Sunday, January 8, 2012

Art Of Ed. Announces Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest

Did you all see this? I'm passing along the information just in case you didn't yet. This is not me fishing for a nomination! There are so many blogs I could nominate so this will be tricky! Though Jessica did tell me on Twitter that we can nominate more than one. That should make it a little bit easier!

Please note that I copied this information from the Art of Education to help spread the word. To nominate a blog, you most comment on the original post at the Art of Education or by emailing with "My Favorite Blog" in the subject line.

From the Art of Education:

What’s your favorite Art Ed Blog? It’s time to open up nominations for our 1st Annual “Art Ed Blog of the Year” contest — the blogosphere’s only contest for exclusively honoring Art Education blogs. With so many great blogs out there, many who don’t get recognized, we thought it was about time!
We’re looking for your nomination for the Top Art Ed Blogs of the Year.  The winners will be promoted with a permanent space on the AOE Blog, be featured in the Blogging for Art Educators online class, get kudos in our Weekly Quick Tips Newsletter and will receive a special Award Badge to place on their website.
Please nominate of your favorite art education blog(s). Do so by posting your favorite blog in the ‘comments’ section at the Art of Education. You may also send your nomination in an email to with ‘My Favorite Blog’ in the subject line.
  • Be sure to include a link to the blog you’re nominating.
  • Be sure to include WHY you like the blog, what sets it apart.
  • You are welcome to nominate your own blog.
  • This blog, The Art of Education, is not eligible for nominations. Sorry!
  • Make your nomination by Sunday January, 15th.
Committee Consolidation 
After all nominations are made, the AOE committee will vote on and produce the finalists who will then qualify to be included in the vote for ‘Art Blog of the Year.’ Finalists will be selected based on the quality of their content, the frequency of their posts, reader involvement, etc.
On January 16th, the finalists will be posted here in a ballot format so that readers can vote on their favorite blog. Voting takes place between January 16th and 20th. Be sure to come back and vote!  Nominated blogs are welcome to share the ballot link with their own readership so there are as many voters represented as possible!
The top ten blogs will be selected by, of course, YOUR or votes! You will be notified if your blog is a winner. On January 21st, we’ll announce the winners and the top ten blogs will all receive a unique Award Badge which they can proudly post in the side column or other prominent location on their blog!
I think this will be a great way to honor some of the amazing Art Ed Blogs out there and help them gain the exposure they deserve!
We need your nominations to get started! Let the world know which blog you think is best!  Go ahead and enter your nomination right now in the comments section at the Art of Education and be sure to let your friends know about this contest through social media, email, and more!


  1. Deep Space Sparkle!!!

    One of my favorite art lessons for kids blogs! Anything from the masters to fun crafts. She sorts her lessons by technique, subject and grade. I love love love this blog.

  2. Art Projects for Kids

    Kathy Barbro has really nice step-by-step instructions for drawing. I also love her inexpensive murals. Awesome blog.

  3. I think I might have confused people since I just copied the information from the Art of Education. The nominations need to be posted there or emailed to Jessica. Bryssy, I went ahead and put your nominations on her blog and changed the wording so I don't confuse anyone else!