Singapore, 15 August 2014 – Winners of the seventh Singapore Blog Awards were announced today at the awards ceremony held at *SCAPE, graced by Guest of Honour, Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and information, and Ministry of Education.Organised by omy.sg (www.omy.sg), Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, the Singapore Blog Awards honour independent content producers who create and curate content that make for fun, informative, and insightful reads.The winning bloggers in the nine main award categories each won a trophy custom-designed by Singapore cultural medallion winner Mr. Tan Swie Hian, as well as a 5D4N sponsored trip to Cebu and Bohol, the Philippines, among other prize.
This year’s notable winners include:Best Topical Blog winner – Seriously Man | Team SMIn their own words, the team behind Seriously Man blog is “Just a bunch of formerly straight-laced, insipid, unattractive, uninspired Average Joes who self-helped themselves to spiffy gentlemanhood.”While the blog is relatively new (started in May 2013), it provides quintessential content for the modern new age guy, covering topics from fashion do’s and don’ts, “playbook” tips for dealing with the opposite sex, and tongue-in-cheek commentaries on issues from a dude’s perspective.Best Food Blog winner – Johor Kaki Food and Travel Stories | Tony Johor KakiTony Johor Kaki’s blog is the winner of Best Food Blog for the second year running, providing readers with unbiased reviews of Johor’s food finds from a Singaporean’s point of view. The 54 year-old blogger visits Johor Bahru at least twice a week.Winners for the Singapore Blog Awards Judges’ Choice categories were determined by a combination of online voting (30%) and professional scoring (70%) by a panel of independent judges appointed by omy.sg. Winners of the Advertisers’ Choice categories were determined by scores from presenting sponsor Panasonic (70%) and online votes (30%), while winners of the Followers’ Choice categories were determined entirely by public votes.
There were a total of nine Judges’ Choice categories, three Followers’ Choice categories and two Advertisers’ Choice categories. Please refer to Appendix A for the list of winners for all the categories.
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About omy.sgomy.sg is Singapore's first bilingual-friendly (Chinese and English) interactive web portal by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH). It is available on mobile platforms via two apps on both iPhone and Android - omy News and omy Showbiz. The portal provides the latest news and info-tainment for web-savvy users who want to be engaged and involved with the news they read. omy.sg enjoys over 15 million page views* from 550,000* unique visitors per month, and is one of the top news/entertainment/blog sites in Singapore. omy.sg also manages a community of 3,000 bloggers registered with the omy Blog Club and is the only media in Singapore organising a series of social media events annually under its Singapore Social Media Fiesta branding, covering major social media platforms.About Singapore Blog AwardsThe Singapore Blog Awards is the biggest social media event in Singapore. It is organised by omy.sg and is branded under omy.sg’s Singapore Social Media Fiesta, a series of social media events running from April to July annually. Into its seventh year running in 2014, the award attracts over 1,500 blog registrations each year and is an annual showcase of some of best blogs in Singapore and regionally. The trophy for the award is designed by Tan Swie Hian, the most expensive living artist in Singapore.About Singapore Press Holdings LtdIncorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. Beyond print, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and SPH Razor. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.