As you probably know, nominations are open over at Medgadget for the 2005 Medical Weblog Awards.
There’s been a fair amount of discussion about the best way to accept future nominations and determine winners. I was browsing Clinical Cases and Images and saw that last year’s winner, Grunt Doc, suggests thumb wrestling…
So, not wanting to miss out on my chance to express an opinion on the matter, I come to the Medical Blogosphere with a proposal… Ta Da…
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Since MedGadget started this, the onus is on them to create, manage, and of course fund the Academy of Blogging Arts and Sciences.
Nominations shall be restricted to select members of the Academy. I’m not sure how they’ll be selected, that would be Medgadget’s problem to figure out. (That’ll teach you for coming up with a good concept!) Once the field has been narrowed to no more than five nominees in each category, all members of the Academy of Blogging Arts and Sciences shall be permitted to vote for one Bloscar winner in each category.
The annual Award Ceremonies will, of course, be lavish. Each nominee will be required to submit an 8×10 glossy suitable for framing of themselves (or a face of their choice if they blog anonymously) to Medgadget for posting. Nominees will also need to mention whose designer duds they are wearing in the photo, Wallmart, Target, Bloomingdales, etc. Perhaps Medgadget can sell some advertising space to said designers to help fund the Academy.
As technology advances (and who better to help move us in that direction than MedGadget?) acceptance speeches, as well as the mandatory pre-awards fashion critique, can be distributed via podcast and perhaps even videocast.
What say you Medgadget?