Nominations are open for the 2013 weblog awards


It is that time again, and after winning this two years in a row, can WUWT make it to “Hall of Fame” status by winning it a third year? Hard to say, but if we do, that will put us out of the running forever, since we cannot ever win the science category again if WUWT wins three times.

I’m going to ask for reader help again this year, and it is easy for you to submit a nomination.

Last year you may recall, that skeptic blogs swept the competition worldwide. WUWT won the lifetime achievement award and these four skeptic blogs were also winners in their categories:


Tallbloke stands tall!

McIntyre – Oh Canada!

Ice cube survives in hell, film at 11…

And there was this:


1. This year, to participate in nomination, all you need to do is have a valid email address and visit the nomination page.

WUWT has been in the science category for the last two years.

2. Scroll down, fill in the name of the blog and the URL address,


add your nominations, and be sure to include other blogs you follow that you think will merit an award. Your ballot must contain at least three unique nominees in total. For example, for a single category:


Or that can be spread across categories.

3. Supply your email address in the form at the bottom.

4. Complete the captcha security words and submit.


5. You’ll get an email (be sure to check your spam filter if you don’t get it within about 5 minutes) with a link to click on, click it, and your nomination will be verified.

Thank you for your consideration, and good luck to everyone. May the best blog win! – Anthony

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January 2, 2013 2:37 pm

Are you saying that if WUWT wins this year then it cannot be considered ever again, but if it does NOT win then we are back to square one and could win for the next two years without penalty?
If the latter then we must vote for others this year and then vote for WUWT for the following two years, and so on until the exercise is no longer necessary, i.e. when the warmists have been defeated.
(Interesting that my spellchecker doesn’t like “warmists”.)
REPLY: No, once a blog wins a category 3 times it is excluded. – Anthony

January 2, 2013 2:42 pm


January 2, 2013 2:57 pm

Done! And keep it up Anthoy!
All the best from Holland!

January 2, 2013 3:08 pm

Done, and with pleasure!
Uh… when you say once a blog has won three times, it is excluded, does that mean excluded for one year or for evermore? Still, Hall of Fame is important and my vote is in.
Good luck to you, Anthony – not that luck has anything to do with it. Cheers! 🙂
[Reply: A blog can only win 3 times total. — mod.]

January 2, 2013 3:16 pm

Done, and I have voted “Skeptical Science” “Best religious blog”

Rick K
January 2, 2013 3:28 pm

Done, Anthony. It was an honor and a pleasure to do so! Keep up the marvelous work!!

January 2, 2013 3:34 pm

It’s a no-brainer really – even realclimate readers could pick the rightful winner on this one 😉

January 2, 2013 3:38 pm

Oh dear I voted SKS Most Humorous, well it makes me laugh…

January 2, 2013 3:41 pm

Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:

View from the Solent
January 2, 2013 3:44 pm

PapyJako says:
January 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm
Done, and I have voted “Skeptical Science” “Best religious blog”
I was thinking of ‘Humorous” for that one.

Luis Anastasía
January 2, 2013 3:45 pm

WUWT was my first choice, of course.
Thank you, Anthony, and all others that bring us such excellents articles and, as well so many interesting, amazing and funny comments.
My best wishes for you all from Uruguay.
(excuse me for my terrible written English. In fact, reading WUWT improve my vocabulary)
WUWT fue mi primera opción, por supuesto.
Gracias, Anthony, y todos los demás que nos traen tan excelentes artículos, tanto como tantos interesantes, asombrosos y divertidos comentarios.
Mis mejores deseos a todos ustedes desde Uruguay.

Richard Thal
January 2, 2013 3:51 pm

Done…the best as always

January 2, 2013 3:59 pm

Anthony, you can rely on my vote! Please, please, keep up the good work!!

Ken Sletten
January 2, 2013 4:42 pm

Done (just like last year). Good luck. . . .

January 2, 2013 4:43 pm

PapyJako now that is rather ‘naughty’ idea

Mario Lento
January 2, 2013 5:12 pm

I voted… WUWT as first of course, then tallbloke and Jonova

January 2, 2013 5:34 pm

Done once again for all of the above and added some of my own choosing. it’s the least all readers of WUWT can do.

January 2, 2013 5:37 pm

Here’s my votes:
– Science: WUWT
– Aussie: Jo Nova
– Religious: SkS

January 2, 2013 5:53 pm

Sooooo, let me get this right…………..
You can only win 3 times and your out?
WTH, could the Steelers or 49ers only win 3 Superbowl’s?
My simple question is “Why?”
“Why” do folks want to stifle and not perpetuate success?
Kinda like not keeping score any more?
There are winners and losers, no matter how you stack it up in the end.
My Vote is in
What ever you do, don’t search “Vote Obama Style” on youtube 🙂

January 2, 2013 6:05 pm

Done – but took 3 hours to get the confirmation email
Nonetheless, proud to add my support

January 2, 2013 6:09 pm

Done. Congrats on a great year Anthony. (and all posters) Keep up the good work!!

Lance Wallace
January 2, 2013 6:56 pm

Voted for Donna LaFramboise for best Canadian blog, just to recognize another great Canadian besides Mc & Mc…

Mario Lento
January 2, 2013 7:19 pm

After exactly 2 hours, I still have not received an email response to verify… but as I can read above, I should not expect anything within 3 hours 🙂
Here’s a quote from SKS of someone complaining, in true liberal fashion: I put in ( ) around the funny part but otherwise it’s cut and pasted from their science fiction pages…
“Skeptical Science has won an award for demolishing denier’s myths, (and if they changed the blogosphere voting system would undoubtedly beat the denier blog sites hands down).”

January 2, 2013 7:32 pm

Always glad to support the scientific method. By the way those of you using gmail accounts check your spam folder for the confirmation email. It got flagged as such for me.

Mario Lento
January 2, 2013 7:37 pm

TRM you were correct! gmail has a great spam filter and I rarely check… but this got through as spam… If you do not click on the link and see “Your ballot has been verified. Check back on Sunday, February 24 to vote for the winners!” Then your vote did not count!

William Ballinger
January 2, 2013 8:30 pm

Well, if you win for the third time, can we vote for you in another category next year?

Tom B.
January 2, 2013 9:12 pm

Done, and nominated Tamino for Most Humorous….

Tom B.
January 2, 2013 9:22 pm

And my confirmation was also in my spam folder……

Mike Jowsey
January 2, 2013 10:45 pm

Well, your 3 examples for Best Australian and New Zealand Weblog did not include a New Zealand Weblog. WUWT?

January 2, 2013 10:48 pm

Luis Anastasía said:
January 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm
excuse me for my terrible written English. In fact, reading WUWT improve my vocabulary
No apology necessary – you’re doing great Luis! 🙂
Submitted WUWT for best science blog.

January 2, 2013 11:05 pm

Anthony. After you’ve won the lifetime award, can you change the name of the blog ever so slightly and re-enter?
REPLY: No, that would be dishonest – Anthony

January 3, 2013 12:22 am

Done for the blog with pleasure

John Baltutis
January 3, 2013 12:25 am


January 3, 2013 12:26 am

Done! Let’s make it three in a row!

January 3, 2013 12:37 am

Too bad Twitter doesn’t have a Lifetime Twit Award or a Twit of the Year Award… I would surely nominate Michael Mann.

January 3, 2013 12:39 am

Who knows they may change that rule by next year. It really dose not make sense…

James Bull
January 3, 2013 12:58 am

Thank you
PapyJako says:
January 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm
You gave me a tea-keyboard-monitor-moment
and now to clean up.
James Bull

January 3, 2013 1:41 am


January 3, 2013 2:18 am

I voted for, firstly, WUWT and then Jonova, Andrew Bolt, and also Bishop Hill, Tallbloke, and the rest of the noble band. Most enjoyable was nominating “Skeptical Science” as the “Best religious blog”. I hope that it wins!

January 3, 2013 2:41 am

Working on it….
btw, has everyone heard: michael mann is attempting to recruit people to fight the ‘climate disinformation crowd’
(Yes, I know, this should go to tips and notes, will do)

January 3, 2013 7:12 am

Done. NB. The confirmation e-mail went straight into my spam folder.

January 3, 2013 8:42 am

Done. Voted WUWT, JoNova and Bishop Hill

anna v
January 3, 2013 9:51 am

done. Keep it up Anthony.
and a happy new year to all

Tim Clark
January 3, 2013 12:11 pm

wuwt, jonova climateaudit

January 3, 2013 9:58 pm

Any idea how long to wait for the email? Going on 24 hours now (pretty sure the exact same thing happened last year). I see a few people mentioning only a few hours wait so it seems strange (and just how long does it take to autosend an email anyway?).
P.S. What a great idea submitting SkS for religious blog! I wish I thought of that. If I have to fill this thing out again I am submitting RC, SkS and NASA for the religion category.

January 4, 2013 2:14 am

Voted! But have still to receive the confirmation email (after two days). wasn’t a problem last year so will try again – unless I get excluded as voting twice.
Best of luck AW.

January 4, 2013 7:20 pm

Anyone else still waiting for the confirmation email?
[Check your trash. — mod.]

January 4, 2013 10:49 pm

[Check your trash. — mod.]

Yeah I did, (the spam folder). That’s two full days now.
Can someone please post what the originating email address and subject line was for their confirmation email.

Steve Thatcher
January 5, 2013 2:57 am

Nominated and confirmation received in under a minute, check spam filter if not received. Now I just have to remember to vote after Feb 24th. Best of luck Anthony. Lots of people seem to think they’ve already voted so make sure there’s a reminder when voting starts.
Steve T

Steve Thatcher
January 5, 2013 3:03 am

Blade says:
January 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm
[Check your trash. — mod.]
Yeah I did, (the spam folder). That’s two full days now.
Can someone please post what the originating email address and subject line was for their confirmation email.
Weblog Awards
Thirteenth Annual Weblog Awards vote verification
Hope this helps.
Steve T

January 5, 2013 8:38 pm

I tried, but the Thirteenth Annual Weblog Awards page manager rejected all of my efforts!

Steve from Rockwood
January 6, 2013 6:13 am

I noticed top right an endorsement from Michael Mann “flashy (apparently widely distributed)”. If WUWT is good enough for Mann, it’s good enough for me. CA and Jo No too.

Steve from Rockwood
January 6, 2013 7:54 am

It took less than 2 hours for my confirmation email from:

January 6, 2013 11:18 pm

No confirmation yet.
Submitted, waited three days, no email.
Sent message to their site. No reply.
Resubmitted, now waiting over one day, and also sent another message to their site. Still waiting, less patiently.
Something is very screwy over there, and I remember something similar last year (or the year before).

Chuck Nolan
January 7, 2013 3:59 pm

I nominated Willis for Best Writing of a Weblog

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