Will Your Blog Win a Nose-to-Nose Blogging Award?

April 24, 2012 |

blogpaws nose to nose blog contest

BlogPaws, the first online pet community to establish an offline social media marketing conference bringing together brands and bloggers, has announced the BlogPaws “Nose-to-Nose” Social Media Pet Blogging Awards, 2012!

This is the only awards program where pet bloggers (and pet people who “microblog” on Twitter and Facebook) are judged by a panel of distinguished professionals on their expertise, creativity, and performance in one or more of 12 categories. And they’re judged on merit — it’s not a pawpularity contest!

Nominations close on May 6th at 11:59pm MT. Bloggers may nominate themselves or another pet blogger or microblogger (Twitter/FB) in the following categories:

  • Best Blog Design: judged on overall design elements of the blog homepage/landing page.
  • Best Blog Writing: judged on overall writing skill – is the message clear to the reader?
  • Best Humor Blog: judged on overall sense of humor – does it make us laugh?
  • Best Bark Blog: judged on the content as it applies to dogs and dog parents.
  • Best Meow Blog: judged on the content as it applies to cats and cat parents.
  • Best Wiggle Blog: judged on focus of blog toward non-traditional pets (i.e. ferrets, guinea pigs, chickens, etc).
  • Best New Blog: less than one year old, with good content and engagement.
  • Best Cause Blog: judged on message, purpose and results as demonstrated on the blog.
  • Best Video on a Blog: judged independently (one video per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  • Best Photo on a Blog: judged independently (one photo per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  • Best Facebook Design: judged on overall design of Facebook header and use of special Facebook page features.
  • Best Twitter Design: judged on overall design elements for Twitter profile background.

Finalists will be announced on or about May 15th and the winners will be awarded during an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at BlogPaws 2012. You need not be present to win, but do you really want to miss out on all the fun? For anyone who can’t make it, the ceremony will be live streamed for free for all to watch.

How to Nominate Blogs for Award

Click here to nominate your fave blog (like mousebreath! and please read the BlogPaws Official Rules and Regulations.

Good luck!

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About the Author ()

Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com. She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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