“The Blog North Awards are part of the programme of the Manchester Literature Festival and are produced by Openstories (Lancashire) in partnership with cultural blogs Creative Tourist (Manchester/North West) and The Culture Vultures (Leeds/Yorkshire). The latter three organise theBlog North Network, a network of bloggers across the region that organises regular cultural events, networking sessions and workshops. The Blog North Awards are funded by Arts Council England.
The Blog North awards has grown out of the Manchester Blog Awards, which were established by Kate Feld of Openstories in 2006 to promote the cause of blogging and independent writing in the North West. From the start theManchester Literature Festival has supported the awards as part of its annual programme of events, in the belief that good writing can flourish outside writing schools and publishing houses.
Past winners of the Manchester Blog Awards have gone on to publish books, write national newspaper columns and start successful business endeavours based on their blogs. As blogging became firmly established as an integral part of the media landscape, the awards expanded to cover the entire North of England in 2012. More than 500 bloggers entered the 2012 awards, which were covered by the national press.”
Extract taken from www.theblognorthawards
You have until 6pm 1st October to vote for your favourite shortlisted blogs. The categories are: Best Young Blogger, Best Writing On A Blog, Best Personal Blog, Best Arts And Culture On A Blog, Best City Or Neighbourhood Blog, Best Food And Drink Blog.