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Singapore Social Media Day 2012 – Share why #SocialMediaRockMyWorld on Instagram and stand to win three digital cameras via omy.sg!

From now till 15 July, celebrate Singapore Social Media Day 2012 with omy.sg by sharing with everyone, how social media rocks your world or has made the world a better place.

Celebrate Singapore Social Media Day 2012 with omy.sg!
Celebrate Singapore Social Media Day 2012 with omy.sg!

Simply take a photo with the tag #SocialMediaRockMyWorld and share it on instagram.

Your photos will be featured on the official Singapore Social Media Day 2012 website and three best entries will be chosen to win a digital camera each!

Share your entries now! 🙂

More information is available via the official Singapore Social Media Day 2012 website. Singapore Social Media Day is part of an umbrella group of events under the Social Media Fiesta, organised annually by omy.sg.

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First Singapore Twitter Frenzy @ Wavehouse, Sentosa

In conjunction with Sentosa’s 40th Birthday celebration, omy.sg and Sentosa jointly organised the first Singapore Twitter Frenzy event at Wavehouse, Sentosa.

Group photo of a bunch of bloggers who stayed behind to chit chat
Group photo of a bunch of bloggers who stayed behind to chit chat

From May to 3 June, anyone on Twitter can simply tweet three designated hashtags (#MySentosaMemories, #SentosaAfter5 and #HappyBirthdaySentosa) to @SGTweetFrenzy and @Sentosa_Island and stand to win great prizes at the first Singapore Twitter Frenzy award ceremony held at Wavehouse on 9 June 2012.

Three individuals with the Best Tweets won over S$1,000 worth of prizes from Sentosa, including a hotel stay at Sentosa as well as a digital camera, sponsored by omy.sg!

Singapore Twitter Frenzy award ceremony @ Wavehouse, Sentosa
Singapore Twitter Frenzy award ceremony @ Wavehouse, Sentosa
Some simple Q&As on Sentosa to get the event going
Some simple Q&As on Sentosa to get the event going
Everyone is eager to answer questions on Sentosa
Everyone is eager to answer questions on Sentosa
#Sentosa40 trended on Twitter in Singapore on the event day!
#Sentosa40 trended on Twitter in Singapore on the event day!

Here are some event photos:

Song performances by local singer, Shimona
Song performances by local singer, Shimona
Host Silver, chatting with singer, Shimona
Host Silver, chatting with singer, Shimona
Shimona giving away her CDs
Shimona giving away her CDs
A lot of other prizes were given away on-the-spot, sponsored by Sentosa and Wavehouse
A lot of other prizes were given away on-the-spot, sponsored by Sentosa and Wavehouse
Interview with Jeremy, one of the three top winners
Interview with Jeremy, one of the three top winners
omy.sg interview with Ann from Sentosa
omy.sg interview with Ann from Sentosa
Host Silver and one of the three top winner, William
Host Silver and one of the three top winner, William

The three winners for the first Singapore Twitter Frenzy are…. William, Jeremy and Chiro! Click on their names to read their respective blog posts about winning the award.

The three winners with their beautiful trophies
The three winners with their beautiful trophies

Also, check out their winning tweets via the links below:

William on stage receiving his award
William on stage receiving his award

William’s winning tweet for the #MySentosaMemories hashtag.

Jeremy on stage receiving his award
Jeremy on stage receiving his award

Jeremy’s winning tweet for the #SentosaAfter5 hashtag.

Chiro on stage receiving her award
Chiro on stage receiving her award

Chiro’s winning tweet for the #HappyBirthdaySentosa hashtag. 

The Twitter Frenzy is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative. The Singapore Social Media Fiesta is an umbrella of events focused on social media to reach out to the Singapore online community. The Social Media Fiesta brand was introduced in 2011 and consists of four flagship events from April to July in 2012 – 5th Singapore Blog Awards, First Check-In Bonanza, First Twitter Frenzy and 2nd Singapore Social Media Day. 

Following the footsteps of the successful Singapore Blog Awards, the Twitter Frenzy will be established as an annual local twitter event that Singaporeans can look forward to every year.

omy.sg launches first Singapore Twitter Frenzy with Sentosa!

Singapore Twitter Frenzy
Singapore Twitter Frenzy

Singapore, 31 May 2012 – In conjunction with World Twitter Day (on the 140th day of the year), omy.sg launched the first ever Singapore Twitter Frenzy with Sentosa from this week to 3 June.

During this period, anyone on Twitter can simply tweet three designated hashtags (#MySentosaMemories, #SentosaAfter5 and #HappyBirthdaySentosa) to @SGTweetFrenzy and @Sentosa_Island.

Three best tweets stand to win over S$1,000 worth of prizes from Sentosa, including a hotel stay at Sentosa. They will also receive exclusive invites to attend the Singapore Twitter Frenzy Award happening at Wave House, Sentosa on 9 June.

The Singapore Twitter Frenzy event follows on the heels of the Singapore Check-In Bonanza from 16 April to 14 May, launched by omy.sg with Sentosa this year in conjunction with the World Foursquare Day. This is the second collaboration between omy.sg and Sentosa for a social media targeted event.

Anna Ng, Deputy Director, Marketing, Sentosa Leisure Management, said: “Sentosa is turning 40 this year and we would like to extend our birthday celebrations onto social media platforms! In addition to expanding our online brand awareness, we hope to connect with existing and new followers, and reward the most creative tweets with Sentosa treats. They can come play on the island and share wonderful memories on Sentosa.”

Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor, omy.sg, said: “omy.sg is always committed to engaging with the local social media community. Like Check-In Bonanza,Twitter Frenzy is set to be branded as another annual social media event for everyone to look forward to each year. We are really glad to have a wonderful partner like Sentosa to join us on board as a partner for both events this year.”

The Twitter Frenzy is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative. The Singapore Social Media Fiesta is an umbrella of events focused on social media to reach out to the Singapore online community. The Social Media Fiesta brand was introduced in 2011 and consists of four flagship events from April to July in 2012 – 5th Singapore Blog Awards, First Check-In Bonanza, First Twitter Frenzy and 2nd Singapore Social Media Day. 

Following the footsteps of the successful Singapore Blog Awards, the Twitter Frenzy will be established as an annual local twitter event that Singaporeans can look forward to every year.

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. 

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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