Here are the categories for this years Vivis - the AOL J-Land Awards. Check out Patrick's Place for details...
JOURNAL OF THE YEAR
The top honor: a journal that stands out above all others in 2005.
LORD OF THE BLOG
Best U.S. Male Journal
LADY OF THE BLOG
Best U.S. Female Journal
DUKE OF THE BLOG
Best U.K. Male Journal
DUCHESS OF THE BLOG
Best U.K. Female Journal
MARQUIS/MARQUISE OF THE BLOG
NEW! Best Canadian Journal
BEST INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
NEW! Best Journal originating in countries other than U.S., U.K. and Canada
BEST USE OF GRAPHICS
Journal with most effective/creative use of original non-animated graphics.
BEST USE OF ANIMATION
Journal with most effective/creative use of original animated graphics.
BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Journal with most effective/creative use of original photography.
MOST HUMOROUS JOURNAL
Journal producing the most laughs among readers.
MOST EMOTIONAL JOURNAL
Journal producing the most distinct emotional response among readers, happy or sad. This is the journal that gives readers a real sense that they're reading something straight from the writer's heart.
MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING JOURNAL
Journal written in a way to inspire dialog and/or raise awareness about issues that might otherwise go unnoticed.
MOST OUTSPOKEN JOURNAL
Journal with powerful entries that tackle tough issues head-on. It's not about "masked vulgarities" or anything else that might make the TOS people raise an eyebrow: it's more about writing honestly without any fears of telling it like it is.
BEST USE OF ATTITUDE
Journal with creative and effective use of grandiose behavior.
MOST WELL-WRITTEN JOURNAL
Best use of grammar.
BEST FICTION/POETRY JOURNAL
Journal consisting of original fiction or poetry that stands out among the rest.
BEST INDIVIDUAL ENTRY OR SERIES OF ENTRIES
Award for a single entry or series of related entries on a particular topic.
BEST THEME-BASED JOURNAL
Journal that sticks primarily to one single topic or theme, from Sports to Travel to Politics to Career to Religion, and rarely deviates from that topic while still maintaining reader interest.
BEST YOUNG PERSON'S JOURNAL
Outstanding Journal written by people aged 14 or younger.
BEST TEEN JOURNAL
Outstanding Journal written by people aged 15-18
BEST NEW JOURNAL
Most outstanding journal created since July 1, 2004. (That gives a little more than a year of eligibility, but the official nominations of last year's awards were named around July 18th, and I wanted to make sure everyone who had begun their journals around that time had the opportunity to participate.)
BEST AIM JOURNAL
NEW! Specifically to feature journals created by AIM Users. Since AIM journals are a relatively recent possibility, all of the AIM journals themselves would automatically be "new."
BEST-KEPT SECRET JOURNAL
NEW! Most outstanding journal that is older than a year, but that readers feel hasn't received the attention it deserves.
NEW! A journal you miss the most: one that still exists but has not been updated in any way in at least three months that readers wish would be regularly updated again. Consider it the "Best Abandoned Journal." Maybe this award will change that!
MOST CREATIVE/ORIGINAL JOURNAL
NEW! Outstanding journal that creates a unique experience for readers. It need not be necessarily the best journal in all of J-land, but it is the one journal with such a distinct voice that a reader could identify by reading a single entry. It is different from the "Journal of the Year" category in that it may not be the biggest standout of the year overall, but it is regularly such a special place to visit that you want to come back always.
This sounds like a ton of fun! In the meantime, copy the category information, visit as many journals as you can, and submit your entries AFTER OCTOBER 1st.
I'm thinking Aileen qualifies for the "Most Missed Journal" award, but I'm thinking SloMo'll take it hands down. Anyway, the more people participating the better, so let's do it!