Today's note is about sponsors. You may notice that there are two listed, Blog World & New Media Expo and Wizbang. Those two sites are sponsors because I run the later and am helping out with the former. Neither of those are actual paying sponsors.
How does that relate to The Weblog Awards?
Well it means that, aside from customized site badges for winners, there aren't any "prizes" for winners or finalists. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as the contest is about fun and exposure for all of the participant as opposed to financial glory.
Of course we'd love to give all of the finalists and winners a bushel of prizes, but there's the small problem of the fact that we spend so much time prepping the awards and making sure things run properly we never seem to get around to trying to find prize sponsors.
I mention all of this because I've been contacted by a company about providing a prize for the winner of one specific category. I see no reason to reject a willing prize donor, so I'll finalize that deal on Tuesday.
Although it might be a little too late to make the offer, if you or your company want to sponsor an award for a category (or multiple categories) we're open to your proposals. If accepted we'll note your contribution of prizes on the applicable poll page and forward you the e-mail address of the winner(s).
If you're interested in sponsoring a prize for one or more categories, you can contact me at: sponsors at weblogwards dot org.