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:

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 Leafly 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

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