Meet the 2012 Denver #WebAwards finalists

It's time for the 2012 edition of Westword's Denver Web Awards, our annual celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. Back at the end of September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects and voices, and a team of Westword staffers and contributors has spent the intervening weeks whittling your suggestions down to our final entries across categories featuring news, arts, food and music. Continue reading to see this year's Denver Web Awards finalists.

We'll announce the winners at a party on Thursday at RedLine. For more about the party, visit our Web Awards site: The night features music from Calder's Revolvers and a series of swag from sponsors, including Odell Brewing Co. and Colorado Cider. (Sorry, kids, but it's 21 and over -- and invitation only. For details on how to get in, visit our Facebook page on Thursday.)

And now, here are the finalists:

Meet the 2012 Denver #WebAwards finalists

Best Sports Blog

Denver Stiffs

Mile High Report

Predominantly Orange

Purple Row

Roundball Mining Company

Best Political Blog

Denver Post's The Spot

Best Activist or Advocate Blog

American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

American Friends Service Committee

Denver Relief

New Era Colorado

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

Best Marijuana Dispensary or Activist on Social Media

Denver Relief

Essential Extracts


Kathleen Chippi

Native Roots Apothecary

Best Athlete on Social Media

Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies

Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets

Missy Franklin, Olympic swimmer

Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

Best Politician on Social Media

Albus Brooks

Rhonda Fields

John Hickenlooper

Rick Palacio

Mark Udall

Best Denver Twitter Account


Connect Colorado

Denver Center For the Performing Arts

RiNo Art District


Best Boulder Twitter Account

Boulder Book Store

Boulder Parking

The Fresh Ideas Group

Ralphie Report

303 Cycling

Best Westword Commenter

Dave Barnes

Denver Dave

Donkey Hotay


Robert Chase

Best Public Service on Social Media

Denver Police Department

Denver Water

Denver Department of Public Works

Denver Elections


Best Podcast

Colorado Sports Guys

Danger Radio

The Denver Diatribe

These Things Matter

The Too Much Funcast

Best Journalist on Twitter

Lynn Bartels, Denver Post

Kyle Clark, 9News

John Ingold, Denver Post

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press

Megan Verlee, CPR

Best PR Flack on Twitter

Laura Chapin, Democratic PR

Rob McCallum, Colorado Judicial

Casimir Spencer, 18th Judicial District 

Jeremy Story, Dovetail Solutions

Ellie Wallace, Colorado RNC

Best Fake Twitter Account

Fake Bruce Benson

Fake Dan O'Dowd

Fake Denver Post

Not Scott Gessler

Best Civic Phone App

Visit Denver


My Fair Election

Now, We Ride


Best Sports Team on Twitter

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rockies

Denver Athletics

Denver Broncos

Denver Nuggets

Best Social or Political Campaign

Denver Anarchist Black Cross

Denver Fair Food

Occupy Denver

Plants & Animals Vegan Advocacy

Waylon Lewis

Best Sports Phone App

Denver Browns Baseball

EpicMix Ski Application

Mile High Sports Radio

Predominantly Orange

Ski & Snow Report

Most Viral Video

"Denver," by TJ Miller

"LadyLuck," by Petals of Spain

"Juke Box" by Yo Soy Sauce

"Shit Girls From Denver Say," by erinstreets1

Best Music Blog

Concerted Effort

Grimey Gatsby


Best MC on Social Media

Bianca Mikahn

Isis Speaks

Spencer Foreman

Wheelchair Sports Camp


Best Band on Social Media

Bonnie and the Beard

In the Whale

Magic Cyclops


Wheelchair Sports Camp

Best Nightclub on Social Media

Beta Nightclub

Club Vinyl

Funky Buddha



Best Shameless Self-Promoter

The Chain Gang of 1974


Mane Rok

Rockstar Aaron

Best Music Video

"Reach Out My Hand," by Bad Weather California

"The Fallout," by The Epilogues

"Glitter Party," by Sauna  

"Fire," by Tollund Men

"Where We All Live," by Wheelchair Sports Camp

Best DJ or Producer on Social Media

Dirt Monkey

DJ Ear Attent

DJ Ishe

Ben Samples

Jerod Sarlo

Best Booze Blog

Brewtally Insane

Colorado Wino

Denver off the Wagon

Fermentedly Challenged

Best Food Blog

Best Restaurant Website


Euclid Hall

Sushi Den


Vesta Dipping Grill

Best Eater on Twitter




Mo Smith

Sarah Gore

Best Food Truck on Twitter



Manna From Heaven


Quiero Arepas

Best Bartender on Social Media

Kevin Burke

Ryan Conklin

Matty Durgin

James Lee

Best Food App

BrewTour CO

Chipotle app


Best Sex Blog

Black Empress

Center for Sex Positive Culture

Mistress Saskia

The Redheaded Slut

Shanna Katz

Best Arts Blog

Change the Thought

Colorado Creates

Donnybrook Writing Academy

Theresa Anderson Art

12 Questions

Best Fashion Blog

The Chloe Conspiracy

Denver Fashion Beat

Fashion Denver

Fashion Folio

Lucky Star Fashion

Best Artist on Social Media

Elisa Gabbert

Mario Zoots

MCA Denver

Sam Spina

Suzi Q. Smith

Best Instagram Account






Best Web Photo

"Bear Falls Out of a Tree at CU," by Andy Duann

"Denver Skyline From Red Rocks," by Max Badham

"Obama at The Sink," by Madalyn Starkey

"Porch on Fire," by awsumist on Instagram

"Wide-eyed Chipotle Worker and Romney," by Associated Press

Best TV or Radio Personality on Social Media

Cassidy Bednark

Vic Lombardi

Chris Parente

David Sirota

Tony V.

Best Film Blog

Boulder International Film Series

Dave on Film

Denver Post's Diary of a Mad Moviegoer

Mile High Cinema

Shoot Colorado

Best LGBTQ Blog

The Denver Element

Joe. My. God.

Mile High Gay Guy

One Colorado


Best Comedian on Social Media

Adam Cayton-Holland

Chris Charpentier

Chella Negro

Sam Tallent

Mara Wiles

Best Hashtag






Best Local Meme

Amendment 64

CU-Boulder bear


Peyton Manning victory

Tim Tebow

Best Tumblr

Because Denver Isn't Gay Enough

Denver Is Strange

Fuck Yeah Colorado

Just Colorado Things

You Know You're From Colorado When

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