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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
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Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2 – Eco Crafts for You and Your Lil’ One!

As part of the lead-up programs to the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 award ceremony on 21 July, omy.sg organised a series of fun learning workshops for everyone, together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic.

The first workshop on 26 May was a photography workshop with bloggers, Jerome Lim and Christine Ng sharing tips on photography as well as insights on effective story-telling through images.

Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2
Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 2

The second workshop took place at Fullhouse Cafe Singapore on 16 June and was hosted by blogger and actress, Joanne-Marie Sim. Attendees were parent-child pairs who came to try out some hand-ons eco craft while educating the children on the importance of being eco-friendly.

Host Joanne with the kids flaunting their eco crafts
Host Joanne with the kids flaunting their eco crafts

At the workshop, attendees learn how to make a cushion pillow from an old tee-shirt; a dish made from magazine pages; and a pencil holder/ flower pot from old socks.

Here are some of the event photos:

Fullhouse Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel
Fullhouse Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel
Host Joanne working on her eco crafts
Host Joanne working on her eco crafts
Joanne warming-up the kids with a little game
Joanne warming-up the kids with a little game
The kids having fun
The kids having fun
A father reading a Panasonic eco book on Fridges to his little son
A father reading a Panasonic eco book on Fridges to his little son
The first eco craft for the day was making a pencil holder/ pot out of old socks
The first eco craft for the day was making a pencil holder/ pot out of old socks
Sticking eyes onto the socks
Sticking eyes onto the socks
Kids at work
Kids at work
A mother helping her daughter with the glue
A mother helping her daughter with the glue
Joanne chatting with a little boy on his cute little socks holder
Joanne chatting with a little boy on his cute little socks holder
Joanne inspecting a sock holder
Joanne inspecting a socks holder
Moving on to the tee-shirt pillow next
Moving on to the tee-shirt pillow next
Joanne doing a demonstration on stage
Joanne doing a demonstration on stage
Stuffing the tee-shirt
Stuffing the tee-shirt
A mum helping her daughter on the stuffing
A mum helping her daughter on the stuffing
Gluing the seams
Gluing the seams
Completed pig pillow
Completed pig pillow
Cloud pillow
Cloud pillow
Power ranger pillow
Power ranger pillow
Two sisters showing off their tee-shirt pillows
Two sisters showing off their tee-shirt pillows
Blogger Cendrine and her daughter with their tee-shirt pillow
Blogger Cendrine and her daughter with their tee-shirt pillow
Two sisters getting interviewed by omy.sg on their pillow creations
Two sisters getting interviewed by omy.sg on their pillow creations
Another little boy getting interviewed
Another little boy getting interviewed
Tea-break and some light snacks for everyone
Tea-break and some light snacks for everyone
A group of kids showing off their tee-shirt pillows on stage
A group of kids showing off their tee-shirt pillows on stage
Another group of kids with their tee-shirt pillows
Another group of kids with their tee-shirt pillows
Last eco craft for the day - making paper dishes from old magazine pages
Last eco craft for the day – making paper dishes from old magazine pages
Gluing the paper sticks together
Gluing the paper sticks together
Parents chipping in to help
Parents chipping in to help
A girl with her completed paper dish
A girl with her completed paper dish
Another two girls with their completed dishes
Another two girls with their completed dishes
Smiling faces everywhere as the workshop comes to an end
Smiling faces everywhere as the workshop comes to an end
Parents got busy taking photos of their kids with their eco crafts
Parents got busy taking photos of their kids with their eco crafts
A little boy taking a photo with our working staff
A little boy taking a photo with our working staff
Everyone wanted a photo with Joanne the host
Everyone wanted a photo with Joanne the host

I had fun watching the children exercise their creativity when completing their various eco crafts. When my baby son Asher is older, I will love to teach him how to make a cushion pillow from his old tee-shirt too.

Everyone, both young and old left the workshop with a big smile on their faces and a bag full of self-made items to bring home. The little ones also learn a bit more on caring for the environment – a small step towards a greener tomorrow.

Did I mention that this workshop is completely FREE? This is all thanks to the generous sponsorship of Panasonic.

There will be one last workshop featuring a cooking demonstration by food bloggers Daniel Ang and Maureen Ow. Due to overwhelming response, registration is already closed.

Nonetheless, stay tuned to omy.sg for other interesting updates and more such exciting events. 🙂

Panasonic Fun Learning Workshop 1 – Photos Make Your Blogs Go Pop!

As part of the lead-up programs to the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 award ceremony on 21 July, omy.sg organised a series of fun learning workshops for everyone, together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic.

Workshop venue sponsored by Albert Court Village Hotel
Workshop venue sponsored by Albert Court Village Hotel
Lumix cameras and lenses on display
Lumix cameras and lenses on display
Exterior of the chic Albert Court Village Hotel
Exterior of the chic Albert Court Village Hotel

The first workshop was a photography workshop over the weekend with bloggers, Jerome Lim and Christine Ng as they share tips on photography as well as insights on effective story-telling through images.

Christine sharing her photography tips
Christine sharing her photography tips
Jerome sharing photography tips
Jerome sharing photography tips
James from Panasonic sharing technical tricks on the Lumix cameras
James from Panasonic sharing technical tricks on the Lumix cameras

Participants get to be among the first in Singapore to try out the Panasonic Lumix GF5 camera – the camera only just launched in the local market the same week!

Group picture
Group picture
Successful jump shot
Successful group jump shot

The workshop was held at the heritage site of Albert Court Village Hotel, located just beside Sim Lim Square and near the Little India area.

After listening to the presentations by Christine, Jerome and James from Panasonic, the participants were treated to some light refreshment, courtesy of Albert Court Village Hotel before setting off on a photography walking trail round Little India:

Colourful flower garlands
Colourful flower garlands
Taking pictures of the flower garlands
Taking pictures of the flower garlands
A group of Panasonic photographers invading a store in Little India
A group of Panasonic photographers invading a store in Little India
$1 sunglasses!
$1 sunglasses!
Take pictures!
Take pictures!
Vegetable stall
Vegetable stall
(L to R): Coconut, mango and banana flower
(L to R): Coconut, mango and banana flower
A lady buying vegetable
A lady buying vegetable
Sunny tomatoes
Sunny tomatoes
Giant bananas
Giant bananas
Limes and calamansi
Limes and calamansi
An entire shop selling bangles and trinkets
An entire shop selling bangles and trinkets
One of the many goldsmiths along Little India
One of the many goldsmiths along Little India
A technology firm on a second floor unit
A technology firm on a second floor unit
Curious resident
Curious resident
Old school shop house
Old school shop house
The decor and theme for this restaurant is really cheesy, but yet attractive in a strange way
The decor and theme for this restaurant is really cheesy, but yet attractive in a strange way
The staff from Jungle Tandoori were happy to pose for photographs and chat with everyone
The staff from Jungle Tandoori were happy to pose for photographs and chat with everyone
A Hindi temple
A Hindi temple
Along the wall of the Hindi temple
Along the wall of the Hindi temple
Conservation shop houses
Conservation shop houses
Ghandi Video and Photo - Very Cheap Rates!
Ghandi Video and Photo – Very Cheap Rates!
You can take these Bollywood-style passport photos for just $3!
You can take these Bollywood-style passport photos for just $3!
A Sikh temple beside the hotel
A Sikh temple beside the hotel
The colourful and iconic Residence of Tan Teng Niah
The colourful and iconic Residence of Tan Teng Niah
Front view of the colourful heritage building
Front view of the colourful heritage building
Galore of yellow coloured food
Galore of yellow coloured food
Curious onlookers
Curious onlookers
Christine and Jerome addressing the participants
Christine and Jerome addressing the participants
Curvy figurine
Curvy figurine
Cute statue outside an Indian restaurant
Cute statue outside an Indian restaurant
A shop selling images of Hindi Gods and Goddesses
A shop selling images of Hindi Gods and Goddesses
Closer view of some of the deity images
Closer view of some of the deity images
Indian books and magazines
Indian books and magazines
This used to be the tallest building in Singapore
This used to be the tallest building in Singapore
Walking back to the hotel to end off the trail
Walking back to the hotel to end off the trail
A tourist with a Panasonic camera, approaching James for help with his camera functions
A tourist with a Panasonic camera, approaching James for help with his camera functions

The weather was sweltering hot as usual, but everyone had a good time, snapping away on their Panasonic GF3 and GF5 loan sets.

Did I mention that this workshop is completely FREE? This is all thanks to the generous sponsorship of Panasonic.

There are another two fun workshops with Panasonic and omy.sg coming up soon. The second workshop, “Eco-Craft for You and Your Lil’ One” has just ended its registration. Popular blogger and youtube video host, Joanne Marie-Sim will be teaching parents and their child, aged between 5 to 12 on some simple environmental crafts.

The last workshop will be a cooking demonstration by food bloggers Daniel Ang and Maureen Ow. More details will be available closer to date. Again, this is completely FREE! Do keep a look out!

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 – Cast your vote for the best Blogs in Singapore!

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 Finalists Revealed!
Singapore Blog Awards 2012 Finalists Revealed!

Singapore, 22 May 2012 – omy.sg has released the top ten finalists in the ten main categories of the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 as well as the other finalists in three sponsored categories and two celebrity categories. The 100 finalists include a diverse range of individuals representing the multicultural aspect of Singapore.

Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards starts today till 30 June and can be done via the official website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like a Casio Sheen watch, Domino’s Pizza vouchers and more.

In conjunction with Singapore Blog Awards reaching its fifth year milestone, five bloggers were also awarded with a first-ever “Super Blogger Award’ by omy.sg. These five bloggers – Peter Breitkreutz, Catherine Ling, Goh Yong Wei, Eunice Khong, and Christine Ng, have not only been supportive of the Singapore Blog Awards over the years, but more importantly, are exemplars of the value of sharing information and experience via blog content.

Super Blogger Award
Super Blogger Award

The winners of the ten main award categories will be announced at this year’s award ceremony on 21 July at Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel. Invited guests will get to sample the best of local hawker delights at the Singapore Food Trail, a unique 1960s-themed food street, while the winners of the respective categories are unveiled.

As a lead-up to the award ceremony, omy.sg will be hosting three bloggers’ workshops (http://project.omy.sg/panasonic-workshops/) together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic. The workshops, helmed by well-known Singapore bloggers, will cover topics on photography, eco crafts and a cooking demonstration. Registration is free and all are welcome to participate.

In a tie-up with Far East Hospitality this year, omy.sg is also extending an invitation to bloggers outside of Singapore to attend the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony with 3D2N hotel accommodations sponsored by a group of seven hotels under the Far East Hospitality group (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg/2012/overseas-blogger-sponsorship/).

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.

More information are available on the official Singapore Blog Awards website. 

Why Join the Singapore Blog Awards?

This year is the fifth year omy.sg is running the Singapore Blog Awards. If you tell me five years ago that an event like this can grow to the scale it is now, I would not have believe it either.

omy.sg would not have been able to pull this off year after year, without the strong and growing support of our sponsors and the blogging community.

The 5th Singapore Blog Awards

Here is a link to a page showcasing all the previous winners from the past four years. 

Nostalgic?

Check out the past years Singapore Blog Awards sites for a walk down memory lane:

Singapore Blog Awards 2008 – Pink Party @ Asian Civilisation Museum 

Singapore Blog Awards 2009 – Slumber Party @ Supper Club

Singapore Blog Awards 2010 – Hollywood Glam @ Movida, St James Powerstation

Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – History Gets Social @ Shanghai Dolly

If you are a blogger and have not joined us before for the previous Singapore Blog Awards, here’s five reasons why you should join the Singapore Blog Awards 2012:

1. Fantastic prizes. Over $30,000 worth of prizes are at stake this year.

2. You get to travel to Macau for the International Fireworks Festival and make new friends with other bloggers. Check out what fun the 2010 winners had in Hong Kong and the 2011 winners in Melbourne, Australia.

3.  You get to attend the award ceremony in July. It will be held at the Singapore Food Trail at the Singapore Flyer this year. Guests will get to sample the best of local hawker fares and of course, ride on the Singapore Flyer, the largest Giant Observation Wheel in the world!

4. Get your blog known. The award organiser, omy.sg, is part of the Singapore Press Holdings media group. Expect coverage from many of the top news media in Singapore if you are among the winners or even the finalists.

5. Join for the fun of it! There’s no registration fee and it takes less than ten minutes to register online. You do not need to be a part of any blog network or cliche to join – the award is open to anyone who owns a blog, including bloggers from outside Singapore. There’s nothing to lose even if you do not win.

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 – Blog your way to the Macau International Fireworks Festival!

The Singapore Blog Awards is here again!

Singapore Blog Awards 2012
Singapore Blog Awards 2012

This is the fifth year I am running the Singapore Blog Awards together with the omy.sg team. Time flies, seriously.

Yong Wei was still under 16 and was a finalist in the Best Youth Blog category in the first year. Now, he is working at omy.sg a few tables away from me.

This year, we have over $30,000 worth of prizes lined up for participating bloggers and voters, including a trip to Macau for the International Fireworks Festival; Panasonic cameras and camcorders; Casio Sheen watches and more!

Register your blog or nominate your favourite blogs now! Do not miss the deadline on 6 May 2012.

A few tips for bloggers taking part:

– you do not have to wait for others to nominate you, just register your blog directly. You have a public blog, you can’t be that shy! (besides, you cannot tell if a blogger was nominated or registered directly on the website)
– you can register for as many categories as you like if you deem them relevant
– omy.sg accept blog registration from foreigners outside of Singapore; get your foreign blogger friends to join too
– the new Best V-Log category accepts youtube pages or other video hosting pages and not just conventional blog hosting sites
– do not clutter all the registration in the Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Individual Blog categories; look through the other categories and join them too if they are relevant. The more bloggers there are in a category, the lower the chance of getting selected as a finalist.

Special categories to watch out for:

Gmarket Best Online Shopping Blog: All ten finalists will get S$100 Gmarket shopping credits each! Three winners from among the finalists stand to win over S$1,000 worth of Gmarket shopping credits and products!
– Mary Chia Best Beauty Blog: All ten finalists will get to organise a spa party at a Mary Chia outlet for your friends – with expenses covered by Mary Chia! The top blogger in this category stand to win over S$5000 worth of products and services from Mary Chia!
ST701 Best Blogshop: All ten finalists will get S$1000 worth of banner impressions on ST701.com to promote your own business. The top blogshop will win an additional S$5000 worth of banner impressions!

Create Your SuperPower Contest

You can download the official Singapore Blog Awards 2012 logo and superpower speech bubbles to come up with your own creative images. Submit your photo to campaign.omy@gmail.com and stand to win a mystery prize if the team at omy.sg likes your creation!

Here’s the official media release sent out today:

Singapore, 10 April 2012 – The annual Singapore Blog Awards return for the fifth year with more exciting events and prizes. Bloggers stand to win a trip, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, to experience the annual International Fireworks Festival in Macau, among other attractive prizes worth a total of $30,000.

Organised by omy.sg (www.omy.sg), Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, and presented by Panasonic, the Singapore Blog Awards honour new-age wordsmiths who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.

There is a total of 10 main categories, two celebrity categories and three sponsored categories. A complete list of award categories can be found here.

This year, omy.sg introduces the “Best V-log” award, a brand new addition to the 10 main categories of Singapore Blog Awards, created to acknowledge the increasing popularity of home-made videos shared on YouTube and other online video services as a form of blogging.

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 sponsored categories are “Gmarket Best Online Shopping Blog”, “Mary Chia Best Beauty Blog”, and “ST701 Best Blogshop”.

Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor of omy.sg, said: “Thanks to the growing support and participation from bloggers and the online community over the past four years, the Singapore Blog Awards has established itself as one of the biggest social media event which everyone looks forward to annually.

This year, we will be expanding the Singapore Blog Awards platform into an umbrella of social media events under the omy.sg’s Singapore Social Media Fiesta brand. Upcoming events include Singapore Check-In Bonanza, Singapore Twitter Frenzy and Singapore Social Media Day, spread across four months from now till July, reaching more audiences through various social media platforms.”

Nomination and registration is now open till 6 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 andomy.sg as well as a slew of other engaging events organised with other sponsors.

In line with the fifth anniversary of the Singapore Blog Awards, omy.sg would be acknowledging five “Super Bloggers” who have contributed to the blogosphere in their own unique ways. The identities of these bloggers will be revealed on the official Singapore Blog Awards site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) on a later date.

This year’s award ceremony will be held at Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, where invited guests will get to sample the best of local hawker delights at the Singapore Food Trail, a unique 1960s-themed food street, while the winners of the respective categories are unveiled.

Members of the public can log on to the official SBA site 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.

This year’s Singapore Blog Awards is made possible by our generous presenting sponsor, Panasonic; main sponsors, Casio Sheen, Macau Government Tourist Office, Domino’s Pizza, Gmarket, Mary Chia, SOLD.SG, Singapore Flyer and ST701; sponsors, Golden Village and Singapore Food Trail.