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elephant wins 3 Westword web awards. Thanks to who? You.

Denver Westword Web Awards at Casselman’s in Denver.

Boulder’s Tweety Got Back also honored. Merton rocks house.

File this one under “you know it’s gonna be a banner night when they put your business up on the big screen with the half-apology that ‘you’re gonna see a lot more of elephant journal tonight…so much you’d think we were giving them a handjob’ or something like that.”

Many more awesome crowd photos at Westword’s Slideshow:

Westword, the alternative-yet-huge-popular-bigtime Denver weekly, held their first annual #WebAwards, or Web Awards for you non-tweeting ungeeks, last night in Denver. No business or individual won more than one award—except for elephantjournal.com and your shameless Waylon Lewis, who took home three awards—and four if you count Drew Levin’s Boulder Fire photos that we were the first news site to feature.

We went down with some loud, rowdy lovely friends and were happy to see some of our dear friends take home wins, one for an image that was featured first on elephant (unless you count that little site, Flickr). With huge thanks for the honor to Westword, and Upslope for the free local green microbrews, and with congrats to Tweety Got Back and big ups to Merton…click over to Westword for the rest.

Best Political Blog: ElephantJournal.com
Sustainability to yoga, ElephantJournal.com covers more than just politics and it’s updated often, making it a go-to for Denverites with a wide variety of interests.
Nominees: theironmike.com, blog.ariarmstrong.com, coloradopols.com, coloradoindependent.com, coloradowins.org, completecolorado.com, facethestate.com, blogs.denverpost.com/thespot, peoplespresscollective.com, politicscolorado.blogspot.com, huffingtonpost.com/denver, truthpluslies.com.

Business:
Best Use of Facebook to Promote a Business: Elephant Journal on Facebook.
Updated often — some may complain its too often — EJ’s Facebok presence certainly is powerful. Nearly 30,000 fans can’t be wrong.
Nominees: Andrew Hudson, Atlas Purveyors, Camelflage, Denver Browns, Dumb Friends League and Paramount Denver.

Best Shameless Self-Promoter: Waylon Lewis@elephantjournal
“No one works harder than Waylon Lewis when it comes to slipping links into your lunch. The man is a driven communicator and would ordinarily be exiled from the state, but his vehicle of expression (Elephant Journal) actually wants to save the world. Elephantine exemption!”
Nominees: Adam Leech, Andrew Hudson, Carissa Passerella, David Booker, Erika Napoletano, John Baxter, Leah Charney, Patricia Sommer, Peter Black.

Images, some from Westword Slideshow, some mine, some from fellow honoree Heather Capri:

I leave you with…Merton, youtube sensation.

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anonymous Mar 5, 2013 5:31pm

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anonymous May 28, 2011 6:04pm

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anonymous Nov 22, 2010 11:53am

whoo hoo! very exciting. you've earned, and deserve, all of it!

anonymous Nov 22, 2010 6:43am

Congrats son,
Love, mom

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 10:36pm

congratulations!! glad to see someone's hard work really paying off!

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 8:38pm

Great job, Way! And great job, Elephriends!

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 2:20pm

woo woo!

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 1:56pm

nice 1

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 1:24pm

Awesome! Congrats!!

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 12:34pm

yeah! way to go!

Brooks Hall Nov 21, 2010 12:34pm

Yay, Way!

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 12:27pm

"Best Shameless Self-Promoter!"
I'd say: Best Shameless Promoter for all of Us! Way to go Waylon!

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 11:38am

Thanks, Lisa. Love your stuff. You should write one of those book things, you're such a talent and sweetie.

Blake Wilson Nov 21, 2010 11:17am

HA! I told you I wouldn't ruin everything for you!

Congratulations! It's well deserved!

anonymous Nov 21, 2010 6:30am

WOOT!!

anonymous Nov 20, 2010 2:08pm

Wow! Three in one!!! Big congrats.

anonymous Nov 20, 2010 1:02pm

Great news for the whole team!

    anonymous Nov 20, 2010 2:03pm

    The awards really are for the team—and our readers. I just get to be the one to go to the awards ceremonies, pose like a fool and win cool hats.

anonymous Nov 20, 2010 11:28am

Congratulations!

anonymous Nov 20, 2010 10:15am

Haha, so much for my rebuke of your "insane" amount of FB posting. Congrats on the awards. 🙂

    anonymous Nov 20, 2010 11:41am

    Well, your feedback and others have encouraged us to never post more than once per hour…I used to post every 30 or 40 minutes if I was really going at it trying to bring new readers in. Those days, you'll be relieved to hear, are over.

anonymous Nov 20, 2010 7:28am

Congrats, Waylon! 🙂

anonymous Nov 20, 2010 12:31am

Woo to the Hoo! : )

anonymous Nov 19, 2010 11:42pm

Great job, Way