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 Scripture Study Blog/Channel/Podcast
- Best Mormon History Blog/Channel/Podcast
- Best LDS-Church-Info Site
- Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum
- Best Exmormon Reddit Contributor
- Best faithful-perspective Mormon Blog
Awards for Individual Works:
- Best LDS-Interest Book (Fiction)
- Best LDS-Interest Book (General non-fiction)
- Best LDS-Interest Book (Narrative non-fiction)
- Best LDS-Interest Song
- Best Poem
- Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image
- Best Mormon-Themed Meme
- 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 Original Research Regarding 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
- Most Insightful Commentary on the CoJCoL-dS
- Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion
- Best Podcast Episode
- Best Short Media Presentation
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 2017.
- 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, 2018, 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 2017!!!