Here are your 2011 Denver #WebAwards finalists

Categories: Media

Way back in September, we put out a nomination call for this year's Westword Denver #WebAwards.

After much scrutinizing of those nominations, and with input from staff and a few trusted contributors, we're ready to announce the finalists for this year's #WebAwards.

They're on view below.

We'll announce the winners at an open-to-the-public party on Wednesday, November 16 (a week from tonight) at Casselman's. The details on this party -- which, from what the marketing department tells us, will be "next level" -- are on this handy page. (Sorry, kids, but it's 21 and over. You'll have to stay home and update your Tumblr with more GIFs.)

2011 Judges: Jenny An, Melanie Asmar, Britt Chester, Nick Lucchesi and Kelsey Whipple; with assistance from Dave Herrera, Ru Johnson, Lori Midson, Jonathan Shikes, Laura Shunk and Westword staff and contributors.

Presented by:

Sports Blog
- All Buffs
- Denver Stiffs
- Mile High Report
- The Ralphie Report
- South Stands Denver

Political Blog
- Denver Post's The Spot
- ColoradoPols
- Squarestate
- Colorado Peak Politics
- People's Press Collective

Activist Blogger
- Denver Relief Dispensary Blog
- Denver Anarchist Black Cross
- Darren Lyman (
- New Era News

Best Locally Built Phone App of the Year
- EpicMix Ski Application
- Forkly
- R-U-Buzzed?
- Stage Pass
- Time Bomb Deals

Use of Social Media by Medical Marijuana Dispensary or Activist
- Colorado Dispensary Services
- The Clinic Alternative Medicine
- Denver Relief
- LoDo Wellness
- The Releaf Center

Local Athlete on Twitter
- @TimTebow
- @matt9duchene
- @eddieroyal19
- @Arron_Afflalo
- @TJGaliardi

Denver's Best Twitter User
- @TimTebow
- @Smotus
- @ProgressNowCO
- @Lynn_Bartels

Boulder's Best Twitter User
- @downtownboulder
- @RalphieReport
- @boulderrunner
- @Bits4You
- @PivotGuild Commenter
- Mantonat
- Donkey Hotay
- High Country Caregiver
- Robert Chase

Social Media Use by Public Service
- @DenverPolice
- @DenverCityJobs
- Denver Elections on Facebook
- @DenverRecycles
- @Denver Parks and Rec on YouTube

Best Podcast
- Colorado Matters 
- Denver Diatribe 
- Denver Broncoscast 
- Denver Comedy Co-op 
- South Stands Denver

Journalist on Twitter
- @TroyRenck, Denver Post Rockies beat reporter
- @ADater, Denver Post Avs beat reporter
- @EliStokols, FOX31 political reporter
- @Lynn_Bartels, Denver Post political reporter
- @SusieWargin, 9News sports reporter

PR Flack on Twitter
- @DenverPolice by Lt. Matt Murray
- @GmMerritt, "Consultant. Writer. Reformed reporter"
- @DenverMuseumNS, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- @FlyFrontier, Frontier Airlines
- @ColoradoDOT, Colorado Department of Transportation

Civic Phone App
- B-cycle
- Visit Denver - Official Visitors Guide to Denver, CO
- Denver Daytrips
- TransitGuru's Denver RTD
- Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Sports Team Twitter
- @JohnElway
- @ColoradoRapids
- @Avalanche
- @Rockies
- @CUBuffs

Social or Political Campaign
- Occupy Denver
- The Thunderdome
- No on 300
- Progress Now Colorado
- Harm Reduction Action Center

Sports Phone App
- Epic Mix by Vail Resorts
- Ski & Snow Report (Mountain News Corp) owned by Vail
- Boulder County Trails
- Denver Browns Baseball
- Predominantly Orange

Most Viral Local Video of the Year
- CSU's Ram's Pointe pool party videos
- Phish show parking lot fight
- Greeley's Josh Mullin unknowingly proposes to girlfriend on live TV
- Southwest pilot's rant about "homosexuals" and "grannies"
- Moose vs. snowmobiler
- Anus testimony before the Colorado State Senate
- Bro narrates snow storm

Music, Food & Drink and Arts Finalists are on Page 2.

Location Info

Casselman's Bar & Venue

2620 Walnut St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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one word, mcsole.

12 Questions
12 Questions

We're honored to be a finalist. Best of luck to all the nominees!

The True Creative
The True Creative

Are you kidding me? This is just a short list of people who kiss westword a$$ and/or people who's a$$ is kissed by westword.

Fail. I am so ashamed to be in the same town as this corporate rag.

FL of Foodchain
FL of Foodchain

Thank you for even considering Foodchain for best video.  Truly humbled by this nomination.  Thank you


I am truly honored to see two Denver Relief nominations here. 

The nominations are a wonderful recognition. Thank you. 

Christopher MeyerDenver Relief Creative Director / Writer / IT Manager 


Is it still possible to vote for the finalists?

See Signature.
See Signature.

I say this graciously and pre-emptively: It will have been an honor to merely be nominated.

-Brian FlynnDenver Comedy Co-OpCo-host, The First World Privilege Hour


*whose   At least spell correctly when you're trolling, "The True Creative."  Unless your moniker is in relation to spelling...

Nick Lucchesi
Nick Lucchesi

we had the nomination survey up for about six weeks. from those unwieldy lists of nominations, our judges whittled down a group finalists for each category, and are selecting winners from those finalists this week.

you can find out who won each category on wednesday, november 16, 2011 at Casselman's, where we'll announce the winners at part that starts at 8 p.m.



He may have a point, though. Many of the finalists are located in Colorado THE SAME STATE as Westword.

Clearly, a conspiracy is at work. Roswell, birth certificate, etc.

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