|1st Annual Political Dot-Comedy Awards|
|Best Political Humor on the Web, 2000|
Political humor has become an increasingly influential force in the American political scene. So has the Internet, with growing numbers of people turning to cyberspace for political information and comic relief.
In recognition of the all-important role political humor plays in creating an informed electorate and in tribute to the brilliant political mockery that came out of the 2000 election we're inaugurating the 1st Annual Political Dot-Comedy Awards.
Call For Entries
You may nominate a Web site in any of the 10 categories listed below by sending an e-mail to Political Humor that includes the site name, Web address and applicable category. Some sites may be eligible in more than one category. If you wish, you may also include a brief explanation (no more than 100 words) as to why the site deserves nomination. Feel free to suggest additional categories.
To be eligible, sites must be regularly maintained and attract at least a modest level of traffic. Eligible sites need not focus exclusively on politics, but must regularly produce political humor material, or devote a portion of their sites to political humor.
Five nominees in each category will be announced the week of Dec. 10. At that point, visitors to this site will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite sites. Winners will be selected based on votes cast by visitors to this site, with results announced by the end of the year.
Election 2000 Humor Site
Honoring outstanding achievement in mocking campaign 2000 and Florida's follies. (Browse through sites in this category.)
Candidate Parody Site
Honoring outstanding achievement in parodying candidates for elective office, or featuring mock candidates. (Browse through sites in this category.)
Satirical Online Publication
Honoring outstanding achievement in skewering politics or political news. Eligible sites include those producing news spoofs or news-oriented satire. (Browse through sites in this category.)
Political News Site
Honoring the non-satirical news site providing the most entertaining coverage of politics. Eligible sites include e-zines and online versions of newspapers and magazines. (Browse through sites in this category.)
Political Cartoon Site
Honoring the best showcase for political cartoons on the Web. (Browse through sites in this category.)
Honoring the best destination for multimedia thrills. Eligible sites include those featuring animated cartoons, shows, and audio and video files. (Browse through sites in this category.)
Late-Night Comedy Site
Honoring the late-night comedy home page guaranteeing the best political laughs. (Browse through sites in this category.)
Political Joke Site
Honoring the Web's best destination for political jokes. Eligible sites include those serving up top ten lists, one-liners, gag photos and other jokes. (Browse through sites in this category.)
E-mail Joke of the Year
Honoring the political joke, cartoon, song parody, tweaked photo or other gag that produced the year's biggest guffaw in making the rounds through e-mail. (Browse through items in this category.)
Best Overall Site
Honoring the site generating the best political laughs on the Net. Includes all sites eligible in the above categories.