We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2010 Australian Tumbleweeds.
To make things easier – and because you demanded it – you can nominate through the Survey Monkey website at http://www.surveymonkey.net/tumbliesnoms
In a number of categories we’ve provided lists of possible or suggested nominees, but there is also the option to write-in your choice(s) if they aren’t listed. You can make up to four nominations in each of the 29 categories.
You have until late night (Melbourne time) on Friday 3rd December to complete your nominations. Voting opens on 6th December.
In the interests of neutrality, we will keep blog posts to a minimum during the nominations and voting period….although it’s difficult to restrain ourselves from commenting on this article which appeared on TV Tonight yesterday.
The ABC has now ruled that it will not commission used formats. The ban comes from Director of Television Kim Dalton.
“We’re the only broadcaster that won’t do second hand formats,” [Stuart Menzies, Controller for ABC2] said, describing his aim as making ABC2 “creatively and intellectually distinctive”.
If that actually happens we’ll be whooping for joy. If it doesn’t, that’s Tumblies 2011 done and dusted!