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Singapore Blog Awards 2015 finalists announced plus inaugural “Top 10 Most Popular Blogs” voting under way

Singapore, 17 June 2015 – For the first time in Singapore Blog Awards history, public votes take on a new level of importance as the organisers unveil the “Top 10 Most Popular Blogs” voting activity.

From now till 6 July 2015 (3pm), members of the public can vote for their favourite bloggers to become the Top 10 Most Popular Blogs, and/or Twitter and YouTube influencers. Upon the conclusion of this year’s Singapore Blog Awards, lucky voters will also be selected to win prizes from presenting sponsor Panasonic Singapore.

Top 10 Most Popular Blogs

In the past years, grand winners of Editors’/Judges’ Choice and Advertisers’ Choice award categories are determined by 70% Judges’ scores and 30% public votes. In this eighth year, the grand winner of each category will be determined entirely by judges’ scores, while public votes will go towards identifying the “Top 10 Most Popular Blogs” of the year. 

To encourage voters to check out more blogs beyond their usual preferred reads, all voters will be required to vote for a total of 10 finalists (regardless of categories) per submission, and may submit votes once per day.

The 10 blogs with the highest number of votes, regardless of contesting categories, will emerge at the Top 10 Most Popular Blogs. The Top 10 Most Popular Blog winners will receive prizes from Panasonic Singapore, and lucky voters will also stand to win prizes for participating.

Followers’ Choice Awards – Favourite YouTube Channel and Favourite Twitter Influencer

After the appearance of popular Member of Parliament Mr. Baey Yam Keng in last year’s Favourite Twitter Influencer category, 2015 contenders see yet another formidable name. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (@leehsienloong) has been nominated for the category, alongside local favourite mrbrown (@mrbrown). All 10 finalists in this year’s Favourite Twitter Influencer category have their roots in Singapore, such as Singapore Memory Project’s Twitter account @iremembersg, hilarious “Ah Beng” and his antics @ahbengpls, and 2014’s Favourite Twitter Influencer @spinorbinmusic.

On the video front, this year’s Favourite YouTube Channel finalists include a good mix of local and overseas accounts, from the uniquely Singapore voices of JianHao Tan and Ryan Sylvia to LA-based Korean American beauty blogger Clothes Encounters, and even Amogood (谷阿莫), a Taiwanese channel popular for its humorous video summaries of the hottest movies and drama serials.

Voters may cast one vote per category per day for the Favourite YouTube Channel and Favourite Twitter Influencer awards respectively. For more information, visit http://sgblogawards.omy.sg.
 
Singapore Blog Awards 2015 is presented by Panasonic Singapore, LG Electronics Singapore, and supported by SPH Digital, with more than S$12,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

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Ms. Janet Ong 

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About omy.sg
omy.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 Awards
The Singapore Blog Awards is the biggest social media event in Singapore. It is organised by omy.sg and attracts over 1,500 blog registrations each year. It 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 Ltd
Incorporated 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, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also 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.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 


For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg