Drum roll please – and the winner of the blogging competition is…?

True confession. There were so many entires of such a high standard that in the end the judges decided to have 2 winners. I am going to cross post both in full to the plos.org blog site in a few minutes. They are:

Dorothea Salo, for her post My Father The Anthropologist. The judges comments about this post were:

  • “Very personal, very well-written, just as we wanted!” Bora, Scientist and Blogger, A Blog Around the Clock.
  • “Warm and engaging, I thoroughly enjoyed this.” Liz, PLoS Communications.

On hearing of her joint win Dorothea said “you made my day.”

Dorothea Salo’s professional interests include scholarly communication, usability and design, data curation, and digital preservation. She is the Digital Repository Librarian at the University of Wisconsin, where she serves the state university system’s consortial institutional repository, MINDS@UW.

Greg Laden who wrote A poem for Open Access Day. The judges comments about this post were:

  • “Epic success! A winner. Brilliant.” Aaron, Scientist and Blogger, Wired Science.
  • “Funny and uses one of my favorite phrases “democratization of information” superb.” Liz, PLoS Communications.

On hearing of his joint in Greg said “Wow, this is the FIRST TIME I’ve ever won anything! Thank you!. Well, the first time in a while, anyway”. He then blogged the news for your enjoyment.

Greg Laden is part time independent scholar and part time adviser with the Program for Individualized Learning, University of Minnesota. He is also on one or more graduate faculties at The U, depending on the status of various graduate students. He has a PhD in Archeology and Biological Anthropology, and is interested in human evolution; the biology of gender and sexuality; and the biology of race. He conducts field research in Africa. His most recent paper, with Gil Tostevin and Mischa Pen, is an evaluation of a traveling exhibit on race and racism, and is published in the journal Museum Anthropology.

Warmest Congratulations to both our winners and thanks to everyone who entered. We will be sending them each a bag of swag in the next few days.