First Latin-American Blog Contest

Atina Chile(ES), a social action movement that promotes blogging in Chile, organize the blog contest “Atina Blog Awards”(ES). Anyone could inscribe, the only barrier was that they be written in Spanish. The categories include, Politics, Science and Technology, Design, Journalism, Arst and Culture, personal and Group Blog and special mention. Bloggers have had the chance to vote for the competing blogs during the last five months. Now, each category has 10 semi-finalists. The jury will choose the best ones from these lists.

The panels of judges are well known bloggers. From Mexico, Eduardo Arcos (ES) from Uruguay Walter Kobylanski (ES), from Argentina Mariano Amartino (ES), from Spain Ignacio Escolar (ES) and from Chile Fernando Flores (ES) and Leo Prieto (ES).

“Periodismo Global”, a semifinalist blog in the journalism category said “to have been selected as a semifinalist in this contest, the first one in latinamerica, where more than 1200 blogs have participated, fills me with satisfaction.”

About this contest, “Casto y Gay” (ES) posts that “this contest made me think about the limits of qualifying, that is how your blog is limited by the categories of personal, political, or arts and culture..” The author also made some criticisms about the semifinalist blogs.
“Mangas Verdes” (ES) posts ” They have published the semifinalist blogs of the Atina Blog Awards, the best thing is that there are blogs I didn't know about.”

The jury will decide the final results the 30 of April.

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