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Posted on Dec 9, 2007 in admin | 18 comments

A finalist in the 2007 Food Blog Awards!

A finalist in the 2007 Food Blog Awards!


Food Blog Awards 2007

This year is coming to an end with some good news. I found out today that Lunch in a Box made the cut and is now one of the five finalists for “Best Food Blog - Theme“ and “Best Food Blog - Family/Kids“ categories in the respected 2007 Food Blog Awards! I’m thankful and tickled to have been nominated by readers, and then selected by an independent panel of judges for open voting (5 blogs in each of the 14 categories were chosen). Voting is now open and will last for five full days until 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 14th. The winners of the vote will be announced on Monday, December 17th, 2007 (see complete rules here). I’m up against some heavy hitters in these categories (including The Daily Tiffin, where I’m a contributor), and am honored to be in such excellent company. On your mark, set, vote! Click to vote for “Best Food Blog - Theme“ and “Best Food Blog - Family/Kids“.

My site was nominated for Best Food Blog!

Belatedly, I also wanted to let everyone know that Lunch in a Box’s old LiveJournal site tied with Vegan Lunchbox for third place in the 2007 Bloggers’ Choice Awards for Best Food Blog, the only non-vegan blog in the top four. My sincere thanks to everyone who voted for me in the long campaign! You all rock. :-) 2008 voting has already begun.

In other news, I’ve donated a bento starter kit and tour of San Francisco’s Japantown to the 4th Annual Menu for Hope, to raise money for the U.N. World Food Programme. Look for more details here.


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  1. Voted! Being this far is really exciting and good. Good luck!!

  2. @1 from babesmom: Thanks, babesmom! I appreciate your reading and support!

  3. So glad I stumbled onto your site - it’s WONDERFUL!! I voted and mentioned/added your site to my blogroll…I’ll definitely be back often!

    Best wishes :-)

  4. @3 from Wicked Good Dinner: Thanks for everything, Wicked! I just checked out your blog and especially enjoyed your post on picky eaters. Strong voice!

  5. I’m so happy to hear that your site made it :) This is one of my favorite food blogs and I think you are doing an awesome job (as mummy and food blog author).

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Hi,

    Congrats on the nomination.

    Would you mind doing the Menu for Hope prize post in a separate post so I could link directly to it from the main list of prizes? I don’t want to confuse the donors.

    thanks so much for participating,

  7. @5 from Yakumo: Thanks for your support, Yakumo! I don’t know how awesome I am, but I certainly feel like I’ve found the niche that suits me best.

  8. @6 from Pim: I’m finishing up the separate Menu for Hope donation post now — it’s been an eventful day!

  9. Voted! Congratulations on becoming a Finalist, Biggie; I hope this nets you lots and lots of new readers! You rock!

  10. I voted for you fabulous blog, for the award!!! I do hope you’ll win!!! :0)

  11. Wow! Congratulations!
    I’ve always love your blog,
    I want you to win!!!!

  12. @10 from Sarah: Thanks for the good wishes, Sarah! My fingers are crossed.

  13. @11 from VeggieGirl: Thanks for voting, and good luck with your final exams!

  14. @12 from Cindy: Thanks the the positive thoughts, Cindy! I should forward your blog URL to my Taiwanese-American friend who lives down in Irvine; she’d appreciate your restaurant reviews…

  15. To Biggie~
    Ha that’ll be very well appreciated!

  16. Congratulations on your success with the Bloggers Choice Awards. It’s well deserved.

  17. @17 from Paula: Thank you, Paula! :-)