Nominations for Bloggers Bash Awards Are Now OPEN!

Who Nominate?

We are finally on the count down to the bash, peeps.

I am so excited I really ought to be wearing a sports bra what with all the bouncing up and down.

So far we have announced the totally-off-the-chart-gorgeous venue here. Then we announced our blogger extraordinaire and guest speaker Luca here.

But now, now after months of waiting I can officially say, that nominations for the bloggers bash awards are

NOW CLOSED

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOMINATIONS ONLY. VOTING DOES NOT OPEN UNTIL 19th May

12165576_10208683248779682_458832141_oI will do a little reminder of all the awards in a minute. But a couple of points to note first.

The committee are very proud of what we are creating with the Bloggers Bash, and last year, you kindly nominated myself, and fellow committee members, Hugh, Geoff and Ali  for a number of the awards. But this year, we feel in order to ensure the credibility, honesty and transparency of these awards, we shouldn’t be nominated. This is to ensure there can be no biases or conflict of interest.

If you haven’t confirmed your attendance at the bloggers bash, you have just 8 days left to do so. We need to finalise numbers at the end of the month. Drop us a line at:

Annualbloggersbash(AT)yahoo(DOT)co(DOT)uk

Similarly, if you haven’t ordered your bash t-shirt yet, and would like to do so, please click the link here.


Nominations and Rules

To nominate, you have two options:

First – Complete the nominations form at the bottom of this post – it will ping an email to the bash inbox, job done. However, it will only allow you to nominate for one award at a time. (THIS OUR PREFERRED OPTION)

Second – If you want to nominate someone for all the awards, then drop us a line:

Annualbloggersbash(AT)yahoo(DOT)co(DOT)uk

If you intend on emailing us, there are several pieces of compulsory information we require. Please note: If you do not include the required information, we will disqualify your nomination.

Information Required: Your name, the website address of the blogger you are nominating, their name or a name we can call them and the award you are nominating them for.

DO NOT LEAVE NOMINATIONS IN THE COMMENTS


RULES

  1. As I mentioned above, the committee members cannot be nominated

     2. If you do not submit the required information, your nomination will be disqualified

     3. To ensure a spread of winners, this year you can only win in one category. Therefore, if you are nominated in more than one category we will contact you to ask what category you would prefer to be in. If you don’t want to choose, then the committee will decide for you.

     4. You can only nominate once in each category

     5. You can only vote once in each category

     6. There is no rule six.

NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE ON MAY 10th 2016


THE AWARDS

Best OverallBest Overall Blog

This award is for the blogger who has the best overall blog. Who is the blogger that for you, excels in a variety of categories? Perhaps they’re sociable and engage with readers, maybe they share others posts, or have a writing style that keeps you coming back time and time again.

Whoever you choose needs to be an all rounder, a blogger that for you is head and shoulders above the rest.


FunniestFunniest Blogger

Which blogger continually makes you laugh out loud? Has someone made you laugh so hard you cried? Maybe you snorted drink through your nose at one of their jokes. Who’s the funniest blogger of them all?


 

InspirationalMost Inspirational Blogger

Who consistently inspires you? Is there a blogger that’s thought provoking and inquisitive? Or perhaps they have become a muse to you with constant provision of inspirational content or imagery? Who’s the one blogger that’s touched your heart? This is the nomination for them.


best dressedBest Dressed Blog

This is for the most stylish blog. Who’s blog looks sleek and sexy? Maybe they use stunning imagery, or a well designed theme, or perhaps they just have a unique written style to their blog posts. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so only you can judge whose blog is the best dressed.


InformativeMost Informative (Original Content) Blogger

This award is for those bloggers with the most informative original content. Who, time and time again writes fascinating content. Perhaps they are a history blogger, maybe, a blogger who writes about writing craft, or maybe they like archaeology, or wine tasting, or perhaps they are an artist or musician. The topic could be anything, what were looking for is a blogger who shares a wealth of knowledge that they have carefully researched and pulled together themselves.

Who do you find yourself longing to read because of their content? This is the nomination for them.


Book Review

Best Book Review Blog

We created a new award because we felt there were so many dedicated book reviewers out there that they needed an award in their own right.

Which book reviewer do you love? This isn’t about being prolific this is about quality reviews. Who’s the most thoughtful reviewer? Perhaps their thoughts on a book persuaded you to read it, maybe they use their blog as a platform for authors as well, or perhaps you love them for their scathing honesty!

Whoever you choose to nominate in this award, please ensure their blogs are PRIMARILY book review blogs.


Services to bloggersServices to Bloggers

Who’s the kindest blogger of them all? Which blogger goes out of their way to help others? Maybe someone helped you kick start your blog with tutorials or maybe they continually reblogs your posts. Perhaps someone consistently provides useful posts on how to boost your own blog. Or maybe you want to nominate someone who provides a platform for others.

Who do you want to thank for their dedication to other bloggers?


hidden GemHidden Gem

Which blog doesn’t get the notoriety they deserve? Maybe you stumbled on them by chance, and discovered a minefield of information. Maybe they make you smile or have such an original style you can’t help but go back.

Who would you like to have the limelight for a change? This is the award for them.


Newcomer

Newcomer Award

This is for bloggers who have been blogging less than a year. So bloggers who joined the bloggisphere after 1st June 2015

Who joined the bloggisphere with a bang? Perhaps they are funny, or well designed, or maybe their posts make you smile time after time. Whatever the reason, this is for a newbie blogger that you think deserves recognition.


Best Pal

Best Pal 

Which blogger do you want to go to the pub with? Or maybe have dinner with? Who never fails to reply to comments, and has thoughtful things to say. Maybe they encourage the community through weekly challenges or blog parties. Who wouldn’t the blogging world be the same without?


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NOMINATIONS FORM

has now been removed as nominations are closed.

 

178 comments

    1. Hahahahahah 😂

      Actually not yet. We won’t do that until we close the event to new people ie after the 30th April, otherwise people who join in the next week would be left off the list. Also there’s a lot of maybes still so we’re chasing down those!

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  1. I was so busy nominating that I forgot to comment… lol! Awesome how you created this nomination procedure! I am just not sure if I messed up my first nomination since I forgot to delete my blog URL while adding the nominee. Hope that works out…. Anyway, congrats! This all is so exciting!

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      1. Hi Judith. You haven’t voted. You have only nominated. The voting doesn’t open until later in May. We will collate all the nominations and then launching the voting in a few weeks.

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  2. Reblogged this on Suzie Speaks and commented:
    Nominations for the Bloggers Bash Awards are now open!! Read the instructions carefully – there are lots of categories to choose from… I will be attending – my hotel and train tickets are already booked and I’m so excited to catch up with my bloggy friends!

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      1. sooooo I think I have done a mistake lol I nominated myself, which is okay I guess? but wanted to do so for the Newcomer Award, but didn’t recognize I would nominate myself and so I clicked on several Awards thinking I would then nominate others……what shall I do now?

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      2. Ok we do encourage people to nominate others, but there’s no rule against nominating yourself. Looking forward to receiving your other nominations too and if you can make it you should come to the event too

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  3. Reblogged this on Journey To Ambeth and commented:
    Ooh, the nominations are now open for the Blogger’s Bash Awards! I can already think of several blogs I’d like to nominate – how about you? Check out the link, remember to follow the rules and, if you’re heading to London on June 11, I’ll see you there 🙂

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  4. I’ve been so busy clicking and nominating that I also forgot to leave a comment. Love this award (even though I won’t get to attend the bash this year, but maybe next year!). It’s my chance to give a little love back to some of the bloggers who mean so much to me…

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  5. Reblogged this on The Storyteller and commented:
    Hey guys!
    This June, in London, will be the second Blogger’s Bash, and the nomination categories have been announced! So if you are going, or if you just feel like voting, or even if you just want more information, then head over to Sacha’s blog now!

    -The Storyteller

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  6. You do understand that I was counting on the committee to rack up all the nominations and awards once again so that I could rationalize that the whole reason I was passed over was because the contest was rigged.

    For the record, I would have nominated you – but I am not going to tell you for what category. Ha. I take my revenge where I can.

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  7. Wow, I feel like I just discovered a new universe. Or the “beyond” section at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know about this until I was nominated this morning (BAD blogger! Bad!). I’m now playing catch-up but just wanted to say how much I appreciate what you do, and how much fun everyone is having doing it. I’m looking forward to being a part of it. I have a newspaper columnists convention I’ve already committed to the same week as the Bash, so sadly I won’t be able to make it. Plus, it’s cheaper to drive to Los Angeles than the U.K. from Oregon. Either way, I’m excited to have discovered you!

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    1. Im sorry it has taken me ALL weekend to reply, *slaps wrist* This comment made my day, just so you know. It’s comments like that that make the organisational nightmare totally worth it! :p haha, you mean you don’t have time to drive 4000 miles to London? Psht… practically round the corner!

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      1. There are a number of posts on my blog about it, if you do a quick search for bloggers bash it should come up with them. But here is the key page https://sachablack.co.uk/annual-bloggers-bash/

        Basically drop us an email with your details when you’re 100% sure you’re coming and we add you to the guest list then turn up and BOOM meet all your fave bloggers! Feel free to invite any blogging friends you have, we just ask that we have email confirmation with their details as there is a venue capacity limit

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      2. Well, it’s both. The awards get given out on the day, but we post all day in the Facebook group and on blogs – so following me helps! but on that link I gave you is all the information for the social media – theres a Facebook group you can join where we post the awards live, and also a hashtag too which anyone and everyone uses in and around the event. Also don’t let not being in the UK stop you. We have bloggers coming from all over europe! hopefully next year the USA too 😀

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    1. I know right! We have had 100’s of nominations. I am SO glad I have a committee to help or I’d be collating nominations for weeks!

      Do you think you can make it to the bash yet?

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    1. So voting doesn’t open yet. This is nominations round only. But ANYONE can nominate a person but the person they nominate has to be a blogger. But anyone can nominate and anyone can vote (once voting opens)

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  8. Hey Sach. Fab post. I’m dashing out but will do nominations tomorrow. Just want to know, last year you gave a list of bloggers to choose from. This time there is no list? Does this mean we can put any blogger’s name down we choose? That would open so many doors to bloggers
    ‘the committee’ hasn’t even been introduced to? Let me know so I can vote accordingly. Oh, and it sucks I can’t vote for the committee, LOL xoxo

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    1. This is just nominations. So once everyone’s nominated we will take a view. I just spoke to Hugh about this, we have had HUNDREDS of nominations so we might have to restrict how many we put against each award for the voting round but until we have ploughed through the nominations we won’t know. Does that help?

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      1. I’d imagine you’d be hearing about blogs you may not even known about yourselves. That’s what I was checking. So you are saying we can nominate anyone’s blog in the blogosphere? Just want to know how to proceed. xo

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    1. Yes. You can nominate any blogger you like from any platform. Once we collect the nominations we will announce the voting open that will be in May some time. So if there is a blogger you like that you think fits the criteria please do nominate.

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    1. Sorry Thalia, I just checked the list, you are coming! 😀 :D. you will have to forgive me, the guest list is getting quite long now and I can’t hold in my head the names of everyone attending any more!

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