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Best Australian Blogs Competition

Welcome to the Best Australian Blogs Competition 2014. We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Best Australian Blogs Competition for 2014! You’ll find the full list of winners here. You can also check out the full list of finalists here.

The Best Australian Blogs 2014 Competition is now closed but will return in 2015. If you’d like to stay up to date with the competition and be notified when we return in 2015 click here to register interest.

And if you’re inspired to set up your own blog, but aren’t quite sure where to begin – check out our popular online course in Blogging for Beginners!


This year, there was more than ten thousand dollars’ worth of prizes.The 2014 winner of the Best Australian Blogs Competition, Christina Soong, received:

  • The grand prize of the Best Australian Blogs Competition is a seven-day trip to Turkey with the global leader in guided holidays, Trafalgar.This is set to be an amazing journey and the winner of the Best Australian Blogs Competition for 2014 will have this unforgettable experience.This will be a seven-night guided holiday comprising return economy flights, centrally-located accommodation, most meals, an array of exclusive Insider Experiences, in-destination transfers and ground transportation, services of a Trafalgar Travel Director and insider moments from Local Experts.

    bab-istanbul3Wander through the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, cruise on the beautiful Bosphorus – the strait which separates Europe and Asia – and experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the country’s architecture, where a modern-day city sits amidst the historic legacy of Constantinople.

    Sample the country’s legendary Turkish coffee or enjoy a hammam (traditional Turkish bath), before going shopping at the Grand Bazaar.

    Christina took this trip in October 2014 – check out her blog for her experiences!

  • $1500 worth of writing courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre.
  • $1000 in cash from Random House.
  • A one-hour mentoring session with Brandon Van Over, managing editor at Random House, to discuss publishing a book based on their blog or any other writing projects the blogger wishes to discuss. Last year, two of the winning blogs went on to sign publishing deals with Random House Australia.
  • $500 worth of books from Random House.

In addition to the blogger who wins the prestigious title of Best Australian Blog, there will also be six category winners judged as most outstanding in their category. Details of all categories and prizes here.

The 2014 competition featured:

The Best Australian Blogs Competition is an initiative of the Australian Writers’ Centre. It’s a lot of work, a lot of fun and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and showcase the outstanding writing happening in the Australian blogosphere.

If you’ve got any questions or comments about the 2014 edition or upcoming 2015 version, you can get in touch with the competition coordinating team on: blogcomp@writerscentre.com.au or on Twitter.