This was the shortlist for the 2012 Blog North Awards. It was a very competitive year, with 436 blogs in the running. But we reckon these blogs listed below are the best of the best. For each category we’ve chosen a shortlist of five blogs and two ‘commended’ blogs, which didn’t make the shortlist but which we thought good enough to merit special mention.

BEST ARTS AND CULTURE BLOG

Commended:

BEST CITY OR NEIGHBOURHOOD BLOG

Commended:

BEST FOOD AND DRINK BLOG

Commended:

BEST PERSONAL BLOG

Commended:

BEST SPECIALIST BLOG

Commended:

BEST WRITING

Commended:

BEST YOUNG BLOGGER

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