Saturday, 23 February 2013

2013 MAD Blog Awards

Its that time of year again, when you are all hoping that you get nominated and have done well enough for people to put your blog forward to get some kind of reconsideration.


The fourth annual Mum and Dad Blog Awards, in association with Parentdish.co.uk, are the UK’s biggest and most exciting awards for parent blogs.
This year, more than 100,000 nominations and votes were received in the UK's biggest and best awards for Mum and Dad blogs.

Categories

MAD Blog of the Year

The MAD Blog of the Year award recognises the UK parenting blog that makes you want to return time and time again. This sought after award is sponsored by Parentdish and our winning blogger will go home with £500 cash and a fantastic family holiday in the sun.

Best Blog Writer

This award recognises someone who demonstrates exceptional skill in their use of words, and consistently writes posts that stay in our memories long after being read. This award is sponsored by Puffin Books, and the winner will receive a Kindle Fire, together with a bundle of Penguin books.

Best Baby Blog

The Best MAD Baby Blog celebrates the very best blog about a baby born after February 1, 2012. We love these bloggers for sharing those precious early days of bringing up baby, including the highs and lows all new parents will recognise. This award is sponsored by Mothercare, and the winner will receive a fantastic £500 gift voucher to spend at Mothercare or ELC.


MAD Blog of the Year

The MAD Blog of the Year award recognises the UK parenting blog that makes you want to return time and time again. This sought after award is sponsored by Parentdish and our winning blogger will go home with £500 cash and a fantastic family holiday in the sun.
Nominate Now

Best Blog Writer

This award recognises someone who demonstrates exceptional skill in their use of words, and consistently writes posts that stay in our memories long after being read. This award is sponsored by Puffin Books, and the winner will receive a Kindle Fire, together with a bundle of Penguin books.
Nominate Now

Best Baby Blog

The Best MAD Baby Blog celebrates the very best blog about a baby born after February 1, 2012. We love these bloggers for sharing those precious early days of bringing up baby, including the highs and lows all new parents will recognise. This award is sponsored by Mothercare, and the winner will receive a fantastic £500 gift voucher to spend at Mothercare or ELC.

Best Pregnancy Blog

All parents know that 'parenting' begins before a child is born, and this category celebrates all those blogs written by parents-to-be all over the blogging community. Sponsored by Kiddy, the winner of this award will receive a £600 bundle of baby and toddler products.



Best Family Travel Blog

This award highlights blogs that regale us with stories of travels with the family to places near and far. Our lucky winner will receive a fantastic £500 holiday rental voucher courtesy of sponsor Home Away.co.uk.

Best New Blog

Every year, the blogging community grows bigger, with hundreds of new writers joining our ranks. This award celebrates some of the best new talent to emerge over the past 12 months, and the category winner will receive a spanking new camera of their choice worth up to £400, courtesy of John Lewis.


MAD Blog of the Year

The MAD Blog of the Year award recognises the UK parenting blog that makes you want to return time and time again. This sought after award is sponsored by Parentdish and our winning blogger will go home with £500 cash and a fantastic family holiday in the sun.
Nominate Now

Best Blog Writer

This award recognises someone who demonstrates exceptional skill in their use of words, and consistently writes posts that stay in our memories long after being read. This award is sponsored by Puffin Books, and the winner will receive a Kindle Fire, together with a bundle of Penguin books.
Nominate Now

Best Baby Blog

The Best MAD Baby Blog celebrates the very best blog about a baby born after February 1, 2012. We love these bloggers for sharing those precious early days of bringing up baby, including the highs and lows all new parents will recognise. This award is sponsored by Mothercare, and the winner will receive a fantastic £500 gift voucher to spend at Mothercare or ELC.
Nominate Now

Best Pregnancy Blog

All parents know that 'parenting' begins before a child is born, and this category celebrates all those blogs written by parents-to-be all over the blogging community. Sponsored by Kiddy, the winner of this award will receive a £600 bundle of baby and toddler products.
Nominate Now

Best Family Travel Blog

This award highlights blogs that regale us with stories of travels with the family to places near and far. Our lucky winner will receive a fantastic £500 holiday rental voucher courtesy of sponsor Home Away.co.uk.

Best New Blog

Every year, the blogging community grows bigger, with hundreds of new writers joining our ranks. This award celebrates some of the best new talent to emerge over the past 12 months, and the category winner will receive a spanking new camera of their choice worth up to £400, courtesy of John Lewis.

Best Family Life Blog

This award category celebrates the blogs that capture everyday family life with all its fun and challenges. The prize for this award, as is it sponsored by Skylanders, is the brand new Skylanders Giants video game, a Wii console and a selection of Skylanders toys

Best Craft Blog

Craft blogs are a source of inspiration for many parents and can be held responsible for works of art across the globe. This award looks to find the top UK craft blogger, sponsored by Hobbycraft, with an amazing die cutting machine with a huge selection of die cutters and accessories worth £500!

Best Food Blog

Love to cook? This award recognises blogs that provide mouth-watering recipes, healthy dinner options and great family food ideas. This award is sponsored by Brabantia, and the winner will receive a complete range of kitchen accessories, worth £250.

Most Innovative Blog

The Most Innovative MAD Blog category showcases blogs that sit at the forefront of new technology, introducing new concepts and designs into the parent blogging world. Sponsored by Seagate, the winner will receive a fantastic home media streaming device and a games console, along with a selection of blu-ray movies and games.

Best MAD Blog for Family Fun

We all need a little inspiration sometimes, and this award celebrates the bloggers who give us ideas for fun activities at home and days out with the family. Sponsored by Travel Supermarket, the prize for this category is £500 in cash so you can treat the whole family!

Best Fashion & Beauty Blog

Stylishness doesn’t disappear when you become a parent, and this award highlights bloggers who stay stylish and show us all how we can follow suit! The winner of this category will win a fabulous day out at TK Maxx where they'll be treated to a £500 spending spree.

Best Thrifty Blog

It's been a hard year for many families struggling to make ends meet so thank goodness for thrifty blogs that show us how to make a little go a long way. Sponsored by Idealo, the winning blog will receive a brand new iPad mini.

Best Schooldays Blog

This award celebrates blogs that share stories of family life with children aged 5-16, and the chaos and fun that comes with it! Sponsored by Start-Rite, the winning blog will receive a year's supply of children's shoes, together a family ticket to LEGOLAND Windsor theme park.

Most Entertaining Blog

We want to know about the blogs that make your sides ache with laughter, and are guaranteed to make you smile. This category is sponsored by Netflix, and the winner will receive a fantastic 12-month subscription to the online film and TV  service, as well as a brand new Smart TV for the whole family to enjoy.

Best Blog Photography

Sometimes pictures can tell stories more effectively than hundreds of words. This award category, sponsored by Panasonic, celebrates the most creative and talented photographers in the parent blogging community, and the winning blogger will receive a fantastic Panasonic digital LUMIX camera and accessories worth up to £500, perfect for capturing family moments in perfect clarity.


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