Do you want to nominate your favorite Singapore Travel Blog? 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.
Singapore Blog Awards 2011
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/Microbl og” and “HTC Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog”, will be determined entirely by public voting. The sponsored categori es 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 attached in Appendix A.
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, Domin o’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United Internationa l Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Si ngapore 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.