For the sixth year in a row, we’ve opened up nominations for the Brass Crescent Awards (BCA), a yearly poll that lets you choose your favorite blogs from the Muslim blogosphere. The Brass Crescent Awards, which we produce along with City of Brass, has grown in popularity year after year (about 1,000 of you voting the last two times), with good press coverage and some growing pains as well. This is the second year we have incorporated a judging panel of past winners to help us run the awards. This year, although we are saying farewell to a previous judge, Sunni Sister, we are pleased to introduce a new judge, Baraka from the BCA-winning blog Rickshaw Diaries. Together with our other judges, Svend White (Akram’s Razor), Laura Poyneer (veiled4allah), and Yahya Birt (Musings on the Britannic Crescent), Baraka will help us filter through the nominations you send us to make sure we have five eligible participants in the right categories. Neither of the judges blogs, nor works associated with altmuslim or City of Brass, will be eligible for winning a BCA – which is, strangely enough, starting to exclude a healthy subsection of the blogosphere. Nominations close October 21st. You can also follow the BCA on Twitter.
Zahed Amanullah is Executive Editor of altmuslim.com. He is based in London, England.