Collecting Nominations for the 2018 Brodie Awards!!

2018-Brodies-200px The nomination process for X-Mormon of the Year is underway — please be sure to get in your nominations before next weekend when the voting begins.

Now, it’s also time to start on the Brodie Awards!! The Brodie Awards are a fun little yearly activity intended to give some extra recognition and signal boost to the best LDS-interest content published/posted during the past year. This is your opportunity to review your favorite pieces, find out about great works you may have missed, and even promote your own work!

As usual, I will start by posting a list of suggested categories (from last year), but the precise list of award categories depends on your suggestions. Please feel free to browse the sidebar for ideas on award categories we’ve used in the past for ideas. Below the suggested categories, I will post the nomination guidelines.

Year-long awards for people and groups:

  • Best New Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best Humor/Satire Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best Mormon History Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best LDS-Church-Info Site
  • Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum
  • Best Exmormon Reddit Contributor

Awards for Individual Works:

  • Best LDS-Interest Book (Fiction)
  • Best LDS-Interest Book (non-fiction)
  • Best LDS-Interest Song
  • Best Poem
  • Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image
  • Best Post Title
  • Funniest Humor Piece
  • Funniest Parody
  • Best Metaphor/Analogy/Allegory
  • Best From the Pulpit Sermon
  • Most Poignant Personal Story
  • Best Exit Story
  • Best Life Journey Piece
  • Best Activist/Activtist Movement Within Mormonism
  • Best Leak or Personal Recording
  • Best LDS Church Watch Piece
  • Best Response to Apologetics
  • Best LDS-Culture Piece
  • Best History Piece
  • Best Scripture Study Piece
  • Best Discussion on Parenting
  • Best Discussion on Orientation
  • Best Best Discussion on Gender
  • Best Discussion on Race
  • Most Insightful Commentary on the CoJCoL-dS
  • Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion
  • Best Podcast Episode
  • Best Short Media Presentation
  • Best Book Review

And here are the nomination guidelines:

  • Please nominate as many people, books, blogs, sites, podcasts, songs, articles, images, etc. as you want. However, please do not nominate more than two individual works by any one author/artist.
  • You are encouraged to nominate your own works. No one knows better than you do which pieces were your best. No more than two, though.
  • Please nominate works that first appeared during 2018.
  • Please try to nominate people and works that have some connection with Mormonism (eg. either the work touches on Mormonism, or the author is a current or former Mormon and/or is an active participant in our community).
  • A category must have at least three nominations in order to be included in the voting and awards phase.
  • You may suggest your own categories — however please do it as early as possible in the nominations process, to give others plenty of time to add nominations in your proposed categories.
  • Any other proposed changes to the categories or to the guidelines are welcome — feel free to discuss it in the comments.
  • The nominations will be open until mid-January, 2019, depending on my schedule. I will finalize the dates and categories and add my own nominations a few days before the nominations close and voting begins.

How to nominate: Just post your nominations as comment to this thread, but please include links to the works you nominate. If your nomination comment ends up in the spam filter, please email me (chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com) and I will fish it out.

I can’t wait to review all of the best works from 2018!!!

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81 thoughts on “Collecting Nominations for the 2018 Brodie Awards!!

  1. Come on you gotta give it to Russ Nelson. Endless actions that backfired, starting with unjust public hangings, endless reactionary administrative decisions, plus he literally made all members ex mormons, due to banning that term for the church.

  2. Best New Blog/Channel/Podcast – Invisible Cubit

    Best Activist/Activtist Movement Within Mormonism: Protect LDS Children

    Best Exmormon Reddit Contributor: FaithfulTBM

    Best Podcast Episode – Mormon Stories; 984-985: Truth Seeking with Hans and Birgitta Mattsson

    Best Leak: McKenna Denson / Joe Bishop

    Best Discussion on Race – Fake church apology before NCAA meeting; by Jonathan Streeter

    Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image: any images by u/CosmoMormonMagazine

  3. Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image: Mormon Deadpool images

    Best Discussion on Race – Fake church apology before NCAA meeting; by Jonathan Streeter

    Best Activist/Activtist Movement Within Mormonism: Protect LDS Children

    Best LDS-Interest Song: Temple Changes

    Funniest Humor Piece: Mormon Jesus Infomercial by Zelph on the Shelf

  4. Best Leak: Lou Midgley for claiming Packer urged the 2012 John Dehlin hit piece and that members of the (once top secret) Strengthening the Members Committee had reviewed it…. all before Peterson was fired by email after GA involvement.

  5. And I think James Patterson deserves a nomination for having the guts to prove that John Dehlin uses NDAs through his post at Rational Faiths.

    So, for a category I don’t see, Best Blog Post: A Signed Open Letter to John Dehlin and the OSF

    “There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

  6. Thanks for all the fantastic nominations — keep ’em coming! 😀

    Here’s the link to the r/exmormon thread (for my own reference, in case people post nominations there).

  7. I’d like to propose a category for the Brodies: Best op-ed/essay about Mormonism

    And I’d like to nominate two of my op-eds which appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune in 2018.

    “Teetotalers for Legal Marijuana,” Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Sept 2018

    “Our Nazi Who Art in Heaven,” Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Dec 2018

  8. Best leak: McKenna Denson and Joseph Bishop

    Best discussion on orientation: Latter-Day Glory documentary

    Best from the pulpit sermon: Thomas Shaffer for Protect Lds Children

    Best Lds interest image: Deadpool Jesus

    Best activist movement: Protect Lds Children

  9. I’d like to see blog/channel/podcast all broken up into their own categories. There are so many options, and each of these mediums are very different. And I’d like to explore more nominations in each of these categories!!

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