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.

Our 2014 competition will open for entries in August, 2014. Please check back here for updates on how you can enter later this summer, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook (linked below) to stay informed.

 

Our 2013 awards evening event took place on 16 October at Manchester’s Gorilla. The results for 2013 were:

BEST YOUNG BLOGGER

The winner: The Ginger Bread Lad - “Quirky, creative and beautifully presented, with clear and characterful writing.”

The runner-up: Mean Miss Mustard

The shortlist:

Commended: In the Blink of an Eye: Poems by Adam Bojelian

 

BEST WRITING ON A BLOG

The winner: Life without papers - “Crisp, controlled writing with a sense of immediacy and urgency that brings these important stories to a wider audience.”

The runner-up: Food Legend

The shortlist

Commended: Unicycle Emptiness

 

BEST PERSONAL BLOG

The winner: Wife After Death - “One of the best blogs this year. An insightful report into the human condition.”

The runner-up: Round The North We Go

The shortlist:

Commended: Reasons To Be Single

 

BEST ARTS & CULTURE BLOG

The winner: Fontilan - “Inventive, surprising and beautiful.”

The runner-up: Ten Penny Dreams

The shortlist:

Commended: I ONLY DID IT FOR THE TIMEX CALCULATOR WATCH

 

BEST CITY & NEIGHBOURHOOD BLOG

The winner: MilnersBlog - “An intimate, confident account of a city’s public face and its secrets.”

The runner-up: Blog Preston

The shortlist:

Commended: Beyond Guardian Leeds

 

BEST FOOD & DRINK BLOG

The winner: Them Apples - “A clear passion for food in a blog that feels personal and professional at the same time.”

The runner-up: Newcastle Eats

The shortlist:

Commended: Food Geek

Photo: BaconOnTheBeech.com