Best Australian Blog 2013 overall winner
Selecting the winners for the Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition was very difficult because the quality of entrants this year was extremely high. The category judges were faced with an almost impossible task of selecting only one winner from their five finalists. The scores in the final rounds have never been closer.
The winner of the Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition is Sneh Roy for her blog Cook Republic. Sneh won the Lifestyle category, which had 480 entries. The total number of entries in the competition was 1122.
Sneh's blog is full of great recipes, gorgeous pictures and beautiful writing. Several of the judges commented on how impressive it was to see an independent blogger producing so much outstanding content.
2013 category winners
Congratulations to all the winners in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition.
Personal and Parenting winner
Personal and Parenting category judge Kerri Sackville on Reservoir Dad:
"If David Sedaris had got married and had kids, he would have been Reservoir Dad. RD's writing is fall-on-the-floor funny, sharp, witty and just a little bit sexy. Love."
Cook Republic - Sneh Roy
Lifestyle/Hobby category judge Marina Go on
"Wow. What a beautiful site that takes you on Sneh's food journey. Sneh is a story-teller. I love that you can print the recipes, indicating that Sneh has thought hard about how her audience might utilise them. The food photography is stunning."
herBusiness - Suzi Dafnis
Business category judge Robert Gerrish on herBusiness:
"I've long admired the work of Suzi and the team at ABN. Everything they do brims with quality and professionalism and their blog is a classic example - perfectly targeted, well written and timely. This is how business blogging should be."
Words and Writing winner
Read in a Single Sitting - Stephanie Campisi
Words and Writing category judge Brandon Van Over on Read in a Single Sitting:
"I found Read in a Single Sitting really thoughtful, diverse in content, accessible and well designed. You can see the passion that goes into it, without screaming, 'I'm passionate!'."
Editor: Paula Matthewson
AusVotes contributors: Beachdair, Ed Butler, El Gibbs, Lyn Calcutt, Richard Chirgwin, Kathryn Crosby, Paul Davis, Paula Matthewson, Nathan Lenten, Samuel Mullins, M Nash, Nick Osbaldiston, pseudomorph, Andrew Tied, Preston Towers, Damien Walker, Whit Goughlam.
Commentary category judge Greg Jericho on AusVotes 2013:
"Ausvotes2013 has quickly become a source of interesting and informative writing and equally intelligent discussion. It provides viewpoints from across the political spectrum and has displayed that the blogging space is not set in stone. It is a worthy addition to the political discourse especially in an election year."
People's Choice Award
Home I Own - Chris Lang
The most popular blog is Chris Lang's Home I Own, which received 1,468 votes. A total of 16,361 people voted in the People's Choice Awards. Congratulations Chris!
Special Award winners - New Blog
Special Award winners - Outstanding Advocacy Post
Don’t just wear a white ribbon...Start the conversation
Special Award winners - Outstanding Humorous Post
Ben Pobjie's Wonderful World Of Objects
The time is now
Special Award winners - Outstanding Use of Photography
The Hungry Australian
Exploring Dubai: Spices, Diamonds, Gold, Fruit & Veg.
Congratulations to all the finalists in the Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition.
AusVotes 2013 - Drag0nista
Ben Pobjie's Wonderful World of Objects - Ben Pobjie
Cinema Autopsy - Thomas Caldwell
The Failed Estate - Mr Denmore
Only The Depth Varies - Sally Piracha
Bushwalking Blog - Neil Fahey
Cook Republic - Sneh Roy
The Cook Who Knew Nothing - Tanya Zouev
The Hungry Australian - Christina Soong-Kroeger
Time Travel Turtle - Michael Turtle
Personal and Parenting finalists
About a Bugg – Renee Bugg
Reservoir Dad – Reservoir Dad
Tara Moss's Blog – Tara Moss
The Chook House – Nicole Lobry de Bruyn
Zoey Martin – Zoey Martin
Agent Mark Kelly – Mark Kelly
Decoding the New Economy – Paul Wallbank
Delimiter – Renai LeMay
herBusiness – Suzi Dafnis
PR Warrior – Trevor Young
Alpha Reader – Danielle Binks
Book to the Future – Michelle McLaren
CheeseburgerGothic – John Birmingham
Lives of the Poets – Andrew Bifield
Read in a Single Sitting – Stephanie Campisi