Introducing the 2013 RFT Web Awards Finalists

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The past twelve months was an outstanding time for hot digital action in St. Louis. Our citizens launched apps, pushed pixels, encouraged consumerism and conducted full-on comedy shows in 140 characters or less. If we learned anything, it's that you can't get a job -- or even a date -- without being part of some kind of online or techie... thing.

We at the Riverfront Times like to reward that kind of dedication/sexiness/waste of time. After reviewing the digital efforts throughout 2012 of thousands of local nominees, our panel of esteemed judges determined that the special unicorns below deserve to be finalists. We'll reveal the ultimate winners in each category at an exclusive awards ceremony Jan. 22, followed by a full write-up in the Jan. 24 print edition of the RFT.

Congratulations to all of those named below!

See Also: - Meet Your 2013 RFT Web Awards Judges

BLOGS

Best Neighborhood Blog Cherokee Street News iLoveSoulard Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Park Central Development - 17th Ward

Best Arts Blog 2 Bulidings, 1 Blog Hours of Idleness Riverfront Times arts section Temporary Art Review

Best Music Blog Encor.es I Went to a Show KDHX PlaybackSTL RFT Music Speakers in Code

Best Personal Blog City in a Jar Distilled History East Tator sKIDmarks

Best Entertainment/Gossip Blog Berger's Beat Punching Kitty Tube Talk with Gail Pennington

Best Activism/Opinion Blog nextSTL Preservation Research Office: Ecology of Absence St. Louis Neighborhood Development Blog UrbanReviewSTL Vanishing STL

Best Sports Blog insideSTL JoeSportsFan Viva El Birdos

Best Political Blog Beyond November Occasional Planet Progress Missouri St. Louis Beacon politics blog

Best Food Blog A Periodic Table Grillin' Fools Iron Stef Shoot to Cook Sounding My Barbaric Gulp

Best Sex Blog Momfia New Amurican Gospels The Beautiful Kind

Best Architecture Blog B.E.L.T Preservation Research Office: Ecology of Absence St. Louis Patina Vanishing STL

>>Up next: websites, social media and collections of stuff.>>

WEBSITES

Best Website Design Ces and Judy's Jonathan Gayman Photography Pastaria STL Design Week

Best Club/Concert Website An Under Cover Weekend LouFest The Firebird The Pageant

Best Restaurant Website Franco Guerrilla Street Food Home Wine Kitchen Pastaria

Best Mobile Website Guerrilla Street Food KDHX Pastaria

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COLLECTIONS

Funniest Twitter Feed @__candypants @idanladd @mattsebek @meggitymak @mrhallas @removeyourpants @wardcrap

Biggest Twitter Twerp @markbland @pttheIslander @stlsocialgroup

Best Social Media Controversy/Gaffe Cancelled due to lack of quality nominations

Best Use of Twitter to Promote a Business or Organization @charter @loufusztoyota @robustwinebar @schlafly @spacearchitects @stlfta

Best Use of Twitter to Promote a Personal Brand @cookingkid @mattsebek @publiceyestl @stlveggirl @stlwinegirl @thecubiclechick

Best Use of Facebook to Promote a Business or Organization American Patriot Beer Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis Feast magazine Humane Society of Missouri KDHX LockerDome Rock Uniform

Best Digital Photo Collection Corey Woodruff Photography portfolio Found on Cherokee blog It's Alright, Ma blog Missouri History Museum Pinterest collection This Is St. Louis blog

Best Pinterest Board Feast magazine Fresh Encounters Missouri History Museum Tidy Mom Upcycle Exchange

Best Use of Social Media for Civic Campaign #FaceOff Against Hunger #midtownfire response for housing, pets and donations RallySTL #STLforSANDY

>>But wait, there's more! Apps, memes, video, crowdfunding and overall strategy.>>

EVERYTHING ELSE

Best Mobile or Tablet App aisle411 Bonfyre Contemporary Art Museum MoDOT St. Louis Rams Fisher Stache

Best Local Meme Hey, Girl. I'm Mike Matheny. What High School Should We Call Me?

Best Use of Video for a Personal Blog or Website City in a Jar Danielle Smith TV Soldier Knows Best

Best Use of Video for a Business or Organization Anastasis Films An Under Cover Weekend Feast magazine Goshen Coffee The Rise to the Top Young & Free St. Louis

Best Crowd-Funded Campaign The Adventures of Time Slot The JoeSportsFan Show The Luminary Moves to Cherokee Street New Years Rulins: Photos Inspired by Woody Guthrie Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines and Infernal Relics Viticulture: The Strategic Game of Winemaking Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop

Best Overall Digital Campaign/Strategy American Patriot Beer Goshen Coffee Webster University

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