Submitted by Nigel Whitfield, BLUF webmaster, Nigel, aka SubDirectory (3), 02 January 2013
I'm both flattered and delighted to announce the BLUF has been nominated in the X-Awards, a new event at Belgian Leatherpride to recognise organisations that have made a valuable contribution to the fetish scene.
It's a testament to the work of all our volunteers around the world, and the many members who have over the years made BLUF so well known that it's not just a club - it's almost synonymous with leather for many people, as a quick search on internet sites like eBay will show.
We've been nominated alongside some other great organisations: ECMC, Leder & Fetish Community from Germany, and Italy's LC Roma.
The winner will be decided by a public vote, held from Monday 7th to 14th of January, and the results announced on the 20th during Leatherpride in Antwerp.
You'll be able to vote at x-awards.com and I hope that, whomever you vote for, you'll take the time to recognise the hard work that so many people put into all the voluntary leather organisations that have been nominated.