It is a wrap!
After four months of campaigning, the annual Singapore Blog Awards drew to a close a few hours ago at Shanghai Dolly in Clarke Quay.
This is the sixth year omy.sg has been running this event. This also marks my seventh year in omy.sg and the sixth Singapore Blog Awards which I got to be a part of. Click here for a walk down memory lane via all the blog posts I have written about the Singapore Blog Awards since the inaugural event in 2008.
I still remember when we first ran the award six years ago, we have to set-up “internet stations” with laptops for guests to upload images or surf our site. Now, everything can be updated by many people at once on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via 3G or WIFI mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Amazing.
The blogging community in Singapore has evolved and grew quite a bit from the time we started the first Singapore Blog Awards and the omy Blog Club. There were bloggers who came and go, but there is also a core group who supported us through all these years. Thank you and do continue to support omy.sg.
The event this year is special for me because it will be my last at omy.sg. Adieus.
Here is the official press release from omy.sg on the results announcement:
The winners for the Singapore Blog Awards 2013 were announced today at an awards ceremony held at Shanghai Dolly. Mr. Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour. Over 300 bloggers and guests were present to witness the awards presentation.
Organised by omy.sg, Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, and presented by Panasonic, the Singapore Blog Awards honours independent content producers who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.
The winning bloggers in the ten main award categories each won a trophy designed by Mr Tan Swie Hian, the most expensive living artist in Singapore, and a trip, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, to the Northern Territory, Australia, amongst other attractive prizes.
The theme for this year’s awards ceremony was “60’s Fever”, in line with this year being the sixth year of the Singapore Blog Awards. Many guests showed up for the awards dressed according to the theme, and had fun mingling with the various bloggers from different walks of life.
In this edition of the Singapore Blog Awards, there was a total of ten main categories, two celebrity categories and seven special categories. Here is the full list of winners:
Panasonic Best Photography Blog:
Travelgraphy / Christina Gao
Exabytes Best Individual Blog:
Working With Grace / Grace Tan
Levi’s Best Fashion Blog:
J U S T J A S L I N | Fashion Blogger / Jaslin Tan
Nanyang Optical Best Lifestyle Blog:
Scissors Paper Stone Blog / Jasmine Koh
Best Family Blog:
Sakura Haruka / Ai Sakura
Best Food Blog:
Johor Kaki Food Guide / Tony Johor Kaki
Best Travel Blog:
蓝天白云数格子 / Sock Peng
Best What-The-Hell Blog:
俊凭|一个声音部落格 / 俊凭 Willy
ninjagirls.sg / Ninja Girls
Spin or Bin Music / Spin or Bin Music
Panasonic Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/ Micro-Blog:
Alien Huang 小鬼
Panasonic Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/ Micro-Blog:
Jeanette Aw 欧萱
Panasonic Best Beauty Blog:
Pinkbuble In Da House / Elrica
Ribbons, Rainbows and PixieDust / Elaine
Love is Eternal / Karen aka Renzze
Panasonic Best Cooking Blog:
Celestial Delish / Celes
Panasonic Best Eco-Challenge Blog:
The Lazy Lizard’s Tales / Ivan Kwan
Glossi Best Modelling Blog:
Love is Eternal / Karen aka Renzze
JBL Best Pop/ Music Blog:
Mint.Music / Mint Leong (1st)
Spin or Bin Music / Leo (2nd)
Levi’s Best 501 Interpretation Blog:
Claire’s Flair / Claire
Qoo10 Best Online Shopping Blog:
mitsueki’s blog / mitsueki (1st)
Youthinkicarewhatyousay? / ANdyStorm (2nd)
lukeyishandsome(dot)com / Luke Phang (3rd)
Muses 맨날 속속한 것… / jeez-jia (3rd)
Shopping Queen’s Haven / Regina Chow (3rd)
The winners for the Singapore Blog Awards were determined by a combination of online voting (30%) and professional scoring (70%) by a panel of independent judges appointed by omy.sg.
The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.
Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.