The Insignificant Awards 2007

Because awards are insignificant, but blogs are not

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

We have a winner

Thank you all for joining us at the first, and undoubtedly the most glittering, awards ceremony of the 2007 blogging season. Please charge your glasses and be upstanding, for the fat lady is about to sing and the final hurrah is about to be hurrah'ed. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's time to name the much-anticipated winner of the first ever Insignificant Award.

Time magazine recently announced that their Person of the Year for 2006 was You. In a similar fashion, we at The Insignificant Awards have now reached our final decision about this prestigious new honour, and have decided that the winner is also You. And you. And you and you and him and her and them. All of you, in fact. Congratulations. However, we regret to say that we cannot send each of you one of the promised packets of cheap biscuits. Sorry, our meagre budget simply won't stretch to that.

Blogging is, by its very nature, insignifcant. And bloggers are insignificant in the grand scheme of things (whatever the newspapers might try and tell you). But some bloggers are more insignificant than others. The Insignificant Awards were only ever intended to highlight some of the lesser-known blogs of this world. Therefore, we at Insignificant Headquarters feel that our mission has been well and truly accomplished.

Thank you and goodnight, Vienna. We hope that each and every one of you has a safe journey home to your corner of the internet.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The rules of engagement

Please send us your blog nominations via the comments box, or email us at insignificantawards at gmail dot com.

The nomination period ends on Wednesday, 10 January, 2007.

A shortlist will then be drawn up and published on this site one week later, on Wednesday, 17 January, 2007.

Voting on the finalists for the 2007 competition will commence from that date onwards.

There will be just one winner, the name of whom will be announced on Monday, 12 March, 2007.

Remember the golden rule of The Insignificant Awards: it's the taking part that counts - not the winning.

Nominations thus far:

Fussy Bitch
Tragic / Beautiful
Boob Pencil
Non-Working Monkey
Ignorminious' Misty Mind
Big n Juicy
The Overnight Editor
The World Of Yaxlich
Because I'm Worth It
Island Philosophy
Juvenile Dementia
The Girl In The Cafe
Helga Von Porno
Struggling Author
Dan Flynn's Blog
Eine Kleine Nichtmusik
Gay Nazi Sex Vicar ...
Reasons To Be Cheerful
Rullsenberg Rules
Tired Dad
Crack Skull Bob
Unlucky Man
Smaller Than Life
Stepford in Switzerland
The Electric Goose
Beyond The New Economic Anthropology
I Hate The Earth
My Thoughts Exactly
Girl On A Train
Sally Writes
The Moving (Middle) Finger Writes
Nobody Knows It
Our Albion
Paul. because Paul is a nice nameView Though My Window
D-Flat Chime Bar
Eclectic Boogalo0
Ms Cellania
Two Blue Fish
Peppermint Tea
The Wildman Of Wivenhoe
Kaliyuga Kronicles
Nobody Knows It

Button up

'This blog is completely insignificant'All the big weblog awards have buttons which you can put on your site to show that you support it, or that you've been nominated. Here at The Insignificant Awards, though we are nothing but a mere fledgling fighting for space amongst the enormous pterodactyls of the blog competition arena, we are no different in our desire for you to decorate your page with a pretty little button as a means of showing us your linky lurve.

'Be proud. Vote for total insignificance'Please take one of these here graphical devices and use it wisely. Technical instructions for the taking of aforementioned buttons and wise use thereof are not included, because we can't be bothered. And anyway, we're really far too busy drinking tea and plotting global domination. So if you know what to do, do it; and if you don't, please ask an irresponsible adult to help.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Prize? What prize?

As such, there is no prize for winning The Insignificant Awards.

Your reward will come in heaven, and in the form of virtual adulation. At the judges' discretion (and if we're feeling particularly generous), we may also award the winner a packet of biscuits of their choosing. Please be aware, however, that the high cost of international postage could well be a factor in influencing this decision.

About the awards

The Insignificant Awards is the world's most unheard of blog competition. It's a place for the undiscovered to be discovered.

As the annual weblog popularity competitions begin once more, we at The Insignificant Headquarters wish to praise, encourage and salute the unknown blogs that sit in the unrewarded wilderness. Those blogs that will never be voted for by the masses. Those bloggers who will never be nominated for anything (but should be).