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Finalists for Singapore Blog Awards 2013 Unveiled!

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:

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. 🙂

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Singapore Blog Awards 2013 – Blog Your Way to a free trip to the Northern Territory, Australia!

Singapore Blog Awards 2013

Last Friday (5 April), the annual Singapore Blog Awards returned for the sixth year with more exciting events and prizes. Bloggers stand to win a trip, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, to the Northern Territory, Australia, among other attractive prizes worth a grand total of over S$35,000. 

Organised by omy.sg (www.omy.sg), Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, and presented by Panasonic, the Singapore Blog Awards honours independent content producers who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs. 

There is a total of ten main categories, two celebrity categories and seven special categories. A complete list of award categories can be found on the official website.

This year, omy.sg introduces the “Best Microblog” award, a brand new addition to the ten main categories of Singapore Blog Awards, created to acknowledge the increasing popularity of short format blogging platforms like Twitter and Weibo.

The two celebrity categories, “Panasonic Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog” and “Panasonic Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog”, will be determined entirely by public voting.

The seven special categories are organised together with different sponsors, challenging bloggers to participate in specific blogging assignments to make the Singapore Blog Awardmore fun and engaging for everyone.

For instance, finalists in the “Panasonic Best Cooking Blog will be required to showcase their culinary flairs and those in the “Glossi Best Modelling Blog” will be required to best model and showcase Glossi eye wears. 

Other special categories include “Panasonic Best Eco-Challenge Blog”; “Panasonic Best Beauty Blog”; “Qoo10 Best Online Shopping Blog”; “Levi’s Best 501 Interpretation Blog”; and “JBL Best Pop/Music Blog”. 

Lee Kuan Fung, Head, Chinese Newspapers Division Digital Strategy, Singapore Press Holdings, said: “Blog content is diverse in nature, fusing written text, still images, as well as videos to bring about a dynamic reading experience. Leveraging on the advent of social media, bloggers are now able to propagate their content to wider and more diverse audiences. As the Singapore Blog Awards enters into the sixth year, omy.sg‘s commitment to reward and develop outstanding independent content producers remains and is more resolute than ever.”

Nomination and registration is now open till 10 May, followed by a voting and judging phase which will end in June. This year’s Singapore Blog Awards will see a series of exciting events in the months leading to the finale event in July. These include three bloggers’ workshops hosted by Panasonic, various movie previews with Shaw as well as a slew of other engaging events organised with sponsors.

The theme for this year is “60s Fever”, in line with this year being the sixth year of theSingapore Blog Awards. The award ceremony will be held at the chic Shanghai Dolly club in July.

Members of the public can log on to the official site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to nominate their favourite blogs. Bloggers can also participate directly by registering themselves for the Awards.

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.

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 @ Singapore Flyer – The Winners Are…

Award winners, judges, Minister Heng Swee Keat, sponsors and all the important people on stage
Award winners, judges, Minister Heng Swee Keat, sponsors and all the important people on stage

The winners of the fifth Singapore Blog Awards were unveiled at the awards presentation ceremony at the Singapore Flyer today! Among other prizes, the ten main category award winners each received a trophy specially designed by Cultural Medallion winning artist Mr Tan Swie Hian, and will be off on a trip to Macau to experience the annual International Fireworks Festival!

Closer shot
Closer shot

I met many bloggers and trade friends at the event. I wished I had time to talk and interact with everyone, but as usual, together with the rest of the omy.sg team, we were too busy running around. If I accidentally appeared rude or ignored you when you approached me at the event, a big apology. I am not like that!

Packed to the brim
Packed to the brim
Superb turnout despite the heat!
Superb turnout despite the heat!
The omy.sg organising team behind the Singapore Blog Awards 2012
The omy.sg organising team behind the Singapore Blog Awards 2012
Me with three of the winners, Valyn, Jerome and Leonny
Me with three of the winners, Valyn, Jerome and Leonny

I did not manage to take much photos, but fret not, stay tuned to omy.sg and the official Singapore Blog Awards website for more updates; event photos and video coverages.

For now, here’s the full winners list – congratulations to all of them:

WINNERS for the MAIN CATEGORIES

PANASONIC ECO 最佳生活资讯部落格
PANASONIC ECO BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG
Leo
Spin or Bin Music
http://www.spinorbinmusic.com
PANASONIC ECO 最佳摄影部落格
PANASONIC ECO BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG
Jerome Lim
The Long and Winding Road
http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com
PANASONIC 部落Y格斗
PANASONIC BEST Y-BLOGGIST
Joey Ong Jia Hui
I-IS-JONG
http://iisjong.blogspot.com
CASIO SHEEN 最佳时尚部落格
CASIO SHEEN BEST FASHION BLOG
Valyn lim
It’s all about valyn
http://valynlim.blogspot.com
DOMINO’S 最佳美食部落格
DOMINO’S BEST FOOD BLOG
Yiwei
Foodeology | 为食主义
http://www.foodeology.com
SOLD.SG 最不可思议部落格
SOLD.SG BEST WHAT-THE-HELL BLOG
俊凭 | 寂寞老师
俊凭 | 一个声音部落格
http://www.lonelyclass.com
最具个人特色部落格
BEST INDIVIDUAL BLOG
F@N
范的涂鸦空间
http://www.fanqh.blogspot.com
最佳旅游部落格
BEST TRAVEL BLOG
少俊
潇洒走一回
http://xiaosaujun.blogspot.com
最佳家庭部落格
BEST FAMILY BLOG
Leonny
Our Everyday Things
http://www.oureverydaythings.com
最佳视频部落格
BEST V-LOG
DrJiajia & BigBro
DrJiajia & BigBro
http://www.youtube.com/user/liangjiasun

WINNERS for the SPONSORED CATEGORIES

GMARKET BEST ONLINE SHOPPING BLOG
Kevin Soh
Double-Image
http://www.double-image.blogspot.com
MARY CHIA BEST BEAUTY BLOG
Elrica
Pinkbuble In Da House
http://pink-buble.blogspot.com
ST701 BEST BLOGSHOP
Caren
CaraMabes
http://CaraMabes.com

WINNERS for CELEBRITY CATEGORIES

PANASONIC 最受欢迎本地名人部落格/微博
PANASONIC MOST POPULAR LOCAL CELEBRITY BLOG/MICROBLOG
Jeanette Aw 欧萱
http://blog.sina.com.cn/xuantasy
PANASONIC 最受欢迎海外名人部落格/微博
PANASONIC MOST POPULAR OVERSEAS CELEBRITY BLOG/MICROBLOG
Alien Huang 小鬼(黄鸿升)
http://www.weibo.com/alien3647

Singapore Blog Awards 2010 – Event Videos

Me with some of the young bloggers who attended the event
Me with some of the young bloggers who attended the event

The Singapore Blog Awards 2010 successfully concluded during a fun-filled award ceremony at Movida, St James Power Station on 10 July.

This is the third year omy.sg organised the awards and with each year, it gets bigger and better with a steadily growing pool of bloggers in the omy.sg blog community. If you are interested to join the omy.sg blog club, CLICK HERE. Registration is free and you get invites to exclusive events and parties.

As one of the main coordinator for the awards and also a blogger myself, you may find it strange why I seldom blog about the event.

Simple – cos I am too busy running around to take photos lah! 🙂

Anyway, I found a solution this year. Instead of posting photos, I will put up all the event videos which my omy.sg colleagues have nicely packaged and pieced together.

Enjoy!

Red carpet with omy.sg presenter, Hock Chuan and Best Modeling Blog 2010 finalist, Qiuting:

Prize presentation by Mr Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports & Ministry of Transport:

Interview with the ten winners of the main awards categories:

Taiwan celebrity, Show Luo (罗志祥)‘s thank you speech for winning the Best Overseas Celebrity Blog:

Best Modeling Blog 2010 finalists, Silver Ang and Kanny Theng‘s singing performances:

Bloggers who were pulled on stage for the various Best Dressed Awards:

EASB students collaboration with the Singapore Blog Awards:

There’s another video not in this list. It deserves to be in a single blog entry. Hence I will be posting it separately. Stay tuned. 🙂

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