Announcing the Voices of the Year '12 Honorees and Readers!

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I have always been in love with the picture below. It isn't technically great (or even good, really). It was taken on a point and shoot, shot into a spotlight. It's grainy and blurry and disorienting and it completely replicates the exhilaration, nervousness, fear, and elation that comes with reading at the Voices of the Year Community Keynote.

 

Community Keynote from Stage View
Photo Credit: Schmutzie

 

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the next group of people who will see that view for themselves. It's time to announce the final 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Before we get to this years' honorees and readers, I'd like to thank the committee of past readers who worked their fingers off, reading each one of the almost 1,700 submissions we received this year.

2012 was a record-smashing year for Voices of the Year, and so we'd like to send a huge thanks to:

And, of course, I'd like to thank the members of the Executive Committee, whom I read alongside, for their final deliberations: Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, Lori Luna, and Polly Pagenhart of BlogHer, and Eden Kennedy, of Fussy.org.

And now, the final 2012 Voices of the Year honorees and readers:

Heart

The People's Choice Award Winner for Heart is:

And your readers for Heart will be:

Humor

The People's Choice Award Winner for Humor is:

And your readers in Humor will be:

Identity

The People's Choice Award Winner for Identity is:

And your readers for Identity will be:

OpEd

The People's Choice Award Winner for OpEd is:

And your readers for Oped will be:

Parenting

The People's Choice Award Winner for Parenting is:

And your readers for Parenting will be:

Visuals

We invite you to join us at the 5th annual Voices of the Year Community Keynote on Friday, August 3 from 4:45-6:00pm, where the readers will present their work live, on stage. Directly following the keynote, a reception will celebrate all these incredible honorees.

 

Shannon,
For Elisa, Jory and Lisa, BlogHer co-founders
Polly and Shannon, BlogHer Conference Programming Team

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