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