Meet the judges

This years’ Blog Awards could not have happened without the help of the amazing judges who gave us their time. In the first rounds of judging we had over 200 members of the public read and review the blogs to get to our longlist, shortlist and finalist list. The finalists were then given to a panel of industry experts to whittle them down to bronze, silver and gold winners. A very big thank you to all of our judges who gave us their time and expertise. Geraldine Herbert – Motoring Writer Paddy Comyn – Head of PR – Volkswagen Group Ireland / Motoring writer Lisa Deeney – PR for TanOrganic Ciara Kenny[…]

Tickling the Taste Buds at The Blog Awards…

We’re really looking forward to delivering a night to remember this Thursday October 22 at the Blog Awards Ireland event at the Tivoli Theatre. You’ve heard about the entertainment we’ve got lined up for you, which we hope has whetted your appetite. Now let us show you what food and drink we’ll have on the night to really dail up the food envy factor! We’ve got three outstanding food stalls that’ll offer a real wealth of choice for those attending on the night… First up, we have eathos (@eathosDublin) who’ll be delivering some deliciously healthy food options on the night. It took over a year to devise the very best[…]

Let Us Entertain You!

The Blog Awards 2015 event is fast approaching and we thought we’d tease you a little with some of the performers we have lined up for you on the night, where there’ll be a feast for the eyes as we indulge our burlesque and roaring twenties theme! As an award winning burlesque performer, Shir Madness (@ShirMadHoop) “likes nothing more than to surprise her audience”! She’ll be bringing her hoop dancing skills to get the night off to a spinning start! Her acts range from “ethereal and hypnotic” to “high energy with a touch of slapstick comedy” so she’s sure to keep you mesmerised!  For those with a fear of heights,[…]

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Blagphostáil don suíomh gréasáin.

Blagáil do thosaitheoirí… Cén fáth blagáil? Chun eolas a roinnt, chun teagmháil a dhéanamh le daoine ar chomhintinn, le muinín a thógáil, le bheith foilsithe, le hairgead a shaothrú, nó go díreach chun a insint do dhaoine céard is mian leat a rá. Cá dtosaíonn tú? Cén fáth a bhfuilim á scríobh seo? Cé atáim ag iarraidh é a léamh? Céard atáim ag iarraidh a rá? Nuair a bheidh an méid sin oibrithe amach agat tá tú leathbhealach ann. Tá lucht léitheoireachta ríthábhachtach. Leantóirí dílse a dhéanamh de do spriocléitheoirí. Más mó an t-am a thugann tú do do bhlagphostálacha, is mó an luach a chothóidh tú i measc do[…]

**SPONSORS’ SPOTLIGHT!** #6 – Simply Foxy

Introducing Simply Foxy – proud sponsors of the Best Lifestyle Blog category!     SimplyFoxy’s motto is “SimplyFoxy for a simply better you!” As a 100% Irish owned health and beauty, is fast becoming the one stop shop for Irish and International beauty products. With a wide-ranging choice of products, we’re delighted to have SimplyFoxy on board to help support Ireland’s wide-ranging lifestyle blogs – which cover many varied aspects of contemporary Irish life, from wedding blogs to daily diet tip blogs, as well as motivational blogs and style blogs!

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Blogging for beginners

Why blog? To share knowledge, to engage with similar minds, to learn new things, to improve confidence, to get published, to make money, or, simply, to tell people what you want to say. Where do you start? Why am I writing this? Who do I want to read it? What do I want to say? Once you’ve figured that much out, you’re half way there. Audience is key. Turning your target audience into your loyal fan base.  The more time you put into your blog posts, the more value you will build among your readers. Patience is a virtue. Not only do you need to find your voice, your readers[…]


Introducing – proud sponsors of the Best Fashion Blog category!   In the words of their joint CEO, Carol Kane, boohoo are “always open to new ideas and constantly keeping ahead of the trends!”. It’s this enterprising attitude which has seen grow from Manchester’s best kept fashion secret nine years ago to the online retail success it is today, and why they have joined us in helping support Ireland’s fashion bloggers!  Carol describes boohoo as accessible, aspirational, and creative which we feel here at the Blog Awards Ireland is really what blogging is all about! That’s why we’re delighted to welcome them to this year’s Awards!

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**SPONSORS’ SPOTLIGHT!** #4 – Beverly Hills Formula

Introducing Beverly Hills Formula – proud sponsors our “Smile! Competition”   “Say cheese!” Those immortal words shall be ringing out around the Tivoli Theatre come 22nd October! We’re grinning from ear to ear to have Beverly Hills Formula onboard for this year’s Awards! The lovely people at Beverly Hills Formula will be offering… (cue hushed, dramatic pause)… a Very Special Prize for the person who can give us their best pearly smile on the night and posting it to Twitter.

**SPONSORS’ SPOTLIGHT!** #3 – Foras na Gaeilge

Cuirimid i láthair Foras na Gaeilge – a bhfuil ríméad orthu Catagóir Scoth na Gaeilge a urrú! Is urraitheoir úrnua é Foras na Gaeilge do na duaiseanna i mbliana agus tá lúcháir mhór orainn go bhfuil siad linn! Tá cur chun cinn na Gaeilge chomh tábhachtach agus a bhí riamh i sochaí na hÉireann inniu, agus tá Foras na Gaeilge ag comhlíonadh riachtanais, ag tabhairt comhairle do lucht riaracháin, Thuaidh agus Theas, maidir leis an nGaeilge ó bunaíodh é in 1999. Anseo ag Ceanncheathrú na mBlaganna tá fonn mór orainn sárobair na mblagálaithe Gaeilge amuigh ansin a aithint, agus is cabhair luachmhar tacaíocht a bheith againn ó Fhoras na Gaeilge[…]

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The Blog Awards Ireland – Ticket Announcement

The Blog Awards Ireland Here at Blog HQ we have a passion for events and making them the best possible experience for those who attend. We have an amazing night planned for the 2015 Blog Awards and want to make it not only an awards night but also an evening where the blogging community can come together, network, share ideas and experiences, show off what they love doing and have fun. We have listened to feedback we received from bloggers about the cost of the ticket for the 2015 awards and have crunched the numbers so that we can reduce the price. Therefore we are delighted to announce that we[…]