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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 @ Shanghai Dolly, 23 Jul, 2.30 to 5pm

After three months of contest and campaigning, the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 will draw to a close tomorrow at Shanghai Dolly, 2.30 to 5pm at the finale award ceremony.

This is the fourth year omy.sg is running the Singapore Blog Awards. We are only able to run it bigger and better with the support of our generous sponsors, participating partners, bloggers and voters. A BIG THANK YOU to all!

This year, omy.sg is collaborating with our technology partner LiveShare (by cooliris) to bring you LIVE photo streams from the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony at Shanghai Dolly! The omy team will be sharing photos LIVE as the ceremony unfolds, so that everyone can check out the guests, activities, and most importantly, the WINNERS of the 10 main categories and 4 sponsored categories as they are being announced, even if you are not physically present!

Just visit our official website (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to catch the latest updates. If you are attending the event, you are strongly encouraged to download LiveShare too to contribute to the photo sharing experience.

Now I have to go stress myself over what to wear tomorrow to fit the “History Gets Social” theme….

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – Check out over 100 of the Best Blogs in Singapore!

Plugging this for omy.sg. The Singapore Blog Awards 2011 is one of the reasons why I have been so busy lately.

We are now into the voting phase. Do visit http://sgblogawards.omy.sg to vote for your favourite bloggers:

Singapore, 8 June 2011 – omy.sg has released the top ten finalists in the ten main categories of the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 as well as the other finalists in four sponsored categories and two celebrity categories.

Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards starts today till end June and can be done via the official website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like food vouchers, wireless mouses and beauty packages.

The 100 finalists include a diverse range of individuals representing the multicultural aspect of Singapore.

Highlights include:

– Controversial web sensation, Ris Low (http://www.lowyiminris.com) of her “Boomz” video fame in the Best Individual Blog category

– A Singaporean expat wife based in South Africa, Bing (http://www.storyofbing.com) and two American expats, Crystal and Bryan (http://cbsingapore.blogspot.com), based in Singapore, in the Best Lifestyle Blog category

– The boy who wrote a song to challenge JJ Lin’s Youth Olympic Games’ cheer song, Goh Yong Wei (http://donotfeed-dieting.blogspot.com) in the Best What-The-Hell Blog category

– Johnson Ong (http://nvms.blogspot.com) a published author of various Chinese food guides in the Best Food Blog category.

– Two blogs focused on capturing the sights and scenes of Singapore, “Rediscover Singapore” (http://rediscover.sg) and “The Long and Winding Road” (http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com) in the Best Photography Blog category

– Two daddy bloggers versus eight mommy bloggers in the Best Family Blog category

– A blog focused on bag trends, Bagaholicboy (http://bagaholicboy.com) and a blog focused on Asian celebrities’ wear, Effie in Seoul (http://eiffelinseoul.com) in the Best Fashion Blog category

– A diverse mix of ten globetrotters from Singapore, Malaysia and the United States in the Best Travel Blog category

– Model/club deejay, Nicole Chen (http://www.nicolechen.net) in the Best Social Media Integrated Blog Category

– A young filmmaker, Kirsten Han (http://kirstenhan.me), a cartoonist, Little Nini (http://little-nini.blogspot.com) and an illustrator, Sketchy Lines (http://sketchy-lines.blogspot.com) in the Best Y Bloggist Blog category

The full list of the award categories and finalists’ details are available on the official Singapore Blog Awards 2011 website.

In addition to votes, finalists will also be judged by a panel of professional judges. Judges for this year’s awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Mr Keith Png,fashion designer; Radio 100.3 deejays, Ah Ken and Anna Lim; Ms. Violet Lim, Founding Director of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com; 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; singers, Ms. Tan Diya and Ms. Carrie Yeo; Mr Walter Lim, Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Communications ,National Art Gallery; Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner and Mr Low Sze Ping, multiple award-winning photography blogger.

The winners will be crowned at a closing ceremony at chic night establishment, Shanghai Dolly in July, with details to be announced later. 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 Melbourne.

The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2011 are HTC, Deal.com.sg, Asus, Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back, Domino’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United International Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Singapore and Night Safari. Publicity partners are Stomp, ST701, Ping.sg, MyBloggerCon and Youth.sg. Venue partners are Shanghai Dolly and Tiger Beer.

Organised by omy (www.omy.sg), a bilingual news and interactive web portal by Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), the Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – Blog your way to a free trip in Melbourne!

Singapore, 21 April 2011 – The annual Singapore Blog Awards returns this year with more exciting events and prizes. Bloggers stand to win a trip to Melbourne, Australia, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, among attractive prizes worth a total of $30,000.

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

This year, the ten main categories of the Awards have been adjusted to reflect the developments in the Singapore social media scene. They now include “Best Family Blog”, “Best Fashion Blog”, “Best Travel Blog” and “Best Social Media Integrated Blog”. The latter was added to acknowledge the growing popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor of omy.sg, said: “As the online community gets more social with the proliferated use of social media, omy.sg goes with the flow to reinvigorate the awards by making suitable adjustments to accommodate increased participation in the Singapore Blog Awards”.

The logo for the Singapore Blog Awards has also been updated to give it a more modern feel, incorporating the trophy designed by famous artist, Tan Swie Hian, into the lettering.

In addition to the ten main award categories, there will be two celebrity categories and four sponsored categories. The two celebrity categories, “HTC Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog” and “HTC Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog”, will be determined entirely by public voting. The sponsored categories are “HTC Best Mobile Blog”, “Deal.com.sg Best Shopping Blog”, “Asus Best Tech Blog” and “Adonis Best Beauty Blog”. A complete list of award categories is available on the official website.

Nomination and registration is now open till 22 May, followed by a voting and judging phase till end June. The winners will be crowned at an award ceremony held at the chic Shanghai Dolly in July.

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.

Judges for this year’s awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Mr Keith Png,fashion designer; Radio 100.3 deejays, Ah Ken and Anna Lim; Ms. Violet Lim, Founding Director of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com; 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; singers, Ms. Tan Diya and Ms. Carrie Yeo; Mr Walter Lim, Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Communications ,National Art Gallery; Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner and Mr Low Sze Ping, multiple award-winning photography blogger.

The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2011 are HTC, Deal.com.sg, Asus, Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back, Domino’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United International Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Singapore and Night Safari. Publicity partners are Stomp, ST701, Ping.sg, MyBloggerCon and Youth.sg. Venue partners are Shanghai Dolly and Tiger Beer.

The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.

第4届新加坡部落格大奖开跑  推动“社交媒体节”

Singapore, 21 April 2011 – 进入第四届,资讯娱乐网omy.sg举办的“新加坡部落格大奖”跟着社交媒体平台进化,进入一个更受瞩目的时代。走出部落格领土,加入Facebook、Twitter、Foursquare等元素,“新加坡部落格大奖”将触角伸入更广大的社交媒体世界。

第4届“新加坡部落格大奖”已正式开跑。今年的比赛是omy.sg第一届“社交媒体节”(Social Media Fiesta)三项活动中规模最大的一个。其他两个活动是在4月16日举行的“SG 4Sq Day”,以及将在6月底举行的“社交媒体日”(Singapore Social Media Day)。

另一个和往年不同的是,今年“新加坡部落格大奖”的奖项是omy通过网络调查和票选拟定的,保留了6个受欢迎的奖项:最佳摄影部落格、Domino’s 最佳美食部落格、最不可思议部落格、GYSB 最佳生活资讯部落格、最具个人特色部落格以及部落Y格斗,并增设了4个新奖项:最佳家庭部落格、最佳时尚部落格、最佳旅游部落格,以及最佳综合社交媒体部落格。

此外,“新加坡部落格大奖”的标志也换上新装,将我国多元艺术家陈瑞献设计的部落格鼎融入其中,展现新时代气息。部落格鼎是权威的象征,表扬10个最佳部落格得主的努力,得主们还有机会出席电影“Kungfu Panda 2”首映礼及其他精彩活动。本届丰富奖品还包括澳大利亚墨尔本机票与住宿配套、HTC手机、ASUS笔记型电脑等,奖品总值3万元。

“新加坡部落格大奖”已经开始接受推荐及报名。公众可以推荐部落格来参赛,拥有部落格的格主也可为自己报名。参加者将有机会赢取一个13寸的Fabrix Slim Messenger时尚配件(共5个)。

另外,海内外名人所经营的部落格将经公众推荐及投选的方式,角逐由HTC赞助的“最受欢迎本地名人部落格/微博”和“最受欢迎海外名人部落格/微博”奖项。公众也可报名4大赞助奖项:HTC最佳流动部落格、Deal.com.sg最佳购物部落格、ASUS最佳科技资讯部落格、ADONIS最佳美容部落格。

“2011年新加坡部落格大奖”由HTC、Deal.com.sg、Asus、Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back、Domino’s Pizza、Tourism Victoria(维多利亚旅游局)、Jetstar、Adonis和United International Pictures主要赞助,其他鼎立支持的商家包括Fabrix、1-Rochester Group、Get Singapore以及Night Safari。宣传伙伴是Stomp、St701、Ping.sg、大马部落以及Youth.sg。场地伙伴是Shanghai Dolly以及Tiger Beer。

推荐和报名截止日期为5月22日,详细资料和最新进展可上 http://sgblogawards.omy.sg查询。

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omy.sg turns THREE – Giving away 3 x ASUS tablet netbooks!

omy.sg turns THREE!
omy.sg turns THREE!

Plugging for omy.sg. 🙂 Time really flies, I have already been with omy.sg for more than three years now.

It took a while, but we have successfully built the portal from zero to one that enjoys a respectable viewership of over 10 million page views, generated by over 400,000 unique visitors per month. Some of our major milestones listed in reverse chronological order:

25 September 2009 – omy.sg wins three awards at the IFRA 8th Asia Media Awards 2009. 1) Best in Newspaper Website (GOLD) – www.omy.sg; 2) Best in Cross Media Editorial (GOLD) – www.omy.sg for coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics; 3) Best in Cross Media Advertising (SILVER) – www.omy.sg for a campaign with Bee Cheng Hiang for their 75th anniversary

18 July 2009
– Launched CLing (http://cling.omy.sg), a Chinese-learning media platform jointly presented by Business China and omy.sg, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gracing the event at Dragonfly, St James Power Station.

12 January 2009
– Organised the first Singapore Entertainment Awards (http://sgeawards.omy.sg) together with Lianhe Wanbao, Radio 100.3, UW (U-Weekly). The awards culminate to a mega celebration party at the Marina Bay Floating Platform Grandstand and was attended by 10,000 members of public with local and foreign stars including Show Luo (罗志祥), Raymond Lam (林峰)and JJ Lin (林俊杰)making their appearances.

30 April 2008
– Launched the first bilingual blog award in Singapore, Singapore Blog Awards. The award seeks to honour tireless “new age wordsmiths” who devote much time and energy in maintaining informative, regularly updated and innovative blogs. The trophy for the awards was designed by multi-disciplinary artist, Mr Tan Swie Hian and more than 1000 blogs registered to compete in the awards, garnering over 70,000 votes.

25 September 2007
omy.sg launched.

Think back three years ago, who would have thought a bilingual web portal  can achieve events of this scale and hit such viewership figures.

Self-flattery aside, the omy.sg team is also aware of the challenges we face ahead. Lots more works need to be done. Being in the new media industry means we constantly have to be at our toes to follow the latest trend and technological development. Most importantly, omy.sg could not have achieve anything without YOU, the readers, our lifeline.

Hence it is in this mood that we launch our third anniversary celebration to give away prizes to you, the reader. 🙂 More details are available below.

If you are a blogger, you can also put up a blog post like this to congratulate omy.sg on our birthday and we just might surprise you with a mystery prize

omy’s Triple Fun

omy.sg turns THREE, and we want you to celebrate with us!

Singapore’s leading bilingual news and entertainment news portal, omy.sg, turns three this year.

To thank you for your support in the last three years, omy.sg has prepared a series of fun-tastic activities for you, and will also be giving away three tablet netbooks amongst other prizes!

The portal currently enjoys over 10 million page views per month, generated by over 400,000 unique visitors monthly. This is more than twice the traffic of 5 million page views when the site was first launched, and we have YOU to thank for this achievement!

‘Three is Never a Crowd’ Video/Photo Contest

A couple can enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, while four people can play mah-jong together. Now just what can three people do for entertainment?

If you have ideas of fun activities suitable for three people, tell us! Submit photos (no more than 3) or videos (no more than 3 minutes in duration) of your ideas and stand a chance to win great prizes!

How to win?

Just send in your entries to omycontest@gmail.comby 6 October 2010, 1159hrs together with your name, contact number, NRIC and email.

Participants stand to win 3 sets of ASUS tablet netbooks (eee-PC T101MT), Wild Wild Wet admission tickets and more!

Other Triple Fun treats:

– “Three dishes makes a Meal”Visit Eat Section (http://eat.omy.sg) for our recommendation on which three dishes you can prepare to make a sumptuous meal!

– Lifestyle Section (http://lifestyle.omy.sg) will be sending three individuals for special makeovers to experience how it feels like to be models for a day!

– When it comes to love, three’s definitely a crowd. Check out the special horoscope series on Playground Section (http://playground.omy.sg) and find out how people with different zodiac signs handle love triangles.

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Steven Lim vs Ris Low

Meeting of the web titans - Steven Lim and Ris Low
Meeting of two web titans - Steven Lim and Ris Low

The floor was packed that night at one of the hottest new club in town – Movida, St James Power Station.

It was the Singapore Blog Awards 2010 presentation ceremony. Over 300 guests were present, most of them, established and prominent bloggers in Singapore or around the region.

Our protagonist, modeling agency big wig and web sensation, Steven Lim, bumped into the mysterious former Miss Singapore World whom he always wanted to recruit under his umbrella of gorgeous models – Ris Low.

Watch what happen in this exclusive video from omy.sg as Steven Lim approached Ris Low to join his modeling agency:

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