| November 9, 2011 | 10:31am
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Way back in September, we put out a nomination call for this year's Westword Denver #WebAwards.
After much scrutinizing of those nominations, and with input from staff and a few trusted contributors, we're ready to announce the finalists for this year's #WebAwards.
They're on view below.
We'll announce the winners at an open-to-the-public party on Wednesday, November 16 (a week from tonight) at Casselman's. The details on this party -- which, from what the marketing department tells us, will be "next level" -- are on this handy page. (Sorry, kids, but it's 21 and over. You'll have to stay home and update your Tumblr with more GIFs.)
2011 Judges: Jenny An, Melanie Asmar, Britt Chester, Nick Lucchesi and Kelsey Whipple; with assistance from Dave Herrera, Ru Johnson, Lori Midson, Jonathan Shikes, Laura Shunk and Westword staff and contributors.
Presented by:Sports Blog - All Buffs - Denver Stiffs - Mile High Report - The Ralphie Report - South Stands Denver
Political Blog - Denver Post's The Spot - ColoradoPols - Squarestate - Colorado Peak Politics - People's Press Collective
Activist Blogger - Denver Relief Dispensary Blog - Denver Anarchist Black Cross - Darren Lyman (FighWithFood.org) - Queerradical.com - New Era News
Best Locally Built Phone App of the Year - EpicMix Ski Application - Forkly - R-U-Buzzed? - Stage Pass - Time Bomb Deals
Use of Social Media by Medical Marijuana Dispensary or Activist - Colorado Dispensary Services - The Clinic Alternative Medicine - Denver Relief - LoDo Wellness - The Releaf Center
Local Athlete on Twitter - @TimTebow - @matt9duchene - @eddieroyal19 - @Arron_Afflalo - @TJGaliardi
Denver's Best Twitter User - @TimTebow - @GreatDivideBrew - @Smotus - @ProgressNowCO - @Lynn_Bartels
Boulder's Best Twitter User - @downtownboulder - @RalphieReport - @boulderrunner - @Bits4You - @PivotGuild
Westword.com Commenter - Mantonat - GFTW - Donkey Hotay - High Country Caregiver - Robert Chase
Social Media Use by Public Service - @DenverPolice - @DenverCityJobs - Denver Elections on Facebook - @DenverRecycles - @Denver Parks and Rec on YouTube
Best Podcast - Colorado Matters - Denver Diatribe - Denver Broncoscast - Denver Comedy Co-op - South Stands Denver
Journalist on Twitter - @TroyRenck, Denver Post Rockies beat reporter - @ADater, Denver Post Avs beat reporter - @EliStokols, FOX31 political reporter - @Lynn_Bartels, Denver Post political reporter - @SusieWargin, 9News sports reporter
PR Flack on Twitter - @DenverPolice by Lt. Matt Murray - @GmMerritt, "Consultant. Writer. Reformed reporter" - @DenverMuseumNS, Denver Museum of Nature and Science - @FlyFrontier, Frontier Airlines - @ColoradoDOT, Colorado Department of Transportation
Civic Phone App - B-cycle - Visit Denver - Official Visitors Guide to Denver, CO - Denver Daytrips - TransitGuru's Denver RTD - Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Sports Team Twitter - @JohnElway - @ColoradoRapids - @Avalanche - @Rockies - @CUBuffs
Social or Political Campaign - Occupy Denver - The Thunderdome - No on 300 - Progress Now Colorado - Harm Reduction Action Center
Sports Phone App - Epic Mix by Vail Resorts - Ski & Snow Report (Mountain News Corp) owned by Vail - Boulder County Trails - Denver Browns Baseball - Predominantly Orange
Most Viral Local Video of the Year - CSU's Ram's Pointe pool party videos - Phish show parking lot fight - Greeley's Josh Mullin unknowingly proposes to girlfriend on live TV - Southwest pilot's rant about "homosexuals" and "grannies" - Moose vs. snowmobiler - Anus testimony before the Colorado State Senate - Bro narrates snow storm
Music, Food & Drink and Arts Finalists are on Page 2.
Presented by Westword music blog Backbeat
Music Blog - This Song is Sick - Beatport - Slicing Up Eyeballs - Tome to the Weather Machine - Twisted Spork
MC on Twitter - @mynameisyonnas - @manerok - @isisspeaks
Nightclub on Facebook - Chloe -
- 24K - Suite 200
Best Shameless Self-Promoter - Peter Black - Sole - Pictureplane - Michael Trundle of Lipgloss - John Common
YouTube Music Video - CobraConda - "BBHM$" - Total Ghost - "Space Station" - The Foodchain - "Yes Indeed (G Girl)" - Yo Soy Sauce - "Juke Box" - The Morning Clouds - "A Walk Home"
DJ/Producer on Twitter - @Tommy_Michael - @Boyhollow - @DJChonz - @DJMusaWorldwide - @KDJAbove - @MichalMenert
Locally Built Music Phone App - Stage Pass - Cleartune
Presented by Westword food blog Cafe Society
Booze Blogger - Denver Off The Wagon - Denver Post Drink Report - Creative Culinary's Happy Hour Friday - DenverFrank - Fermentarium
Food Blogger - Big World, Small Kitchen - Indie Eats - Denver On A Spit - The Denver Dish - Christopher Cina
Restaurant Website - Rioja - Vesta Dipping Grill - Bones - TAG - Coohills
Eater on Twitter - @Denveater
- @IndieEats - @sarah_gore
Food Truck on Twitter - @DenverBiscuitCo - @CakeCrumbsTruck - @SteubensTruck - @quieroarepas - @TheSteaminDemon
Bartender on Twitter - @JLeeBlackbelly - @SeanKenyon - @BryanDColorado - @UnBoulevardier - @MikeHendersonCO
Locally Built Food App - Forkly - Mocapay - Gabby Gourmet - Colorado Beer Tour - Time Bomb Deals
Presented by Westword arts blog Show and Tell
Sex Blogger - Eveybird: A Voyeur on Display - The Redheaded Slut - Shanna Katz - Mistress Saskia - Black Empress
Arts Blogger - Unseen Denver - The Denver Egotist - 12 Questions - John Moore of the Denver Post - The Public Works
Artist on Twitter - @DenverArt - @MissIllustrator - @VagTalk - @DenverArtMuseum - @Trypnotik
Flickr Pool - Tanner Spendley - Uncommon Photography - Jeffrey Beall - Denver at Night - Denver Street Photography
Web Photo of the Year - High Altitude Planking - Tanner Spendley, Occupy Denver - Snow in Denver - 420 in Boulder - Zombie at Tiffany's
TV/Radio Personality on Twitter or Facebook - @ChrisParente - @KyleClark - @DavidSirota - @MikeHooker1 - @VicLombardi
Biggest Foursquare Addict - Penny Parker - Tim Jackson - Rockstar Aaron - Danny Newman
Photo phone app - 360 Panorama - Forkly - Boulder County Trails - Rama - Boulder in Ultra HD
Remember to RSVP to the Web Awards on Facebook
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