The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards are Back!

Now in its fifth year, the Annual Bloggers Bash returns bigger and better than ever. The venue is booked, the date is set for Saturday 15th June 2019 and the committee is busy working behind the scenes to ensure the day is full of fun, learning opportunities, networking, and, of course, the Blogtastic award ceremony. For more information about events on the day, click here!

The Awards

The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards are open to bloggers from all over the world, and are nominated and voted for by the blogging community and general public.

This year, we have changed a number of the categories and the process in which the nominations happen, so please read the information below carefully.

Nominations will be submitted via email.

Each nominee will receive a ‘Congratulations Pack,’ complete with a badge to share on their blog and social media. Congratulations Packs will be received within a few working days of the nomination, and nominees are welcome to share their badges as soon as they like, instead of waiting for a specific nominations post after it has closed.

Each blog is allowed just one nomination, and you cannot nominate yourself. If a blog is nominated more than once for several different categories they will automatically be submitted for the first category they are nominated for.

The ‘Best Overall Blog’ award has been removed from the nominations. Instead, a team of judges will select one nominated blog from each category to be shortlisted for the Best Overall Blog section, which will then be open for public voting.

Here are the new award categories – read through the criteria and see if there are any blogs that you feel deserve a nomination!

Best Blogging / Writing Blog

Blogging / Writing / Short Stories / Poetry

Suitable candidates for the Best Blogging / Writing Blog offer consistent advice and guidance about blogging, hints and tips for using social media effectively, tutorials, advice on writing, writing prompts or offer beautiful poetry and short stories.


Best Book Blog

Books / Book Reviews

Suitable candidates for the Best Book Blog will primarily focus on books and book reviews, indie and traditional publishing, book cover design, fiction, non-fiction, ‘Best of’ ideas, genres, author interviews, self-publishing and marketing ideas.


Best Entertainment Blog

Music / Film / TV / Art / Dance

Suitable candidates for the Best Entertainment Blog category will primarily contain content on films, music, museums, cinema, theatre, dance, art and/or sculpture. Posts could include reviews, exhibition experiences, interviews with artists or cast members.


Best Fashion and Beauty Blog

Fashion / Beauty

Suitable candidates for the Best Fashion and Beauty Blog will primarily contain content on reviews and How To’s, make-up products, launches, seasonal style ideas, tutorials, clothing, high street and designer reviews, Get Ready with Me ideas, accessories and footwear.

Best Food Blog

Food / Recipes / Reviews

Suitable candidates for the Best Food Blog will primarily contain content on recipes, tutorials and demonstrations, restaurant reviews, food news from the culinary world, photographs of food experiences, interviews with restaurant staff and chef’s, vegan and vegetarian, celebration food ideas, wedding food ideas.

Best Lifestyle Blog

Suitable candidates for the Best Lifestyle Blog will primarily contain content on interior design, home hacks, cleaning, decluttering, finance, money saving, journal entries and conversational style posts, personal experiences and interests not covered in any of the other categories.


Best Parenting Blog

Parenting / Childcare

Suitable candidates for the Best Parenting Blog will primarily contain content on pregnancy and maternity, being a working mum or dad, surrogacy, adoption, funny parenting stories, child development, child product reviews, advice when taking children to different places, dealing with child sickness, natural remedies.


Best Personal Development Blog

Mental Health / Self-Improvement

Suitable candidates for the Best Personal Development Blog will primarily contain content on mental health, goal setting and motivation, depression, anxiety, coaching, self-care, planning, organisation changing your life ideas, Bullet journalling for mental health, vision board, workshop ideas.


Best Photography Blog


Suitable candidates for the Best Photography Blog will primarily contain content kit and tutorials, nature and wildlife, underwater, portrait, wedding, landscape, architecture and/or editorial photography ideas, reviews, sunrise and sunset ideas, travel photography, interviews with famous photographers, photography stories and experiences,


Best Travel Blog

Travel / Tips

Suitable candidates for the Best Travel Blog will primarily contain content on travel experiences, things to see and do, packing tips, accommodation reviews, travel money saving ideas and/or location ideas.


Get your thinking caps on and keep an eye out for future posts. Nominations will open on 1ST FEBRUARY 2019…

Have you got your ticket yet? Spaces are limited and tickets are selling fast!


59 thoughts on “The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards are Back!

  1. Clive says:

    I read plenty of good blogs that don’t readily fit into those categories. I think it’s a shame you don’t have something like a ‘Best Multifaceted Blog’ category, as you’re omitting many good writers by these choices.

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    • annualbloggersbash says:

      I think we’re in a rather no win situation I’m afraid. Last year the complaints were that the categories were too ambiguous and the same types of blogs therefore won lots of the awards. This year the complaint is that the categories are too specific or don’t include enough topics. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to cover every single topic – if someone covers lots of topics that aren’t in a specific category they can potentially be submitted under the ‘Lifestyle Category’ as stated in the descriptions.

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  2. Liesbet @ Roaming About says:

    Wow, I can’t believe another year has passed. Thanks for organizing this event again and for giving us the opportunity to vote for the best blogs. The blurb for “best book blog” has a typo in it, as it mentions the blog above instead of “book blog”.

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  3. Invisibly Me says:

    Oooo exciting times! I’d never make it into something like this but for me it’s a great way to give a nod to other bloggers & discover new blogs at the same time. I’ll be ready to nominate on 1st Feb!
    Caz xx

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  4. Jennie says:

    I’m sorry to see the inspirational category gone. And maybe eliminating the best overall is a good thing. The problem is, my favorite bloggers don’t fit into one category. They cross over into many. I will do my best to nominate. Thank you!

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    • annualbloggersbash says:

      I think that the ambiguity of the inspirational category and many others caused a little difficulty when ensuring that blogs were nominated for the correct category and we found that some were confused. If a blog talks about lots of different things in a conversational style then it falls into the lifestyle category. All of the others are very clear. Remember that you can only vote for one per category.

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