The Black Weblog Awards was founded in 2005 to give recognition to Black bloggers (and those of the African diaspora) which were largely overlooked by other Internet award events online. What started out as a barely-known event has now grown into an international showcase. With participants from over 90 countries, the Black Weblog Awards stands out as one of the most widespread Internet award events for Black bloggers.

To date, the Black Weblog Awards has recognized nearly 180 blogs in over 30 categories. The Awards has also been featured in several mainstream and online media outlets, including NPR, CNN, and others. Winners of the Black Weblog Awards have also went on to appear in other media outlets, like MSNBC, the Huffington Post, BET, and many others.

From 2005-2008, the nomination period went from August 1-15, with finalist voting from August 16-31, and winners announced on the first Friday in September. In 2009, due to overwhelming demand, they changed the nomination period to include the months of June and July, and reserved the entire month of August for finalist voting. In 2010, nominations ran from June 1 – July 25; voting happened throughout August, and the winners were announced on September 1.

2010 Award Winners We Love
Best Blog Design – Judges’ Vote: Mostbeautifullest
Best Blog Network – Judges’ Vote: theFreshXpress Blog Network
Best Business Blog – Judges’ Vote: kiss my black ads
Best Group Blog – Popular & Judges’ Vote: Very Smart Brothas
Best Health or Wellness Blog – Popular & Judges’ Vote: A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss
Best Microblog – Judges’ Vote: The Smithian
Best Music Blog – Popular & Judges’ Vote: SoulBounce
Best Parenting or Family Blog –  Judges’ Vote: African American Dad
Best Personal Blog – Judges’ Vote: Sassy Wife Chronicles
Best Podcast Series – Judges’ Vote: Friday Favecast
Best Political or News Blog Judges’ Vote: Black Snob
Best Sex or Relationships Blog – Popular Vote: Until I Get Married
Best Sex or Relationships Blog – Judges’ Vote: The Relationship Playbook
Best Teen Blog – Judges’ Vote: DamierDesigns MMX
Best Writing in a Blog – Judges’ Vote: Uptown Notes

Read all award winners HERE.