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Voting in this year’s Brass Crescent Awards is now underway, after a few months’ delay. Here’s the explanation from the official site:

We would like to sincerely apologize for the delay in this year’s voting. The reason for the delay was that we did not have sufficient blogsphere nominations as we needed, which can be reflected in the fewer categories available for voting this year. Consolidating the categories required some careful thought in order to stay as fair as possible to our nominees.

In truth, the number of nominations has been dropping for several years, as the nature of online conversations has shifted away from the blogsphere and towards social media. The Brass Crescent Awards are over a decade old, and we are striving to ensure that they remain as relevant for the decade ahead.

To that end, we would like to solicit your thoughts, on what changes we can make to help improve these Awards and make sure we remain effective in our goal of promoting the voice of Muslims online, in whatever medium they choose to express themselves. Bear with us and please let us know what you think – there is an additional spot for you to write whatever comments and thoughts you may have on how the Awards should evolve, right below the voting for each category below.

Thank you for making the Awards every year such a success. With your help, we will make sure that the Brass Crescent Awards remain a success in the years to come.

As mentioned, the categories have been condensed – they are:

  • BEST BLOG
  • BEST MEDIA STREAM
  • BEST FEMALE BLOGGER
  • BEST NEW BLOG
  • BEST TWITTER FEED (HASHTAG EDITION)

Vote now in each of the categories at BrassCrescent.org! In addition, there is also a field for you to leave your own comments about the future of the Awards. Make your voice heard!

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