The 190 finalists for the sixth Singapore Blog Awards have been unveiled. Voting has begun in fervour, with bloggers rallying on their own blogs and leveraging on various social media platforms to garner support.
Organised by Singapore’s leading news and entertainment portal, omy.sg, the award is presented by Panasonic this year, the second year the global brand has been fronting this exciting campaign to engage the online community.
The winners in the ten main award categories this year will stand to win a trip to the Northern Territory, Australia as well as a trophy designed by Singapore’s most expensive living artist, Tan Swie Hian.
The list of finalists saw a good mix of old and new faces in the blogging community. Some blog highlights include:
- Best Food Blog finalists: A vegan blogger from England (http://www.hungryangmo.com/) and a dedicated Johor food guide blog from Malaysia (http://johorkaki.blogspot.sg/)
- Best Family Blog finalists: this category saw the most increase in registrants from last year. Two interesting finalist blogs feature self-drawn web comics on parenting (http://www.gingerbreadmum.com/ and http://www.peipeihaohao.com/)
- Best V-log finalists: Last year’s winner, the adorable primary school student, Dr Jiajia and his brother (http://www.youtube.com/liangjiasun) faced off against a slew of strong v-loggers new and old, including a YouTube channel dedicated to cosplay (http://www.youtube.com/user/elpheal) and one featuring four adventurous Japanese girls, living and working in Singapore (http://www.youtube.com/user/ninjagirlsSG)
Here’s a fun video by the Ninja Girls:
Winners for the Singapore Blog Awards are determined by a combination of online voting (30%) and professional scoring (70%) by a panel of independent judges appointed by omy.sg.
The theme for the event is “60s Fever”, in line with this year being the sixth year of the Singapore Blog Awards. The award ceremony will be held at the chic Shanghai Dolly club in July.
Official hashtag on Twitter and Instagram is #omysba2013.
Voting is now open till 23 June 2013. Visit http://sgblogawards.omy.sg for more information. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like speakers from JBL.
The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta (http://project.omy.sg/social-media-fiesta), an omy.sg social media initiative.
Why am I plugging this?
If you really don’t know, I am part of the organising team behind the Singapore Blog Awards since the inaugural award six years ago. 🙂