We’ve simplified the categories for this year’s BiBs. If you nominated in previous years in categories like Laugh or Commentary, look to nominate in the core theme, such as Family or Inspire. Got questions? Give us a shout on Twitter at @BritMums or shoot us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a category to celebrate each and every one of you!
BiBs 2015 Categories:
This award celebrates the newbies in the blogging world. The blogger’s actual age doesn’t figure; rather it’s their fresh approach to blogging and social media – with content, pictures, video and voice that makes the rest of us take notice. Blog should be less than 18 months old, or recently relaunched.
Sponsored by Mark Warner. Our family-friendly holidays are lovingly created to be wonderful for everyone. In winter this means excellent snow-sure resorts and comfortable, well-located accommodation, but also details such as freshly baked cakes at afternoon tea and sociable après-ski gatherings in the cosy hotel bars. In summer it means idyllic Mediterranean beach resorts with superb tennis and watersports but also the freedom to simply unwind by the pool. You’ll find our renowned childcare programme for kids of all ages and free evening crèche service, give your children fun moments and magical memories. @mwholidays #markwarnermum
The award for blogs good enough to eat. These nominees have a knack for writing about food, recipes and the rituals of eating. Yum!
Sponsored by Vitamix. Vitamix is one of the most trusted brands in high performance blending technology for your home. Vitamix inspires the creation of new, flavourful dishes in both home and restaurant kitchens throughout the world. Explore what you can make with the power, precision, and durability of a Vitamix machine, and learn why it’s so much more than a blender.
The content, the voice, the infectious enthusiasm of these bloggers encourages everyone around them. They are seen as leaders in their field and their inspiration is felt through the community.
Sponsored by Lindeman’s. With 1000 hours of sunshine in every drop, Lindeman’s wines are made to be opened, shared and enjoyed. They’re the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.
It’s not just about blogging. Think of your entire social media footprint: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, G+, Pinterest with a little Vine thrown in for good measure. Heck, you may not even have a blog, but the Internet knows who you are.
Sponsored by SuperSavvyMe, where you can find tips and advice on family life, food, health and wellbeing, home and garden, beauty and more. The online platform is created by Procter & Gamble (P&G), a company that has been establishing brands for the past 175 years, helping people around the world have an extraordinary day, every day.
Most blogs have writing at their core. But some blogs feature writing that makes it hard to stop laughing and reading. Whether a blog reads like a compelling bestseller or gorgeous poetry, this award celebrates the words on the page.
Sponsored by DiaryDoll. Created by tennis star Annabel Croft and TV presenter Carol Smillie, DiaryDolls are lightweight, breathable super soft and contain a secret waterproof panel to protect clothing and bedding against any embarrassing leaks, perfect for period, pelvic floor, or even post maternity problems.
These bloggers combine classic photography skills with an eye for creativity and an interest in harnessing the latest photo blogging tools.
Sponsored by Merci Maman Boutique. Merci Maman create personalised pieces of jewellery which make truly unique and personal presents. Each piece is hand-engraved and assembled in their London workshop. “Merci Maman” translates as “Thank You Mum” in French and their elegant cursive handwriting is inspired by the founder’s French roots.
These bloggers harness the power of video and marry it with compelling viewpoints, informative how-tos or just compulsively watchable clips. At their heart, vloggers are real people having a chat with you.
Sponsored by Costa Brava Girona. The region has special appeal to families, whether your children are little ones, school age dynamos or active teens. Find out the fun and exciting things families can do, from budget-conscious stays to breaks with pampering for mum and dad and more.
Family travel blogging runs the gamut from round-the-world travelogues to just-down-the-road outings. Blogs in this category are passionate about travel and discovery and it shows, via pictures, evocative descriptions and a realistic perspective of travelling with kids.
This is for all you fashion and beauty lovers. To paraphrase Coco Chanel, a fashion blogger’s site should be two things: classy and fabulous. Bloggers in this category are both. Being a parent adds an interesting dimension to fashion and beauty coverage – combining a world view with a catwalk view.
Sponsored by Joules. As one of Britain’s best-loved family lifestyle brands, Joules delights in making clothing, accessories and homewares more exciting by turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. This season’s Little Joule collection is inspired by our rural heritage and is sure to be a winner with whippersnappers all over the land. And using only the most rough-and-tumble ready fabrics, every piece will remain hand-me-down-worthy for years to come.
They stitch, they glue and so much more, and they tell us how to do it. We marvel at the creativity of these bloggers and — along with our crafty kids — are grateful recipients of their expertise and knowledge.
Sponsored by Lady Sew and Sew, the largest independent patchwork and quilting retailer in the UK (and Europe). Their Henley-on-Thames Warehouse is jam-packed full of gorgeous fabrics and inspirations! With over 15,000 fabrics, you can be certain to find something for every project, as well as a host of classes to get your creativity talents moving. Their shop in Marlow has knitting yarns to die for and their staff are always helpful with ideas. Worldwide mail order service, celebrity workshops, evening lectures, fashion shows…the list is endless!
These blogs that share the laughter and tears of family life, telling stories that elicit a-ha’s and understanding from all of us. They are honest and open about the realities of family life and we love them for it.
Sponsored by Reading Eggs – where children love to learn! Full of educationally sound, fun and interactive activities, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress focus on the most fundamental skill needed in school: reading and comprehension. Children from 3 to 13 years of age, will enjoy the huge variety of reading and comprehension lessons, activities and games that make up the Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress programmes. @readingeggs
Sponsored by Bella Bathrooms. At Bella Bathrooms we are proud to offer a vast range of bathroom products to help you create the perfect bathroom. We pride ourselves on only using the UK’s leading manufacturers to supply you with the highest quality bathroom fixtures and fittings. All are available at competitive prices and quick delivery times throughout the UK.