The Philippine Blog Awards Mindanao will be held in Cagayan de Oro City on October 24, 2009 – 7 p.m. onwards right after the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3.

This year’s theme is: “Mindanao Bag-ohon sa Panan-aw,” which aims to uphold Mindanao through the nice things and places it has to offer and expunge the negative notions the world has about it.

The categories for the Mindanao Special Awards are as follows:

Mindanao Advocacy Blog

In line with the objectives of the Mindanao Bloggers Community, the Best Advocacy Blog is a blog that exemplifies how an online publication can bring a worthy cause to the consciousness of a broad audience. It is a blog that inspires its readers to take action and participate in an ongoing discussion of the issues at hand. Special points go to blogs that promote the best and true images of Mindanao.

Mindanao PhotoBlog

The Best PhotoBlog is one that brings the most beautiful images of Mindanao to the fore. It is a blog that evokes passion and inspiration and clearly shows the blogger’s love for Mindanao. However, it must not be a site that harbors untrue or doctored images that lie about the true nature of Mindanao’s land and people.
Uniquely Mindanao Blog

This blog, as soon as it is viewed, is clearly identifiable as being from and about Mindanao. It evokes a feeling of belongingness among Mindanao readers and an appreciation and understanding of what Mindanao truly is among non-Mindanaoan readers. The Uniquely Mindanao Blog champions the objectives of the Mindanao Bloggers Community and contributes to the realization of these goals.

Mindanao Destination Blog

Beyond being merely a blog geared towards tourism, the Best Destination Blog strongly represents the locale (city, town, region) that the bloggers write about. This blog is passionate about the promotion of his or her chosen locale for tourism and/or business and publishes news and opinion articles for a well-rounded view of the destination

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