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The 2011 shortlist is here!

By kate at 27 September, 2011, 4:09 pm

Hey, here it is, the long-awaited shortlist for this year’s Manchester Blog Awards, representing the creme de la creme of Mancunian bloggers. From more than 200 nominations covering just about every kind of blog you can imagine, we’ve narrowed it down to a final five in each category. Competition was fierce, so if you didn’t [...]


2011 sponsors announced

By kate at 27 September, 2011, 3:13 pm

Howdy. We’re just a heartbeat away from announcing this year’s Manchester Blog Awards shortlist and opening it up for public voting. But in the meantime we’d like to announce this year’s sponsors:
A hearty welcome to WordPress hosting company Thanks to them, this year’s winners will take home a domain name and free hosting for [...]



By kate at 20 October, 2009, 11:13 am

Who better to bring the tunes at tomorrow night’s Manchester Blog Awards party than Manchester’s finest music bloggers?  Some of our favourite mp3 bloggers will be taking part in Bloggerpalooza, a unique music streaming event that will be happening during the Manchester Blog Awards at Band on the Wall.
At tomorrow’s event, the blogger DJs will [...]


Got your ticket for the blog awards?

By kate at 14 October, 2009, 11:35 am

In the past, the Manchester Blog Awards night has been a rather leisurely affair. The kind of thing where you can just roll up on the night and buy a ticket at the door with nary a care in the world. This year, however, seems like it might be a little different.
We’ve sold more advance [...]


MBA winner Jenn Ashworth shortlisted for Not The Booker

By kate at 5 October, 2009, 1:59 pm

We’re  delighted that Jenn Ashworth’s first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, has been shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker prize.
Jenn won our Best Writing on a Blog award two years ago for the excellent Every Day I Lie a Little. She went on to publish her novel and is now returning this year to [...]


Shortlist time

By kate at 1 October, 2009, 12:16 pm

The shortlist is out! Hurrah.  We’re delighted with the high quality and surprising volume of new blogs in Manchester. There were so many good ones about that we had to expand the shortlist to five in each category. One lucky winner will also be selected as blog of the year by this year’s judges, who [...]


Creative Tourist at the blog awards

By kate at 29 September, 2009, 10:40 am

We’re happy to welcome Manchester’s own cultural webzine Creative Tourist, which is getting involved in this year’s blog awards in a big way.
Creative Tourist will unveil their Top 25 Art Blogs at the blog awards event October 21 at Band on the Wall. CT is also sponsoring this year’s Best Arts and Culture Blog award. [...]


Nominations closed for 2009

By kate at 19 September, 2009, 11:52 am

The nominating period for the 2009 Manchester Blog Awards is now officially closed. We’ve had just shy of 200 nominations and are delighted with the enthusiastic response this year, which blew all previous records out of the water.
Now we’re busy reading all these excellent blogs, making our lists and checking them twice. We’re choosing the [...]


Record-breaking nominations

By kate at 3 September, 2009, 12:23 pm

Great news: We’re up to 128 nominations, and have now officially broken last year’s record. Hurrah! As the end of the nominating period isn’t even until Sept 18 we’re expecting to blow that record out of the water.
One surprise so far has been learning about the many sites that have started up in the last [...]


Follow us on Twitter

By kate at 19 August, 2009, 11:25 am

Would any self-respecting social media-based event be without a twitter feed these days? Nay. So we’d like to introduce our new twitter persona: @mcrblogawards. Follow us for the latest and greatest updates about the awards, Manchester blogging news, and witty rejoinders ever so loosely related to the world of blogs.
And yes, there is also a [...]


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