I. Nominated blogs must owned and written by Filipinos. The Filipiniana category is open to non-Filipinos and to Filipinos who are abroad.
II. The Blog should not belong to a publishing or media groups.
III. Blogs, blog projects, posts, videocasts, photos and podcasts owned/created/written by and where Founders, officers, former officers, and members of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Blog Awards, and their relatives to the first degree of consanguinity, worked on are automatically disqualified from being nominated.
IV. Submitted blogs and posts should contain the necessary authorization to use the images, audio, text and other content.
V. For the top post special awards for 2011 (Top Three Written Posts, Top Three Photo Posts, Top Three Videocast/Podcasts): The post/videocast/podcast must have been been published AFTER August 31, 2010 and BEFORE July 1, 2011. Entries that had won or had entered the finals in the previous years are automatically disqualified. Only one post per blog will be allowed.