Finalists for RFT Web Awards -- Revealed!



The votes are in for the RFT's first-ever Web Awards! And while we're not about to tell you who won -- not quite yet, anyway -- we've got the full list of finalists right here.

The winners were nominated by you and chosen by our esteemed panel of judges. We'll be announcing the winners online next Tuesday, as well as in our print edition, so please stay tuned. We'll also have information about our judging panel tomorrow.

In the mean time, congratulations are due to the following fabulous finalists, listed in full after the jump.

Best Neighborhood Blog
Cherokee Street News -
Visit the Loop -
Tower Grove East -
Downtown St. Louis -

Best Music Blog
Speakers in Code -
I Went to a Show -
5 Score Pachyderm -
KDHX Blog -
Music of the Hour -

Best Sports Blog
Joe Sports Fan -
Viva El Birdos -
Frozen Notes -
Inside STL -

Best Personal Blog
Small Town Girl's Guide -
Patrick Powers -
The Cubicle Chick -
Cupcake Project -
South City Confidential -

Best Arts Blog
Saint Louis Art Map -
2 Buildings 1 Blog -
St. Louis Artists' Guild Blogs -
Look/Listen -

Best Food Blog
Iron Stef -
Andrew Mark Veety -
Sounding My Barbaric Gulp! -
STL Hops -
Off the Eaten Path -

Best Politics Blog
STL Today Political Fix -
John Combest -
St. Louis Beacon -
Fired Up Missouri

Best Local Activism Blog

St. Louis Activist Hub -
St. Louis Volunteen -
Slow Food St. Louis -
Preservation Research -
Urban Review STL -
Next Stop STL -
Show Me No Hate -

Best Flickr Pool
bobcrowe_com / Bob Crowe -
lhkwok / Louis Kwok -
stensoul/ Peat Wollaeger -
tjlphotography/Tom Lampe -
theroyale / Steven Fitzpatrick Smith -

Best Use of Video in Entertainment
Lo-Fi St. Louis -
Living St. Louis -
Toasted Rav -
The Rise to the Top -
Camping Gear TV -

Best Use of Video in Food Blogging
Let's Dish -
Scott Roberts -

Best Use of Twitter to Promote a Business/ Organization
Charter Communications - @Charter
Saint Louis Science Center T-Rex - @SLSC
STL Metro Transit - @STLMetro
Pi Pizza Truck - @PiTruckSTL
Schlafly Beer - @Schlafly

Best Use of Twitter to Promote a Personal Brand

Claire McCaskill - @clairecmc
Dana Loesch - @DLoesch
Danielle Hohmeier - @daniellesmyname
Michael Tomko - @michaeltomko
David Garland - @TheRiseToTheTop

Best Use of Facebook to Promote a Business
Left Bank Books -
Cranky Yellow -
Star Clipper -
The Royale -
Foam Coffee and Beer -

Best Use of Facebook to Promote a Personal Brand

Beth Bombara:
David Sheets:
Steve Ewing:
Angela Ortmann:
Bill Chott:

Best Locally Built iPhone App
Pocket Booth -
Metro STL -
Aisle 411 -
Schlafly Beer -

Best Local Celebrity Site
Punching Kitty -
Review STL Celebrity Gossip -
Toasted Rav -

Best Sex Blog
The Beautiful Kind -
Sex Positive St. Louis -

Best Start-Up
Appistry -
Mom's Originals -
St. Louis Coworking -
Aisle 411 -
Whiz Tech Technology Cafe -

Best Club Site
The Pageant -
Firebird -
The Luminary -
Pop's Nightclub & Concert Venue -

Best Restaurant Site
Crave the Cup -
Latitude 26 Tex Mex -
Pi Pizzeria -
Cheese-ology -
The Royale -

Best Designed Site
Coolfire Media -
Toky -
Music of the Hour -
Downtown St. Louis -
Via Dove -

Best Twitterer
Chris Reimer - @RizzoTees
Nelly - @Nelly_Mo
Mayor Slay - @MayorSlay
Todd Randall Jordan - @Tojosan
Melody Meiners - @CosmosGirl

Video of the Year
Star Clipper Zombie Commercial:
Aquabats Stagediving Kids:
Corle 2 Da's So St. Louis:
The Other Guys Premiere Winner Announced:

Tweet of the Year

Lady Gaga vs. The Westboro Baptist Church:!/ladygaga/status/18818113446
"Tonight love and hate met in St. Louis. And love outnumbered the hate, in poetic thousands. Hate left. But love stayed. + Together, we sang."
Kings of Leon and the infamous Pigeon Shit:!/doctorfollowill
"So sorry St. Louis. We had to bail, pigeons shitting in jareds mouth. Too unsanitary to continue."
Redbirds start the Stand for Stan:!/CardsInsider/status/14698184570
"#Cardinals begin campaign to honor Stan Musial: Watch daily photo tweets of fans Standing for Stan #standforstan"
Globe-Democrat story breaks online:!/RobRains/status/19028151727
"Important announcement: The sports staff at has resigned, effective July 21, to pursue other opportunities(more)"