They’re back and this year the BiB Awards are better than ever.
This year we’ve tweaked some of the categories to better reflect the way you blog now and have added some new twists. A couple to take special notice of:
- There’s a new BiBs Favourite category. Don’t feel you fit into the other categories or that you span several. Here’s a place to nominate yourself and be nominated by people who love your eclectic coverage. Think of it as a “People’s Choice” Award. Plus, there’s one award for the Favourite that everybody just loves, based on popular vote, and there’s another awarded by the BritMums team for a blogger who’s doing cool things and deserves a bit of recognition.
- The Outstanding BiB Award will now be chosen from the winners of the other BiBs categories. Before, when this was a separate category to be voted on, it sometimes left us and participants pondering that if a blog was Outstanding overall shouldn’t it then win in its specific category? Sometimes it did, sometimes it didn’t. The old approach was occasionally confusing to those taking part and needed an update. So we’ve come up with this system. As a result, the Outstanding category will be decided by a judge and the BritMums team.
There is a category to celebrate each and every one of you!
BiBs 2016 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.
The award for blogs good enough to eat. They feature mouth-watering pictures, tasty recipes, and a love of the pleasures and rituals of eating. The only problem with the blogs in this delicious category is that after you read them you can’t help but head straight to the kitchen.
The content, the voice, the infectious enthusiasm of these bloggers encourages everyone around them, whether it’s about a charitable cause, personal challenges or simply rising to the demands of daily life. These bloggers are leaders in their field and their inspiration reverberates through the community.
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.
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.
These blogs are a feast for the eyes, with their arresting images. The bloggers who create them combine classic photography skills with an eye for creativity and an interest in harnessing the latest photo blogging tools. Whether they focus on educating other bloggers in taking better pictures or simply creating gorgeous pictures for their own blog, their work prompst us to appreciate the beauty of photography.
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.
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.
Beauty & Fashion
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.
Art, Craft & Design
These blogs have an artistic flair, craft focus or excel in home design…or perhaps all three. Whether they stitch, glue, style or sew, they show us how to make everyday living that much more beautiful. We marvel at the creativity of these bloggers and — along with our crafty kids — are grateful recipients of their expertise and knowledge.
These blogs 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.
Sometimes there are blogs that don’t fit into any one category but we simply adore them. For the first time the BiBs have introduced a Readers’ Choice category, perfect for those blogs that are among our favourites but defy categorization.
A Non-Voting Category
This blog grabs your attention and won’t let go. It looks good, it reads good, the creator innovates and also supports other bloggers in their activities. In short, we just can’t stop reading. This year, the Outstanding winner will be named from the list of BiBS category winners.