Best of Blogging Awards 2012-2013 Timeline Announced
Another application cycle has drawn to a close, and summer is already beginning to show itself through longer days and warmer nights. A good deal of clarity and news has been delivered to the MBA applicant and student blogging crowd: admissions decisions, full-time or summer internship job offers, and, of course, the announcement of our annual Best of Blogging Awards (also known as “the BoBs”)! For those unfamiliar with the awards, each year we make an effort to identify exceptional blogs maintained by MBA applicants and students. We do this for two reasons: to recognize the commitment and quality of the best applicant and student bloggers’ writing, and to identify valuable sources of information for the next round of applicants.
Here’s the timeline for this year’s awards, which will cover the 2012-2013 admissions/academic cycle:
Nominees Announced – Friday, May 10th
This year’s nominees will be announced tomorrow. Each year we begin by considering all featured bloggers from Fridays From The Frontline (bloggers are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org about adding a link if their sites are not currently included). Keeping in mind the relevance and frequency of posts, as well as the overall quality of their contributions to the MBA blogosphere, we pare the list of nominees down to a combined ten nominees. Once we determine the blogs to be considered, we will send BoB ballots out to each of the nominated bloggers, as well as let FFF readers know additional ways that they might cast their own vote.
Ballots Due – Friday, May 24th
Votes from the nominated bloggers, Clear Admit staff and our Fridays From The Frontlines readership will be due on Friday, May 24th. When the nominees are announced we will provide you with more information about the potential ways to share your vote with Clear Admit.
Rankings Revealed – Wednesday, May 29th
Once the votes are tallied, we will reveal the top three bloggers for the 2012-2013 season. Clear Admit will present prizes to the select few for their efforts and contributions to the community. Second and third place bloggers will receive $100 and $50 Amazon.com gift certificates respectively, and the top-ranked blogger will be given a $300 Amazon.com gift certificate.
That’s all for now – check back tomorrow for an announcement about this year’s BoB nominees! In the mean time, happy blogging…