Bec Crew, author of the entertaining animal behavioural science blog Save Your Breath for Running Ponies, won the National Science Week 2010 Big Blog Theory competition. I’m pleased to note that all four judges of the blogs, including myself, are ASC members. We examined 31 Australian based science blog entries to select the ten finalists. Look at http://thebigblogtheory.com.au/ to see how the public voting went. A separate group of judges assessed the microblogging category, won by Corri Baker, chemistry PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of South Australia.
Even with well defined judging criteria it was no easy task to assess the blogs but worthwhile to get a snap shot of the excellent local science communication efforts on the web. I’d like to acknowledge Laura Miles, our Scope editor, for her contributions to the judging criteria.
Here are the finalists and the links to their blogs:
Running Ponies http://runningponies.com/ (winner – Bec Crew)
Mr Science Show http://www.mrscienceshow.com
A Schooner of Science http://www.aschoonerofscience.com/
Brave New Climate http://bravenewclimate.com/
Homologous Legs http://naontiotami.com/
Pod Black Cat http://www.podblack.com
Conservation Bytes http://conservationbytes.com/
All in the Mind http://blogs.abc.net.au/allinthemind
Environment Blog http://www.abc.net.au/environment/blogs/
The Skeptics Book http://www.skepticsbook.com
The microblogging finalists were:
@cbsquared_ (winner – Corrie Baker)
Bec Crew will officially start her National Science Week tour Friday 13 August at the launch event at the Royal Botanic Gardens. During her blogging tour she will cover events in Sydney, Melbourne and the Northern Territory. Corri Baker will tweet about events in Perth from 15-17 August.
President and Big Blog Theory judge