Nelson’s up for an Irish award

Suddenly it’s the middle of awards season with the IFTAs, BAFTAs and Slugger Awards over, and with the OSCARs and Irish Blog Awards only round the corner.

A small number of NI-based blogs have been nominated in the political category of the Irish Blog Awards, including Splintered Sunrise, Politics NI and Slugger O’Toole. Open Unionism makes it to the Best Post category (the post’s link has changed).

But Nelson McCausland’s blog The Minister’s Pen Nelson’s View stands out as the only “northern” entry in the category reserved for politicians.

Over the next few weeks the nominations in each category will be assessed and cut down to a shortlist that will go forward to the final judging. This year the winners will be announced in Belfast in the Europa Hotel on 19th March.

Update – Just checked down through the other categories and the minister for culture, arts and leisure may be disappointed that he hasn’t got a parallel nomination in the Arts and Culture category

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.