There are a host of blogging competitions run each year across the interwebs that celebrate amazing bloggers & upcoming stars. Here are the largest Australian competitions and a few key international ones that you may like to set your sights on entering one day.
KIDSPOT – TOP 50 BLOGGERS COMPETITION (Australia)
This competition runs each year by putting out a call out for nominations from readers across the country. A panel of judges then looks specifically at the consistency of blog posts, the community engagement and the quality and originality of the writing style to choose the winners.
The 2015 finalists have now been announced, see the shortlist.
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS CENTRE – BEST BLOGS COMPETITION (Australia)
This competition celebrates, showcases and supports the outstanding writing that’s happening in the Australian blogosphere. There is over $18,000 worth of prizes, including cash, writing courses and books, to be won by finalists and winners.
PEDESTRIAN TV BLOGSTER AWARDS (Australia)
The 2013 Ultrabook Pedestrian Blogster Awards are celebrating their third anniversary by recognising Australia’s greatest online voices. People can nominate or enter into 9 categories including Fashion, Music, Food, Lifestyle, Tech, Media & Design, Photography, King/Queen of the Tweet, Instagram and Vlog.
Each category winner will receive an Ultrabook™ – Inspired by Intel with one ultimate winner claiming the shiny crown of 2013 Intel Blogger of the Year.
APARTMENT THERAPY – THE HOMIES COMPETITION (America)
The Homies competition is about celebrating and discovering the remarkable number of people out there with a talent and passion for home life.
Each year The Homies looks for the most notable home design & home cooking blogs that they can find. Readers can nominate blogs and check out the archives packed full of talented bloggers.
STYLIGHT Fashion Blogger Awards (Europe)
This fashion award competition selects 40 of the most inspiring and influential European bloggers for one of the 4 awards: “Most promising fashion blog”, “Most creative fashion blog”, “Best style fashion blog” and “Most influential fashion blog”. The top 3 bloggers per category will be invited to Berlin for the awards show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, where a panel of fashion professionals will announce the final winner for each of the awards.
Check out the 2014 winners and nominees here
TOP BABY BLOGS – HIGHEST RANKING COMPETITION (International)
This website aims to showcase the most popular baby blogs from mums, dads and parenting expert bloggers around the world.
This is not a regular competition as such, rather it works on a voting system. Bloggers place a voting button on their blog and their readers place votes for them which gives them a ranking on the Top Baby Blogs website. This website can bring in a lot of traffic if you start ranking well so if you feel you fit the demographic, join up and get your readers voting for you today.
Check out the current top ranked blogs here
THE MAD BLOG AWARDS – For Mum and Dads (UK)
This is an annual Mum and Dad Blog Awards competition, in association with Parentdish.co.uk, and it celebrates the UK’s biggest and most exciting awards for parent blogs.
In 2014, more than 300,000 nominations and votes were received in the UK’s biggest and best awards for Mum and Dad blogs.
Check out the 2014 winners here
The Cosmo Blog Awards 2014 were run in association with NEXT. The Cosmo team hunt for the best of the best the blogosphere has to offer in the fashion, beauty, food, sex and relationships, and lifestyle arena. The official sponsor Next is also looking for the hot new thing in blogging.
Check out the 2014 winners here.