THE region’s top bloggers were crowned at the only awards ceremony that celebrates blogging talent in the North East, last night at Bonbar, Newcastle.
Categories in The North East Blogger Awards included beauty, business, food and drink, lifestyle, parenting, student, travel with new categories for 2015 including best Instablogger, best looking blog, best music blog and homes and interiors.
Once again the competition culminated in the North East Blogger of the Year, sponsored by Intu Metrocentre, which saw Cherly Lumley from All Round Creative Junkiescoop the top award.
The event is the brainchild of Newcastle creative communications agency O PR, and attracts well-known national and international brands as sponsors including Primula Cheese, Dr.Martens, Tommee Tippee and Greggs.
Judging the awards this year was O PR’s digital strategist Holly Peacock and 2014 North East Blogger of the Year winner Samantha Rickelton of North East Family Funblog alongside a judge from each of the category sponsors.
O PR’s Holly Peacock said: “This is the second North East Blogger Awards and this year we received over 650 nominations from an impressive range of bloggers. The breadth and quality of blogging in the North East just keeps getting stronger.
“The event was a fun-packed evening of inspiration, networking and a celebration – it really is great to see so many digital influencers right here in our region making such big impressions and taking the vibrancy of life in the North East to a global audience. Huge congratulations to all the bloggers who were nominated.
“Big thanks also to Bonbar for allowing us to host the successful event in its glamorous venue, JC Events for the impressive stage set and all our sponsors for getting involved to make it happen.”
Dan Black from Metro Radio compered the event, which saw entertainment from Facebooth North East, drinks samples from The Lakes Distillery and blogger gifts from Funky Laser and Greggs.
Winners announced on the night are:
Best Beauty Blog – sponsored by House of Savannah
• Dinosaur Dances www.dinosaurdances.com
Best Business Blog – sponsored by TSG
• Ashleigh Money Saver www.ashleighmoneysaver.co.uk
Best Food and Drink Blog – sponsored by Primula
• Something Clean Something Green www.somethingcleansomethinggreen.com
Best Lifestyle Blog – sponsored by Intu Eldon Square
• The Book The Film The T-Shirt www.thebookthefilmthetshirt.co.uk
Best Parenting Blog – sponsored by Tommee Tippee
• Sugar Rushed www.ashliesugarrushed.blogspot.co.uk
Best Student Blog – sponsored by Gateshead College
• Frey De Fleur www.Freydefleur.com
Best Travel Blog – sponsored by Newcastle Internationals Airport
• From the North East to the Rest of the World www.thiscouldleadtoanywhere.com
Best Homes and Interiors Blog – sponsored by Adderstone Group
• Tracing Green www.tracinggreen.uk
Best Instablogger – sponsored by O PR
• Tony J Harding https://instagram.com/tonyjharding/
Best Looking Blog – sponsored by Benfield Motor Group
• Love Cats Inc www.thelovecatsinc.com
Best Music Blog – sponsored by Dr. Martens
• Nerd Pit www.nerdpit.co.uk
NE Blogger of the Year – sponsored by Intu Metrocentre
• All Round Creative Junkie www.allroundcreativejunkie.wordpress.com/
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