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
 
Winners: Marc Provins and Emmeline Illustration

Runner-up: The Yorkshire Review

Shortlisted:
All My Own Work!
Graeme Shimmin

Commended: broken utterances; stuttered and yelled

BEST CITY & NEIGHBOURHOOD BLOG
 
Winner: As Rare As Rubies

Runner-up: Skyliner

Shortlisted:
A Place in Prestwich
New Girl In Toon
Unicycle Emptiness

Commended: Didsbury Life

BEST FOOD & DRINK BLOG
 
Winner: The Hangry Cook

Runner-up: Peaches and Greens

Shortlisted:
Food Geek Blog
Mean Miss Mustard
Whip Until Fluffy

Commended: Lucyfoodsnaps

BEST PERSONAL BLOG
 
Winner: If Destroyed Still True

Runner-up: Bitten by the Dog

Shortlisted:
Chocolate Sandwich
Holly Ringland
Eeh Bah Mum

Commended: Simon Sylvester

BEST WRITING ON A BLOG
 
Winner: General Lucifer

Runner-up: The Most Difficult Thing Ever

Shortlisted:
Poetry on the Brain
Food Legend
thebellinijar

Commended: broken utterances; stuttered and yelled

BEST YOUNG BLOGGER
 
Winner: thebellinijar

Runner-up: The Diary of an Autodidact

Shortlisted:
Paperback Thrones
Mean Miss Mustard

Clarissa Explains Fuck All did not meet the qualifying criteria for this category and has therefore been discounted.

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