IT Blog Awards 2009: last call for nominations

You have until 27 October to vote for your favourite UK IT blogs.

There is just one more week to nominate your favourite blogs in the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards 2009.

We have received hundreds of nominations so far, ensuring that the categories are jam-packed with high-quality blogs.

You can see the full list of nominations for each category by clicking on the links on the awards website.

There are some particularly hotly contested categories this year. Our new category – IT Twitter user of the year – is leading the way with 30 nominations for those whose succinct 140-character posts are highly rated.

IT professional male and female bloggers of the year categories are also proving popular. IT professional male includes last year’s winner Steve Clayton’s Geek in Disguise blog, BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones’s blog and Tim Anderson’s IT Writing blog.

The IT professional female category is also fiercely contested, with a number of nominations going to Kate Craig-Wood’s Kate’s Comment, Elizabeth Harrin’s A girl’s guide to project management and Sarah Blow’s Flirting with the future.

The corporate and large company blog category sees publishing heavyweights such as the Guardian’s PDA blog, the Telegraph’s technology blogs and TechCrunch pitted against the likes of web companies Google and Twitter, which should make for some interesting voting.

IT security is another keenly contested category, with some big hitters in the field receiving nominations, such as Bruce Schneier for his Schneier on Security blog, Graham Cluley’s blog and last year’s winner Guy Bunker’s View from the Bunker.

There are 11 categories in this year’s awards:

Awards ceremony

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to celebrate our 2009 Blog Awards at an awards ceremony at London’s exclusive Shoreditch House on 25 November 2009, where the winners will be announced. The winners will also be published in Computer Weekly, 1 December edition.

What happens next

27 October Nominations close

2 November Shortlist announced. Public voting opens

20 November Voting closes

25 November Awards event at Shoreditch House

1 December Winners published in Computer Weekly

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