We’re here to announce the official winners of our annual Wheaties and Tarefic Awards. Some of you may remember the controversy we had a few years ago when we mixed up the winner of the Best Blog Category. Well, apparently we like controversy, (or maybe we’re just not that technically savvy.) We had some minor technical difficulties on two categories: Best Big Blog, and Best Group Blog. The results from those 2 polls inadvertently counted last year’s votes, but we are listing the correct results below.
|Best Big Blog:||# Votes||%|
|By Common Consent||105||37.9%|
|Feminist Mormon Housewives||78||28.2%|
|Times & Seasons||21||7.6%|
|Best Group Blog:||# votes||%|
|Wheat & Tares||71||27.8%|
|Modern Mormon Men||28||11.0%|
|No More Strangers||11||4.3%|
|Doves & Serpents||7||2.7%|
|Main Street Plaza||6||2.4%|
|Faith Promoting Rumor||1||0.4%|
|Worlds Without End||1||0.4%|
Wheat and Tares wins Best Group Blog for the first time ever! You’d think we have home blog advantage, but if you look at the results for the past 2 years, then Zelophehad’s Daughters beats us by 7 votes!
The rest of the awards had no technical difficulties, but we had our first ever tie!
Funniest thread: Every Bloggernacle Argument as told in GIFs and If you like Trunk-or-Treats, you don’t have a testimony both scored 24 votes (18%).
You can check out the vote totals for the rest of the categories here.
Best Podcast: FMH Podcast
Best Facebook Community or Discussion Forum: FMH Facebook Group
Best Bloggernacle Controversy: Kate Kelly Excommunication
Funniest Mormon Blog: Just Say Amen Already
Best apologetic blog: Interpreter: Journal of Mormon Scripture
Best new blog: MormonPress
Best new blogger: Kristine A at BCC/W&T
Best overall blogger: Julie Smith
Best commenter: New Iconoclast aka Grey Ghost
Best solo blog: Flunking Sainthood
Best Post Title: What would Dolores Umbridge Do?
Best Satirical post: Neckties: Priesthood Attire or Lucifer’s Lust pointer?
Best Post series: When the Temple Hurts
Best Feminism post: Why aren’t the Women Included in This?
Best Apologetic Post: What the Hell did Joseph mean by Translation?
Best Spiritual Post: Such a Time As This
Best Doctrinal Post: Disgracing God to Save a Prophet
Best Personal Post: Infertility. Sometimes it hurts to be a Mormon
Best Faith Crisis Post: When the Levee Breaks
Best Current Events Post: Do Women Count?
Best Temple Post: The Mormon Priestess: the Short version
Best book/article review: The Crucible of Doubt – A Review
Best contribution to the Bloggernacle: Polygamy Series
Best contribution to interfaith dialogue: Grace for Grace
Best Mormon Activism: Liahona Children’s Foundation
Best LGBT Activism: When it Comes to Equality, Which Side of History Are You On?
Best Online Mormon Awards: Wheaties & Tarefic Awards (W&T)
Best Church Policy Post: Women Disciplined by Men
Best #Twitterstake Feed: By Common Consent (@ByCommonConsent)
Best LDS Anonymous Account: LDS Bishop (@ldsbishop)
Funniest #Twitterstake Feed: Mormon Shorts (@mormonshorts)
Best LDS Breaking News: Peggy Fletcher Stack (@ReligionGal)
Best #ldsconf Coverage: By Common Consent (@bycommonconsent)
Best #churchtweets: Kristine A (@_Kristine_A)
Best #Twitterstake News in One Place:This Week In Mormons (@TheRealTWIM)
Write-in category (top 3):
- Best blog phrase – “The PRethren”
- Best historical post – Mormon Women, Patriarch, and Equality
- Best exit narrative – Why I left
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Worst Mormon internet drama: General Conference Confusion – The debate over whether the General Women’s Meeting is actually part of conference.
Biggest Soapbox commenter: Jettboy
Worst commenter: Jettboy
Worst Place for Believers: Mormon Stories Facebook Group
Write-in Tarefic category: Worst Mormon Activism: Mormon Women Stand