The Blog North Awards celebrate the best of Northern England’s independent publishing, and aim to bring some of the great new writing being published online to a wider audience.

Please cast your votes for the blogs in the shortlist below. Public voting closes at midnight on Monday 29 September, and your votes will then be tallied together with the votes of our judging panel to determine the winners.

BEST ARTS & CULTURE BLOG
 

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Commended: broken utterances; stuttered and yelled

BEST CITY & NEIGHBOURHOOD BLOG
 

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Commended: Didsbury Life

BEST FOOD & DRINK BLOG
 

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Commended: Lucyfoodsnaps

BEST PERSONAL BLOG
 

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Commended: Simon Sylvester

BEST WRITING ON A BLOG
 

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Commended: broken utterances; stuttered and yelled

BEST YOUNG BLOGGER
 

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Commended: KWEI’S EYE

The 2014 Blog North Awards will be held on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 7:30pm at The Deaf Institute, where we’ll see the premiere of a commissioned story by Claire Dean, a performance from Manchester’s Flashtag Collective and readings from the pick of this year’s Northern bloggers. For more information about the programme, the venue and booking tickets, head to our event page.

Photo: BaconOnTheBeech.com