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OAIS Blogging Awards: And the Finalists Are….

Thanks to all of you who voted for this year’s OAIS Blogging Awards finalists. We had an amazing pool of nominees again this year in all four categories. We had a record voter turnout — it’s exciting to see the growth in interest in the Duckies in the past three years. It is even more exciting to see and read all of the incredible intellectual contributions made by all of the bloggers in the IR field.

We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists. Continue reading

Only Two Days Left to Vote

Get your ballots in soon. We are in the home stretch for the voting for the 2015 OAIS Blogging Awards (The Duckies). Voting closes on Friday, Jan. 30 at 5:00pm EST. All ballots must be submitted by then. We’ve had a record number of votes and all four categories are very tight. Once all the votes are in, we will tally them and announce the finalists for each category. At that point, a panel of judges will select the winners from among the finalists. For more information on the list of nominees and all the details and rules on voting, check out our earlier post. Continue reading

Vote Now for the 2015 (The Duckies) IR Blogging Awards

It’s time to vote! We are asking readers to vote for the finalists in each category. ONce we have finalists for each category, a panel of judges that includes previous years’ winners and permanent contributors at Duck of Minerva will select this year’s award winners in each category. The winners will be announced at the OAIS Blogging Awards and Reception at the ISA annual convention in New Orleans on Thursday, February 20, 2015.

Here’s what you need to do. Send us an email at duckofminerva2015 at gmail.com and we will send you a ballot. Simply fill out the ballot and submit it. Voting ends on Friday, January 30. Complete rules can be found here.

Here is the list of nominees for this year’s OAIS Blogging Awards. Continue reading

Last Call for Blogging Awards Nominations!

This is the last call for nominations for the best IR-related blogging of 2014. The “Duckies” will be awarded at ISA-New Orleans on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the third annual Duck of Minerva and Sage Blogging Awards and Reception. We need your help and nominations for the best blogging of 2014 in these categories:
1. Best Blog (Group) in IR
2. Best Blog (Individual) in IR
3. Best Blog Post in IR
4. Best New Blogger (Individual) in IR — this can be anyone new blogging in an individual or group blog.

We’ve got a great list so far, but we’re looking for more. Please send us your nominations via email by January 15, 2015. Thank you!

Best IR Blogging of 2014? Send us your nominations.

Just a reminder that we accepting nominations for the best IR-related blogging of 2014. The “Duckies” will be awarded at ISA-New Orleans on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the third annual Duck of Minerva and Sage Blogging Awards and Reception. We need your help and nominations for the best blogging of 2014 in these categories:
1. Best Blog (Group) in IR
2. Best Blog (Individual) in IR
3. Best Blog Post in IR
4. Best New Blogger (Individual) in IR — this can be anyone new blogging in an individual or group blog.

Please send us your nominations via email by January 10, 2015. Thank you!

2015 OAIS Blogging Awards: Call for Nominations!

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It’s that time of year folks. We are now receiving nominations for the third annual Online Achievement in International Studies (OAIS) Blogging Awards — aka the Duckie Awards.

We are asking Duck readers to reflect back over the past year to consider the best blogging contributions to the field of International Studies and to submit nominations for the awards. Post your nominations in the comments thread or drop us a note at duckofminerva2015 @ gmail.com. We will later ask readers to vote for the three finalists in each category. Last year’s winners have generously agreed to judge the finalists and select the 2015 winners.

Also, once again we are thrilled that with the support of SAGE, Duck of Minerva and SAGE will be co-hosting the third annual IR Blogging Awards and Reception at the ISA Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans.    The reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, February 19, 2015.   Charli is again coordinating the program for the Awards ceremony and we’ll have details on the program soon.

At this point, we need Duck readers to submit nominations — we’ll ask you all to vote on the finalists in January. Here are the rules and nomination and judging procedures for the 2015 awards: Continue reading

And the Winners Are…..

It was a great night for Political Violence @ a Glance winning awards in two of the four of categories at this year’s OAIS Blogging Awards held at ISA last night. They were the winners of the 2014 Award for Best Blog (Group) — narrowly defeating The Monkey Cage. Christian Davenport won Best Blog Post of the Year for his post “Researching While Black, Why Conflict Research Needs More African Americans (Maybe)” at Political Violence @ a Glance last April. Barb Walter’s “The Four Things We Know About How Civil Wars End (and what this tells us about Syria)” also at Political Violence @ a Glance was a close second. Continue reading

2014 OAIS Blogging Awards and Reception, Thursday, March 27!

Mark your calendars for one week from tonight! Please join us for the second annual IR blogging awards and reception at ISA next week: Thursday, March 27 from 7:15pm to 8:30pm in Sheraton Ballroom C at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. The reception and awards are co-sponsored by SAGE Publications and Duck of Minerva. We packed the reception venue last year so we’ve moved up to a ballroom — help us pack it. Charli has put together a couple of great ignite-style talks and we’ll be announcing the winners of the 2014 OAIS Awards. If you are heading to Toronto for ISA, come help us acknowledge the impressive contributions of IR blogging and celebrate with the winners. We hope to see you there.

We will be announcing the winners from these groups of finalists: Continue reading

OAIS Blogging Awards: Last Call to Vote

Voting closes tomorrow at 5pm EST for this year’s OAIS Blogging Awards. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to cast your ballot. You can review the nominees and get more information here. Once the votes are in, we’ll identify the finalists for each category and turn the process over to our panel of judges. We’ll announce the winners at the OAIS Blogging Awards and Reception at ISA Annual Convention on Thursday, March 27. Continue reading

OAIS Blogging Awards Voting Begins

We’re a week behind, but the nominees are in and voting is now open. We sent out ballots today to those who registered for voting. If you did not receive one or if you haven’t registered yet, please email us for a ballot. Voting runs through February 7.

As with last year, we will use a Borda-count process to create a list of finalists and then proceed to a second round in which a panel of judges (last year’s winners and Duck permanent contributors) will determine the winners in each category.

We ask voters to choose three (3) finalists for the Best Blog category, six (6) for the Best Individual Blog category, (2) for the Most Promising New Blog, and five (5) for Best Post.

Here are the final nominees by category: Continue reading

Penultimate Call for Blogging Awards Nominations

One week left for nominations.  Please send us your nominations — you can email us a nomination directly or post in the Comments thread below. Here’s what we have so far for each category: Continue reading

Blogging Awards Nomination Update

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The nominations are trickling in, but there’s more work to be done.  We had some major IR blogging events this year — Snowden, Egypt, Syria, Russia, etc….  and we’re looking for nominations for the best work out there in 2013.  We’re still taking nominations through the end of the month.  Sage is co-sponsoring the Awards and the Awards Reception at ISA in Toronto in March — here’s their press release. 

Here’s what we have so far for each category — we don’t have a single nomination for best new IR blog and only a handful of nominations for best blog post.  Please send us your nominations — you can email us a nomination directly or post in the Comments thread below.

Best Blog (Individual)

Best Blog (Group)

Best Blog Post

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2014 OAIS Blogging Awards: Call for Nominations

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We’re a few weeks into the call for nominations for the 2014 OAIS Awards.  It’s time to get serious.  We’ve had a number of impressive nominations, but given the excellent content out there, we’re looking for a much larger pool of nominees.  We want to hear your suggestions. Post your nominations in the comments section below — you may also email us a nomination directly. Please specify the award in the body of the text, provide the name of the blog, and a URL. Nominations close on 1 January 2014.

Remember, finalists will be selected by popular vote, which will run from 5 January-31 January 2014. We will conduct the vote via online survey. In order to register as a voter, email us. Last year’s winners will judge the finalists and select the winners. We want to make this as difficult as possible for them. Winners will be announced at the ISA Blogging Awards Reception co-sponsored by our friends SAGE at ISA in Toronto next March.

Here are the categories again:

  • Best Blog (Group) in International Studies;
  • Best Blog (Individual) in International Studies;
  • Best Blog Post in International Studies; and
  • Most Promising New Blog (Group or Individual) in International Studies

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Announcing the 2014 Blogging Awards and Reception at ISA

Duckies

Duck of Minerva is pleased to announce the second annual Online Achievement in International Studies (OAIS) Blogging Awards — better known as the Duckie Awards — and the second annual International Studies Blogging Reception at ISA in Toronto.

We are asking Duck readers to submit nominations for the awards and later to vote for the three finalists in each category. Last year’s winners have generously agreed to judge the finalists and select the 2014 winners.

Once again, we are thrilled that with the support of SAGE and the efforts of SAGE editor David Mainwaring and the Sage staff, we will be hosting an IR Blogging Reception at the 2014 International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto.   The reception is scheduled for the night of Thursday, March 27, 2014.   Charli is again coordinating the program for the Awards ceremony and we’ll have details on the program soon.

At this point, we need Duck readers to submit nominations — we’ll ask you all to vote on the finalists in January. Here are the rules and nomination and judging procedures for the 2014 awards: Continue reading

OAIS Awards: and the Winners are….

I am currently at the ISA of Madness. Near the top of the list of insanity is the Blogging Reception, which included an overflow crowd and some great “spoken blog posts” by Erica Chenoweth, Rob Farley, Amanda Murdie, and Dan Drezner. I recorded the event, and whatever the camera caught before the battery gave out will be posted at some point in the near future. We also announced the winners of the awards….

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ISA 2013 Blogging Reception

Blog Reception DraftThe good people at SAGE just sent this image along. It’s a mockup of one side of the reception postcards that will be handed out at ISA 2013. We will announce the winners of the awards at the reception.

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2013 Awards Update

I apologize for my radio silence on the OIAS awards since we announced the finalists. The winners are being selected by a panel of judges for each award. Each panel is composed of staff from the Duck of Minerva and “outside experts.” The latter have PhDs in political science and are “blog savvy,” meaning that they either maintain blogs and/or are long-term consumers of academic blogs. Each judge is providing a “top two” ranking directly to me. I will tally the outcome using a basic Borda-count procedure.

As detailed in previous posts:

[W]e will announce winners at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA). The award ceremony will take place during the first-ever International Studies Blogging reception–which will occur on Thursday April 4th from 7.30-8.30pm. The reception, which is sponsored by SAGE, will feature 4-5 minute “spoken blogpost” presentations. The current lineup includes Erica ChenowethDan DreznerRob FarleyMarc Lynch, and Steve Walt. We hope that ISA participants will join us, and note that the OAIS awards are in no way, shape, or form affiliated with the ISA.

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The 2013 OAIS Blogging Awards Finalists

1900_US_ElectionThanks to Mike Horowitz’s hard work, we now have a list of the finalists in each relevant category of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in International Studies Weblogging Awards, or what will, despite my best efforts, likely be known as the “Duckies.”

We employed a simple Borda-count rule where the value of a vote was n-(r-1), in which n is the number of finalists a voter can rank and is the rank a voter assigned. Hence, in “Best Blog (Group)” voters ranked 3 choices. A rank of “1” was worth 3 points (3-[1-1]), while a rank of “3” was worth 1 point (3-[3-1]). An important indicator of the strength of the field: every nominee wound up with point totals in at least the double digits.

In one case (“Best Blog (Individual)”), the difference separating the 6th and 7th place finishes was less than 0.2% — an effective tie — so seven nominees will be considered for that award. In another (“Best Blog Post”), the difference separating fifth and sixth was also less than 0.2%, so six nominees will be considered for that award.

All finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

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Poll Closing is Imminent

If you’ve got a ballott — i.e., an email with a survey link — and you haven’t voted for the OAIS blogging awards, time is running out.

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OAIS Awards: Final Countdown for Finalists

Tomorrow is the last day to cast your vote for the finalists in each OAIS Blogging Award category.

I am pleasantly surprised by the response rate. Far more people have casts ballots than we anticipated when we rashly decided to start this thing.

Please do note that voter registration is closed. We are not accepting new requests for ballots.

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