Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Nominate for Making A Mark Awards #4

I'm now moving on to the Making A Mark Awards where I've previously identified both contenders and winners.

When I started these Awards back in 2006, I wanted to try and identify excellence in blogging art and the blogs which were the most influential. In order to avoid spurious accuracy, I decided to refine that as being those blogs which had most influenced me.

In 2009, it seems appropriate to open up the identification of excellent blogs to the wider community of art bloggers - and what influences YOU.

I'm still going to decide the winner of each award at this stage - and will also be identifying a few contenders of my own. However I'm interested to hear what you all think too.
What you need to do - it's very simple!
  • Leave a comment on this blog - BEFORE 24th December
  • Identify the title of the Making A Mark Award that you want your nominee to be considered for
  • Identify the name of the blog, its URL (eg The Art Blog http://theartblog.blogspot.com) and the name of the blogger
  • Say why you think this blog should be considered for a Making A Mark Award.
That's it!

I'll collate all your nominations and comments in relation to each award and consider alongside those blogs which I have in mind as being worthy of consideration.

The Making A Mark Awards will be announced on the 29th and 30th December.
See my Making A Mark website for a list of previous award winners and an outline of the reasons why they won

Nominations sought for:

I'm going to ask for nominations for the remaining awards in four separate blog posts to try and keep it simple.

Today I'm looking at nominations for two awards whose winners have a set a high standard to date.
"What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way." Winslow Homer
The Painting a Day Stickability Shield - for daily painters who maintain a consistently high output of onsistently good quality paintings over the course of the year and set a good example to others. Previous winners have been:
The Best Art Blog Project Virtual Challenge Cup - Art can be quite a lonely activity and it's noticeable that people often like to have some sort of involvement in groups and projects related to art! This award is for
  • EITHER a major and reputable new project which adds value and involves a large number of bloggers
  • OR or a project which has grown over the course of the year in question or otherwise had some significant impact during the course of the year
Previous winners have been:
I hope you'll be able to leave a comment below - identifying an art blog which has set a high standard within its category and been influential so far as you are concerned

Links: The Making A Mark Awards 2010 for blogging about art - Making A Mark: End of Year Review