Annual Bloggers Bash Awards
With just over 2 months to go, the Bloggers Bash is fast approaching! I have my ticket in my hot little hand!!!
Which means it’s not long until I get to meet, hug, smile and talk blogging, to Sacha and all the hardworking committee, plus many of the bloggers I regularly read and who have become ‘friends’.
From Tumbarumba Australia to Chiswick London UK
Yes that’s right – I’m going to London, to not only to visit the Queen, but to meet many of my blogging friends in real life – how exciting is that??
All the way from Australia!!
It just so happens that the Mathematician and I had plans to visit our (blogging) daughter in the UK this year and it coincided with the date set for the annual Bloggers Bash. How’s that for serendipity??
So it was decided, cue eye rolling from said Mathematician, that Melanie and I would attend the Bash together and finally meet some of our blogging buddies in person. It feels weird to know it’s finally going to happen but I’m very excited too. Talking blogging, learning new skills, listening to others and seeing who wins each category will be a lot of fun.
What is the Bloggers Bash?
I am keen to support the committee in their quest to make the Bash a success and so am happy to provide the following information for those of you who don’t know what the awards are. I have nominated and voted for my favourite bloggers in previous years and this year will be no different.
Last year I tuned into the awards through Facebook Live and enjoyed watching from afar – this year I’ll be there in real life 🙂
The Annual Bloggers Bash is now in its fourth year and we’ve been assured that it will be bigger and better than ever this year, on Saturday 19 May. The venue is booked, and the committee has been busy working behind the scenes to ensure we all have a day full of fun, learning opportunities, networking, and, of course, the blogtastic award ceremony. The award categories are listed below and anyone can nominate and vote for their favourite bloggers.
The Bloggers Bash was created by Sacha Black and she is aided by an intrepid committee of eight bloggers. The Bash is open to any blogger, regardless of age or niche. Previous events have included speakers, competitions, a panel, and attendees from all over the UK, Europe, the US, and Canada.
I’m looking forward to the opportunity to network, eat cake, and meet some of my amazing online friends in person! I’m sure there’ll be lots of Debbie Smiles and photo opportunities for future blog posts 🙂
Nominations, sponsors, writing competition, tickets…..
The award categories have been announced, and you can check them out here for more detailed information. Start thinking about who you’d like to nominate, as nominations open ON TUESDAY 6th March – that’s today!
- Best Overall Blogger
- Funniest Blogger
- Most Inspirational Blogger
- Most Informative Blogger (original content)
- Best Book Review Blog
- Services to Bloggers
- Hidden Gem
- Newcomer Blogger
- Best Pal
Tickets are still discounted – you can get yours now by clicking the link.
There’s also a Writing Competition and you can find the details here – The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition – it offers real prize money!
This year the awards have a sponsor! Greenstory will be sponsoring the Bash awards this year – they’re a fantastic eco-friendly company who are awarding each of the winners with a STONE notebook… Yes, a notebook actually made of stone. For more details, check out a review of the notebook by Suzie here.
This infographic gives you all the key dates you’ll need. You won’t want to miss the nominating or voting cutoff dates.
So what to do next?
Start thinking of who you believe deserves to be nominated for an award – make sure you read the more detailed information on each category and start nominating by going to this link and read the small print (rules) as well – Nominations are now open for the Bloggers Bash – make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page for all the information!
Some bloggers have setup a spreadsheet to keep track of their nominations and others have notebooks full of their favourite bloggers. There are of course rules and one of them is that you can’t nominate your own blog for an award )as if you’d want to do that!). For more information read this post.
Good luck to everyone and I know I’m already a winner because this year I get to be there in person. That makes me very happy 🙂
If you’re attending the Bloggers Bash awards leave me a comment below, so I can update my list of who I’ll get to meet.
See you soon London!
You can also find Deb’s World here – let’s stay in touch!