Phil Plait points our (A new blog prize: the Quarks!) that science blogs have been under-represented in annual blog awards. So he is welcoming the announcement from 3 Quarks Daily of four annual blog prizes. They are for Science, Arts & Literature , Politics and Philosophy.
Science is to be the first – to be announced June 21 with nominations of blog posts by Midnight (NYC time) June 1. The first place award ‘will be called the “Top Quark,” and will include a cash prize of one thousand dollars; the second place prize, the “Charm Quark,” will include a cash prize of three hundred dollars; and the third place winner will get the honor of winning the “Strange Quark,” along with two hundred dollars.”‘
There are a number of NZ science blogs now who should consider nominating a post (e.g. simon.net.nz, Science Media Centre Blog, Physics Stop, Henry, Cr!key Creek, Hot Topic, Bioblog and I apologise for those I have missed). I guess chances are remote alongside the high ranking US science blogs. But you never know. The nomination process itself may bring a bit of traffic and let people know that we have such blogs in New Zealand.