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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – Check out over 100 of the Best Blogs in Singapore!

Singapore, 8 June 2011 - omy.sg has released the top ten finalists in the ten main categories of the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 as well as the other finalists in four sponsored categories and two celebrity categories.

Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards starts today till end June and can be done via the official website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like food vouchers, wireless mouses and beauty packages.

The 100 finalists include a diverse range of individuals representing the multicultural aspect of Singapore.

Highlights include:


A full list of the award categories and finalists’ details is attached in Appendix A. Finalists are available for interviews upon request, via omy.sg.

In addition to votes, finalists will also be judged by a panel of professional judges. Judges for this year's awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Mr Keith Png,fashion designer; Radio 100.3 deejays, Ah Ken and Anna Lim; Ms. Violet Lim, Founding Director of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com; Mr U-Zyn Chua, CEO of Ping.sg; Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre; Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions; singers, Ms. Tan Diya and Ms. Carrie Yeo; Mr Walter Lim, Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Communications ,National Art Gallery
; Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner and Mr Low Sze Ping, multiple award-winning photography blogger.

The winners will be crowned at a closing ceremony at chic night establishment, Shanghai Dolly in July, with details to be announced later. The winner of each category will walk away with a custom-designed trophy created by Singapore Cultural Medallion winner Mr Tan Swie Hian and a variety of sponsored prizes, including a trip to Melbourne.

The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2011 are HTC, Deal.com.sg, Asus, Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back, Domino’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United International Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Singapore and Night Safari. Publicity partners are Stomp, ST701, Ping.sg, MyBloggerCon and Youth.sg. Venue partners are Shanghai Dolly and Tiger Beer.

Organised by omy (
www.omy.sg), a bilingual news and interactive web portal by Southeast Asia's leading media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), the Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.



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For more information, please contact:


Alvin Lim
Assistant Manager, Online Marketing

www.omy.sg
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2490
Email: limlh@sph.com.sg

Sherlyn Yap
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1226

E-mail: syap@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd


Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp,
omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.

Broadcasting

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.


Events and Outdoor Advertising

SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.


Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.