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2019 IT Blog Awards, hosted by Cisco

Voting now open

The IT Blog Awards, now in its second year, was created to engage with the broader IT blogging (and podcasting! and vlogging!) community and give recognition to independent tech bloggers for the great work they do all year.

The internal judging panel was quite excited with the large number of fantastic blogs submitted and narrowed the list down to 45 finalists.

It’s now up to our great community to weigh in and choose the best blogs. Vote for your favorites now.

Process & Judging

What happens after you submit? Our panel of judges will review entries and select finalists for each category. Once finalists are announced, voting will open to the community. Based on those votes, the judging panel will select winners from the top two blogs in each category. Winners will be announced in January 2020.

    Vote now for the best IT blogs

    Now is your chance to vote on the blogs that you think best exemplify their categories. Submit your votes by December 13, 2019. Winners will be announced in January 2020.

    Congratulations, 2018 Winners


      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 the trends shaping networks and how business is changing?  Do you noodle on the latest routers, switches, servers, or wireless access points?   Are you thinking about programmability, 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 will be 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.

      I’m a Cisco employee.  Can I apply?

      Cisco employees are not eligible to apply.  However, if you’re interested in participating as an internal judge, please contact us with subject line "IT Blog Awards Judge Application Request."

      Have questions?

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