 blog posts of tasting notes.

    • Gabriella Opaz

      Interesting position on single versus multiple photos when judging a photographer. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Andrew Barrow

      i do like the idea of ‘portfolios’ for tweets, for photographs, for tasting notes… they could be grouped into ‘events’ ie covering a wine makers dinner, a vineyard visit etc. I for one could group photos and tweets into as ‘event’ on both…

  • http://www.thevineroute.com Tom Fiorina

    I suggest a “winemaker profile” category, mostly because that’s what I mostly blog about.

  • http://www.winefoot.com duanep

    I too like the idea of a photography category.. :)

  • http://mygrapeescape.ie Eamon

    How about a ‘drinking wine responsibly’ category, this was the subject of lively debate at a session at last year’s EWBC, and would encourage others to broach this serious issue. As wine communicators, we are promoting the consumption of alcohol, and we have a responsibility to educate our audiences of the dangers of over-consumption and enjoying this drink responsibly.

  • http://mygrapeescape.ie Eamon

    How about a ‘drinking wine responsibly’ category, this was the subject of lively debate at a session at last year’s EWBC, and would encourage others to broach this serious issue. As wine communicators, we are promoting the consumption of alcohol, and we have a responsibility to educate our audiences of the dangers of over-consumption and enjoying this drink responsibly.

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