Photo: Pot Noodle

We don’t want to toot our own horn–well, not too much– but thanks to our supportive community of readers and contributors, Matador is a finalist in two categories of Lonely Planet’s Travel Blogger Awards!

Matador Goods is a finalist in the Best Consumer Travel Blog category, and Matador Network is up for an award in the Best Group Authored Blog category.

We’re also proud to announce that regular contributors Audrey Scott and Craig Martin have also been nominated in the categories of Best Travelogue and Best Podcast, respectively.

Voting opened today and will run through March 20, 2009 at 12 AM Pacific Time. You can vote once in each of the 14 categories.

Thanks for being a part of the world’s most exciting online travel community!