We Are Cardiff shortlisted for the Wales Blog Awards 2012

Wooh! yes, you heard right. We’ve been nominated for the Wales Blog Awards 2012, in two categories: Best Community Blog and Best Multimedia Blog. Woo yeah!

This is our third year of making it to the shortlist for Best Community blog, and this year there are only two finalists – us and the excellent  Cwmbran Life (my favourite part of the site is the Characters section. Who’d have thought you’d find so many different folk over by there, eh?).

We’ve also made it as a finalist into the new Multimedia category, which basically covers everything that isn’t just writing on a blog. Part of what makes We Are Cardiff such a wonderful project is the amazing photography that appears on the site courtesy of great local photographers who volunteer their time to take portraits of the good people of Cardiff. So: a big thank you to all those photographers: Adam Chard, Ffion Matthews, Simon Ayre, Amy Davies, Lann Niziblian, Doug Nicholls, Kayleigh Ancrum, Jon Pountney, Robert Bell and Geraint Griffiths.

In the Multimedia category we’re up against a blog I hadn’t come across before, The Watchers Film Show Blog, as well as being up against the Cardiff Before Cardiff blog run by Jon Pountney (who recently made his debut as a We Are Cardiff photographer with this amazing portrait of James Nee in Roath Recreation Ground).

We’re honoured to have made it through to the final stages of both these categories in the Wales Blog Awards 2012. There are a lot of great Welsh blogs out there, and you should take some time to investigate some of the others.

As well as the above mentioned blogs, we’re also big fans of Matt Appleby’s Easy Teas (read Matt’s We Are Cardiff story here), the ever-reliable Pint of 45, Emily Bater’s Lights, Camera, Cardiff (Emily has been very kindly covering our documentary film project We Are Cardiff: Portrait of a City) and the Cardiff Food Project (we’re looking forward to featuring Cardiff Food Project’s Lauren on We Are Cardiff very soon).

As it’s payday tomorrow, some of you might want to wear your love of the city and your support for our project on your chests, with our lovely We Are Cardiff t shirts! They’re only a tenner, and every penny goes towards making our documentary film about Cardiff in 2012. If you’ve yet more cash burning a hole in your pocket, you can also invest in our film through our Indiegogo campaign. You get great rewards for your cash, including film posters, t-shirts and a free invitation to our launch party next year. Invest in the We Are Cardiff film here.

Oh yeah – we’re also on Facebook and Twitter, if you’re into that sort of thing.

If you or someone you know are interested in being featured on the We Are Cardiff site, please email us on wearecardiff at gmail.com. The only requirement is that you are a Cardiff (or nearby!) resident.

tata for now!

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