There are seven categories for 2012. You can enter multiple categories if they’re relevant to your blog.
Best city or neighbourhood blog:
Keeping it local? This category is aimed at metroblogs and hyperlocal news sites, and any blog focused on life in a specific town, city or area.
Best personal blog:
If you’re writing a blog based on your personal experiences this is the place for you. Whether you’re posting about the joys of parenting, living with illness, looking for work or simply reflecting on your day-to-day life, this category has the tagline ‘based on a true story.’ Your story.
Best writing on a blog:
This category recognises excellent writing, plain and simple. Blogs publishing original creative or critical writing will certainly be considered, but a blogger posting about anything could be in the running. As long as the writing is consistently of a high standard, we don’t mind what it’s about.
Best food and drink blog:
Calling all foodies. This is the category for cooks and restaurant reviewers, food writers, wine and beer bloggers and even people blogging about growing, producing or making food. Dig in!
Best arts and culture blog:
This is the place for people blogging about every flavour of culture, including film, theatre, music, art, design, photography, architecture, television, fashion and books. Highbrow or lowbrow, enter here if you’re an artist blogging about your practice, a culturehound blogging about what you’ve seen, heard or read, or a cultural critic doing serious reviews.
Best specialist blog:
Are you a bit of an anorak about something? Come on in. Whether you write about crafting, technology, beauty products, buses, social media or FC Rovers on your blog, all specialists are equally welcome here.
Best young blogger:
This category will be open to any blog written by someone under 23 (as of 17 October 2012).