Jamaica’s Top Blogs
Above: Kingston (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
From a regular look at beauty and fashion in Jamaica, to cutting-edge commentary on Jamaican politics, Jamaica’s top bloggers took were honoured this weekend in the Jamaica Blog Awards.
It was the third iteration of the awards, which were founded by Corve DaCosta in 2010.
The process included five stages from a nomination period, screening of finalists and a final vote from Jan. 7 to Jan. 14. The latter was a weighting of judging and online voting.
Kimroy Bailey, who writes an eponymous blog at www.kimroybailey.com, was named Jamaica’s Blogger of the Year.
The other winners are as follows:
Best Music Blog – 13th Street Promotions
Best Technology Blog – Geezam
Best Beauty and Fashion Blog – Natalia oh!
Best Photography Art Blog – Cultural Voice
Best Company and Business Blog – Hummingbird Hall Wedding Blog
Best Lifestyle Blog – Maximize My Life
Best News and Current Affairs Blog – Veritas
Best Personal Blog – Kimroy Baily
Best Entertainment Blog – 13th Street Promotions
Best Overseas Jamaican Blog – Chef and Steward
Top Blog Post for 2012 – 100% Renewable Jamaica (Kimroy Bailey)
Best Twitter Micro Blogger -Jomarie Malcolm
Best Tumblr Blog – Lace and Zippers
Best Writing on a Blog – Negril Stories
Best New Blog – Just Hitched Now What
Best Video Blog – The Duke Powell Show
Best Jamaican Focused Blog – Petchary’s Blog
#HASHCON2012 Contest Winner – She Rose by Lace and Zippers
Personal Achievement Awards for Excellence in Blogging in Jamaica – Kirk Brown from Jamaipanese