A plug for omy.sg’s Singapore Blog Awards 2010 – a campaign I am running. The top 100 finalists in the ten main award categories are revealed. Vote for your favourite bloggers and stand to win attractive prizes like a Garmin ASUS M10 smart phone, luxurious resort stays from Asia Web Direct and many more.
The full press release in both English and Mandarin are as below:
Finalists of Singapore Blog Awards 2010 revealed
Singapore, 25 May 2010 — The finalists of this year’s Singapore Blog Awards are revealed. Out of over 1000 blogs registered for the awards, a total of 100 blogs made the cut. There are 10 finalists in each of the 10 categories.
Organised by omy.sg, the bilingual news and interactive web portal of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), the Awards honour “new-age wordsmiths” who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.
The ten main categories are EASB (East Asia Institute of Management) Best Individual Blog, Most Insightful Blog, Best LOL (laugh-out-loud) Blog, Best e-Commerce Blog, Best Photography Blog, Best Lifestyle Blog, Best Modeling Blog, Best WTH (what-the-hell) Blog, Best Food Blog and The Y-Bloggist Award (for bloggers under 25), presented by tech brand iKnow. The winner of each category stands to win attractive prizes including a trip to Hong Kong with air tickets and accommodation paid for by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Out of the 1000 blogs registered for this year’s awards, a number of entries are by bloggers from Malaysia, Australia, The Philippines, China and other countries. This is a sign that the three-year-old Awards has gained popularity among overseas bloggers.
Some of the notable bloggers amongst the 100 finalists are:
– TechXav (http://TechXav.com): A 16-year-old boy who is Singapore’s top Twitter user. He also operates an international tech blog with content submitted by youths around the world.
– Aussie Pete (http://www.aussiepete.com): A self-professed “completely-localised and proud ang moh” from Australia who has been living and working in Singapore for many years.
– Violet Lim (http://www.violetlim.com): A successful businesswoman who is also a mother of two and founder of Asia’s first lunch dating agency, Lunch Actually.
– Gordonator (http://gordonator.com): A Star Wars fan boy who makes regular public appearances in his Storm Trooper costume. He is also a member of the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars non-profit costuming organisation.
– Ten gorgeous models in the Best Modeling category. These ladies are not shy to post provocative photos of themselves on their blogs and some of them appeared on television and even made news headlines.
The winners will be determined via public voting as well as scores given by a panel of ten professional judges.
Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards starts today via the official website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like a Garmin ASUS M10 smart phone, luxurious overseas resort stays and more.
Judges for this year’s awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Ms Anna Lim, Radio 100.3 deejay; Mr Josh Lim, Managing Director of Advertlets; Mr U-Zyn Chua, CEO of Ping.sg; Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre; Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions, Mr Walter Lim, Director of Corporate Services and Marketing Communications, National Art Gallery and Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner.
Singapore Blog Awards 2010 winners will be revealed at a prize-presentation ceremony with details to be announced at a later date. The winner of each category will walk away with a custom-designed trophy created by Singapore Cultural Medallion winner Mr Tan Swie Hian and a variety of sponsored prizes, including a trip to Hong Kong, ASUS netbooks and more.
The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2010 are the East Asia Institute of Management (EASB), National Heritage Board (NHB) and United International Pictures (UIP). Air tickets and accommodation for the 10 award winners are sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Other sponsors include Rednano, ASUS, Asia Web Direct (http://www.asiawebdirect.com) and Fabrix. The awards is supported by blog networks, Advertlets.com and Ping.sg, as well as Singapore’s top Online Classifieds portal, ST701.
Adding to the excitement is Rednano Best Mobile Blog Award organised by Rednano Mobile, the mobile platform of Singapore’s local directory search engine Rednano.sg. This is a new category introducing Mobile Tweet combined with Blogs for this year’s Singapore Blog Award 2010, which is predominantly online-focused. Participants who had submitted their tweets via mobile.rednano.sg had been evaluated by a Rednano panel of judges. The selected top 10 finalists are announced today. They can be found on http://sgblogawards.om.sg/category/. The public can now vote for their favourite bloggers by sending an SMS with the code of the blogger to 33833.
百大入围部落格的格主们各有来头，其中年仅16岁的男生TechXav除了是本地人气第一的Twitter用户，他的科技部落格更是国际化，内容由 来自世界各地的年轻人编写；Aussie Pete则是一名在新加坡工作多年的澳洲男子，自称是”已完全被本土化却又自豪的’红毛'”；Violet Lim是育有两个孩子的成功女性，她也是红娘公司Lunch Actually的创办人，让会员通过午餐认识异性的概念在亚洲可谓史无前例；Gordonator经常穿着Storm Trooper服装出席活动的《星际大战》粉丝；入围最佳个人靓照部落格的十位靓丽模特，当中不乏上过电视或出现在报章新闻的美女帅哥。
新加坡部落格大奖的十个奖项是：EASB最具个人特色部落格、最佳生活资讯部落格、最靓摄影部落格、最佳个人靓照部落格、最佳饮食部落格、最不可思 议部落格、最具深度部落格、最具娱乐性部落格、最佳e-Shop部落格以及由科技品牌iKnow赞助的部落Y格斗（开放给25岁以下的博客参加）。每个奖 项的得主都有机会赢取总价值超过4万元的丰厚奖品，包括由香港旅游局赞助的香港来回机票与酒店住宿等，还可捧走由新加坡文化奖得主陈瑞献设计的部落格鼎。 颁奖礼详情将在稍后公布。
新加坡部落格大奖2010的主要赞助商是East Asia Institute of Management(EASB), National Heritage Board(NHB)以及United International Pictures(UIP)。其它赞助商包括香港旅游局、Rednano、华硕、Asia Web Direct以及Fabrix，并由部落格网络Advertlets.com和Ping.sg，以及本地顶尖分类广告网站ST701鼎力支持。
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