22 April 2011

Singapore Blog Awards 2011

It’s another time of the year again where the Singapore Blog Awards (organized by my favourite bilingual platform, Omy) returns with more exciting events and prizes. This year's theme is "GET SOCIAL!" with the Singapore Blog Awards 2011, expanding into other social media beyond blogs. The Singapore Blog Awards is now part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.



I do feel excited as I can see my fellow Bloggers who are popular got recognized for the efforts that they put in. I have only started blogging somewhere in Sept last year, 2010 and I must admit that blogging looks very easy at the surface when you are only a reader. However, it requires much efforts and motivations to keep a blog ongoing as you need to constantly think of contents to put into your blog at a regular basis.

Exciting prizes are up for grabs this year: a custom-made trophy designed by famous artist, Mr Tan Swie Hian, trip to Melbourne, Australia, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation and other attractive prizes. In total, over $30,000 worth of prizes awaits participating bloggers including HTC phones, Asus laptop and more. Participating bloggers will also receive exclusive invitations to sponsors' events such as the movie premiere of Kungfu Panda 2.

Main Award Categories:




I am glad that the judging criteria are of a mixture of the content of the blog, public and Judges vote though. This is very important as the popularity and the quality of the blog go hand in hand together. Talking about fairness, this will also prevent some people from cheating though.

These will include the following 10 Awards:
  • Best Individual Blog
 Individualistic blogs with strong character and free-wheeling content about daily lives and musings.
  • GYSB Best Lifestyle Blog
 Blogs sharing information that will light up someone’s boring lifestyle. This category is sponsored by Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back.
  • Best What-the-hell blog 
Blogs which focus on the strange, the underground… or any topics that make you go WTH.
  • Domino’s Best Food Blog
Blogs featuring food photography, reviews, culinary tips and more! This category is sponsored by Domino’s Pizza.
  • Best Photography Blog 
Blogs showcasing good photography that brings stills to life and capturing motion in stills.
  • Best Y Bloggist
 A challenge in search of a creative new generation media-savvy bloggers aged 25 years and below.
  • Best Family Blog  
Blogs sharing insights and stories on family life.
  • Best Fashion Blog  
Blogs featuring the latest fashion news and trends.
  • Best Travel Blog 
Blogs that chronicle the sights and sounds of every country travelled, and sharing of travel tips.
  • Best Social Media Integrated Blog  
Blogs that utilise different social media elements to provide blog content to readers.

Sponsored Categories
  • Asus Best Tech Blog
Blogs with focus on tech reviews or have written tech reviews before. Finalists in this sponsored category will need to fulfill a set of sponsor’s Terms & Conditions.
  • Adonis Best Beauty Blog
Blogs with focus on beauty related content or have written on beauty treatment or beauty product reviews before. Finalists in this sponsored category will need to fulfill a set of sponsor’s Terms & Conditions.
  • HTC Best Mobile Blog
Blogs with focus on mobile reviews or have written mobile reviews before.  Finalists in this sponsored category will need to fulfill a set of sponsor’s Terms & Conditions.
  • Deal.com.sg Best Shopping Blog
Blogs with focus on shopping related or have written reviews on blogshops or other online shopping experiences before. Finalists in this sponsored category will need to fulfill a set of sponsor’s Terms & Conditions.

Celebrity Categories

Do note that the 2 awards below under this Category will be determined entirely by public voting only.

  • HTC Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog  HTC
This category is for celebrities' blogs or microblogs written by celebrities in the entertainment and media industry, writers, sportsmen and others, excluding those from Singapore.
  • HTC Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog    
This category is for celebrities' blogs or microblogs written by Singapore celebrities in the entertainment and media industry, writers, sportsmen and others.

Here is how you can nominate your favorite blog for this Award:

Just log on to the official site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg/) to nominate your favourite blogs. Bloggers can also participate directly by registering themselves for the Awards.

Registration period:  From now open till 22 May 2011.

Timeline of the Contest:

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Note: All successful registrants will be entered into a draw and stand to win a Fabrix Slim Messenger 13" (5 pieces to be given away.)




With such attractive prizes up for grabs, I am sure that it will be a tough fight among the finalists. What are you waiting for? If you want your favourite blog to emerge as a winner at the prize ceremony, it is the time to act now-Nominate them at the omy website. Lastly, I do hope that Omy will be so kind enough to grant me tickets to attend the  award ceremony held at the chic Shanghai Dolly in July.

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