Collecting nominations for the 2016 Brodie Awards!!!

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As you may recall, 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, 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. (Also note, the nominations for William Law X-Mormon of the Year 2016 are still open until Thursday, December 29, 2016).

Year-long awards for people and groups:

  • Best New Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best Humor/Satire Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best Overall LDS-interest Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum
  • Best faithful-perspective Mormon Blog

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 Mormon-Themed Meme
  • Most fantastic r/mormon AMA
  • Best Post Title
  • Funniest Humor Piece
  • Best Parody/Metaphor/Analogy
  • Most Poignant Personal Story
  • Best Exit Story
  • Best Original Research Regarding Mormonism
  • Best LDS Church Watch Piece
  • Best Response to Apologetics
  • Most Interesting Interfaith Interaction
  • Best History Piece
  • Best Scripture Study Piece
  • Most Insightful Commentary on the CoJCoL-dS
  • Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion
  • Best Review
  • Best Recipe

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 2016.
  • 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 approximately January 12, 2017, 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 2016!!!

chanson

C. L. Hanson is the friendly American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! See "letters from a broad" and the novel ExMormon for further adventures!!

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31 Responses

  1. Thanks for doing this. It’s always fun to see what gets nominated and what wins. I’d like to nominate my book (fiction), “Invasion of the Spirit Snatchers,” about a group of Mormons telling stories during the Apocalypse as they wait for the Second Coming.

  2. 4blockhead says:

    Best From the Pulpit Sermon: Seth Bryant, May 25

    Best From the Pulpit Sermon: Stephen Veazey, June 13

    Best From the Pulpit Sermon: Tad Callister

  3. Hennessy Mathews says:

    Year-long awards for people and groups:

    Best New Blog/Channel/Podcast – MORMON DISCUSSION PODCAST
    Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum – REDDIT EXMORMON
    Best faithful-perspective Mormon Blog – THECHURCHISTRUE – RANDALL BOWEN

    Awards for Individual Works:

    Best LDS-Interest Book (Non-fiction) – LEONARD ARRINGTON BIOGRAPHY – PRINCE

    Best Post Title – DOMINANT NARRATIVE IS NOT TRUE – MORMONDISCUSSION
    Best Response to Apologetics – DOMINANT NARRATIVE IS NOT TRUE – MORMONDISCUSSION
    Best History Piece – ADAM GOD SUBTERFUGE MORMON DISCUSSION PODCAST
    Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion – GREG PRINCE ON ‘A THOUGHTFUL FAITH’

  4. Maggie says:

    Best Parody – Brother Jake “Brother Joseph”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFGt9WgfKvM

    Best LDS Interest Song
    Tyler Glenn, “Midnight”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YndjHzCkxGg

    Funniest Humor Piece – Zelph on a Shelf – “8 Sure Signs of Apsotasy”
    http://zelphontheshelf.com/8-sure-signs-of-apostasy/

    Best Scripture Study Forum “My Book of Mormon Podcast”

    Most Poignant Personal Story: Naked Mormonism Podcast – “CC – Norma”
    http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episodes.html (it’s right after episode 41)

    Best History Piece – Mark Hoffman Series on Naked Mormonism Podcast (after Spec Ed 28)

  5. chanson says:

    Thanks for the nominations!!

    But… everyone, please include links to the works you are nominating, otherwise it is difficult for me to find them. If your nomination comment ends up in the spam filter for having too many links, please email me (chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com) and I will fish it out.

  6. MARCUS says:

    Best New Podcast: CELESTIAL SEX

  7. I’d like to nominate one of my own pieces:

    Best Original Research Regarding Mormonism – Analysis of membership statistics at fullerconsideration.com – http://www.fullerconsideration.com/membershipmethodology.php

  8. Alex says:

    •Best New Blog/Channel/Podcast – Behind the Veil Part 2 – NewNameNoah
    •Best Humor/Satire Blog/Channel/Podcast – Brother Jake, youtube
    •Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum – Reddit : /r/exmormon

    Best LDS-Interest Song – Trash, Tyler Glenn
    •Best Parody/Metaphor/Analogy – seer stone is like an iPhone
    •Best Exit Story – Tyler Glenn

  9. Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image: “The Lost 116 Pages: How It Should Have Ended” by IndieMormon.com – http://indiemormon.com/2016/01/18/lost-116-how-it-should-have-ended/

  10. chanson says:

    Awesome opening! Please keep ’em coming!

    Hennessy Mathews and Alex — can you provide the links for those? I can probably find most of those by googling, but for others it would be really helpful to have the links.

  11. Best Mormon-themed Meme: “Where Will You Go?” by IndieMormon.com – http://indiemormon.com/2016/10/09/where-will-you-go-artistic-edition/

  12. chanson says:

    BTW, here’s the reddit thread where nominations are being collected.

  13. 4blockhead says:

    Best LDS-Interest Book (Non-fiction): Administrative Records, Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846 from the Joseph Smith Papers Project

    Best LDS-Interest Book (Non-fiction): Glorious in Persecution…Joseph Smith by Martha S. Bradley-Evans

    Best LDS-Interest Book (Non-fiction): William B. Smith…in the shadow of the prophet by Kyle R. Walker

  14. 4blockhead says:

    Best LDS-Interest Book (Non-fiction): Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History by Gregory A. Prince

  15. 4blockhead says:

    Best leak or personal recording: The excommunication of Jeremy Runnells by Jeremy Runnells

    Best leak or personal recording: Leaked conversation with the brethren and former Oregon Senator, Gordon Smith by anonymous via Ryan McKnight

    Best leak or personal recording: Apostle Rasband gives fireside advice to the youth by anonymous

  16. Sam Young says:

    Best Original Research Regarding Mormonism – Analysis of membership statistics at fullerconsideration.com – http://www.fullerconsideration.com/membershipmethodology.php

    Best Podcast Episode: Bill Reel Mormon Discussions #244 Why They Leave
    http://www.mormondiscussionpodcast.org/2016/12/premium-why-they-leave/

  17. 4blockhead says:

    Most Insightful Commentary on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: After being excommunicated, Amy Malouf compares the church to a nicely wrapped present; it may be beautiful on the outside, but there are nasty surprises hiding inside.

    Best Comic or Image: Pat Bagley: on reporting rape at BYU

  18. chanson says:

    Thanks to everyone who is taking the time to find all these great works that deserve more recognition!

  19. Julie says:

    Best church watch piece:
    http://zelphontheshelf.com/religious-freedom-and-utah-theocracy/

    Best Title:
    Joseph’s Technicolor Dream-Stone

  20. Julie says:

    Oops!

    Joseph’s Technicolor Dream-stone
    Naked Mormonism Podcast

  21. Paul Sabert says:

    Best Mormon Themed Meme

    happy_apostate

    http://m.imgur.com/X6QjNKL

  22. Paul Sabert says:

    Best LDS Comic

    happy_apostate
    http://m.imgur.com/VEVFKuY

  23. Lou says:

    Best new blog- https://mormoncensorship.com

    Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum – REDDIT EXMORMON

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