She writes this year’s awards are as follows:
Best new Liberal Democrat blog (started since 1st September 2009)
Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office (The Tim Garden Award)
Best use of blogging / social networking / e-campaigning by a Liberal Democrat
Best posting on a Liberal Democrat blog (since 1st September 2009)
Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog
Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year
To be eligible for ‘Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office’, a blog should be written by a councillor, elected mayor, assembly member, or parliamentarian.
The ‘Best use of blogging / social networking / e-campaigning award’ recognises the expanding role of both blogging and the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in politics. It’s a deliberately open category: you might want to nominate a good campaigning YouTube video, or a particularly interesting Twitter feed.
The Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog winner will be chosen by you, dear reader (should you choose to take part). Once the judges have chosen their shortlist, these blogs will be put up for public vote here on Lib Dem Voice.
Here’s this year’s judging panel, (who aren’t eligible to win, by the way, so please avoid nominating them):
Prateek Buch, who blogs at consider, evaluate, act
Jonathan Calder, who blogs at Liberal England
Lee Chalmers, co-founder of the Downing Street Project, leadership consultant and blogger at Lee’s random blog: Leadership, politics and women’s stuff
Ryan Cullen from Lib Dem Voice, who also runs Lib Dem Blogs and his own blog at The Artesea
Helen Duffett (that’s me) from Lib Dem Voice and also my own blog
Costigan Quist, winner of Lib Dem Blog of the Year 2009, for Himmelgarten Cafe
Mary Reid, former Kingston Upon Thames councillor, who continues to blog at Mary Reid
Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire
Ros Taylor, Deputy Editor of the Guardian’s Comment is Free
Andy Williamson, Director of Digital Democracy at the Hansard Society
Well obviously the Birkdale blog is written by councillors and it might be of interest to you to know that the most visited posting is the one about the disintergration of Southport Tories:
Saturday, 30 January 2010
Southport Conservative Civil War-the story so far
'It is hard to keep pace with the civil war in Southport Tories. Newspaper headlines like: ‘Angry Rift leaves Town’s Tories in Crisis’, Former Tory MP backs Lib Dems, Feuding between Southport Conservatives leaves Brenda Porter's campaign in disarray, ‘Cameron puts Southport Tories in ‘Special Measures’ or Respected Tory ex Mayor Suspended, or Former Tory Leader (Tom Glover) Suspended, or 'Former Tory Leader (Les Byrom) leaves Party', they keep coming.
The full story is still worth reading