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Recognizing independent tech bloggers

The first-ever IT Blog Awards, hosted by Cisco, is our way of recognizing the great community of independent tech bloggers for the passion, creativity, and expertise shared throughout the year. We appreciate your impact on the tech community.
Voting is now open through January 4, 2019.  Winners will receive a Cisco Live US pass.  

Vote now for the best IT blogs

Thank you to our amazing blogging community for sharing your great blogs.  Our panel of judges has narrowed down the IT Blog Award entries to a list of finalists in the seven categories:  Best Analysis, Best Cert Study Journey, Best Group Effort, Best Podcast or Video Series, Most Educational, Most Entertaining and Most Inspirational.

Now is your chance to check out the finalists and vote on the blogs that you think best exemplify their categories.  Submit your votes by January 4, 2019.  Winners will be announced in January 2019. 


Which blogs are eligible?

Active, independent blogs (please do not submit vendor blogs).

If I write on a platform like Cisco Learning Network, LinkedIn, Medium, or Spiceworks, can I enter my blog?

Yes, as long as our judges can view it.

What do you mean by independent blogs?

We’re not in the business of judging other vendors’ or partners’ blogs. The content you write should reflect your own thoughts.

What subject matter is acceptable?

Are you writing about routers, switches, servers, wireless, programmability? Are you thinking about data centers, NOCs, or SOCs? Does collaboration bring you joy? You’re in the right place.

How are winners selected?

  1. Finalists in each category have been chosen by a panel of judges.
  2. Voting for the top blogs in each category will then open to the broader community.
  3. The final winner will be chosen by the judging panel from the top two finalists in each category.

What can I win?

Finalists and winners will receive a badge for their blog. Winners will also receive a pass to Cisco Live or a comparable prize.

Have questions?

Email us and we’ll do our best to get you a good answer.