Blog Awards Ireland 2015 – Vote for us!

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It is award season again and this time we have been short-listed for the Blog Awards Ireland 2015, and, well, to say we are thrilled with ourselves would be a dramatic understatement.

Like an X-Factor hopeful wittering at Olly Murs , we want to thank everyone who made this possible, while at the same time trying to plug for votes!

What are the blog awards?

Billed as the Oscars of Irish blogging, the Blog Awards are a celebration of blogging in Ireland. They pool through the thousands of Irish Blogs and put forth a long list of nominations in 20 categories. This long list is then assessed by a panel of judges and whittled down to the very select short list, from which a winner is selected and announced at a Gala dinner on October 22nd in the Tivoli Theatre Dublin.

I’m not sure E!News will be making an appearance, but we are certain that we will be sashing down a red carpet in front of TV3 cameras at least, being asked by Xpose “who are you wearing?” and being air-kissed by Amy Huberman.

What are we up for?

We have been nominated in Best Food & Drink.

What can you do?

Please vote for us! Vote regularly and often – that’s how we will know you love us 🙂

You can vote for us here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P6VN8H3

Please Vote for A Home Made By Committee #dma2015

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Hi Everyone,

As we let you know before – A Home Made By Committee is a finalist in the Digital Media Awards 2015 Best Blog of the Year.

This award holds its prestige because the winner is chosen based on a review by an independent panel of judges, who evaluate each finalist based on the strategy, design, innovation and results of their entry. However, given the popular nature of blogs, this year there is also a public vote, which allows room for the people’s voice. For 5 days only between Thursday 5th 9.30am and Tuesday 10th 5.00pm, the public can vote for their favourite blog in the shortlist.

If you would like to vote for us (and we would very much appreciate it if you could!) please go to

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BlogVoteDMA15

or

https://www.facebook.com/DigitalMediaAwards

Thanks for your time

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Web Awards 2014: We made it to the Quarter Finals

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Like a plucky New York ladies football team trying for the Sam Maguire Cup, we are at dazzling heights of success here, having reached the Quarter Finals stage of the Web Awards 2014. For a team that would have been delighted with mid-table obscurity, to achieve this much this quickly is an amazing feeling. We count ourselves lucky not to be fighting relegation to the Award Programme for those using English as a foreign language.

To keep us fighting fit for the rest of the competition we are taking a leaf from Kieran Donaghy’s book (the captain of the winning Kerry team in the All Ireland final) and arranging for “morning juices” to keep up our stamina.

Go on the Girls in a peculiar shade of Sage Green, we can do it!!

The Web Awards will take place during a glitzy affair on October 22nd in Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. We are nominated in the Best Web Only Publication category and the Best Daily Web Only Publication category.

We have been nominated for another award!

 

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We have been nominated for another award!!! This time it’s the Web Awards and we are nominated in the Best Web Only Publication category and the Best Daily Web Only Publication category. We could not be more happy or more excited by our nomination – well that is unless we win of course – then we will be happiest and most excited about winning!

 

But before we let all the excitement go to our heads, and start planning where we will display the trophy at home, it’s important to remind ourselves that we haven’t actually won anything yet. Judging for the Web Award isn’t a public vote; it is based on critical evaluation, not who has the most fans/friends (so we just might stand a chance!). However, there is some stiff competition in both of our categories and a lot of good sites out there.

Over the next few weeks a bank of 120 Judges will be evaluating all the nominations and compiling a shortlist of finalists. The awards will take place during a glitzy affair on October 22nd in Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

 

Don’t forget to vote for us!

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This is a friendly reminder, or some could say a desperate call, to remind you to vote for us in the Best Blog Post awards.

 

“A brief recap from our Graham”

We have been long listed for best blog post for this post.

 

We are thrilled to have gotten even this far, but now that we have had a taste of it we want more, and we need your help. In order to narrow down all the nominees for Best Blog Post, the Blog Awards team have opened it to the public vote. The public are asked to vote for which post they prefer and once the voting closes, the top ten will be sent to the judges to select the winner.

 

So it is basically a popularity contest. We are the X-factor contestants at the end of Saturday night, having sung and danced our hearts out, we would now like to avoid being in the bottom three, or in this case the bottom 50 or so, it’s a long list.

 

How can you help? Please vote.

You can vote here. You can vote more than once. You can vote every week, once a week, and we encourage you to do so. We also encourage you to tell friends, family, work colleagues, the guy who sits next to you on the bus, everyone! Tell them to vote for A Home Made By Committee.

 

 

 

We are nominated!!

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That’s right we have been long listed for … not one… not two …. but FIVE of the Blog Awards for 2014!! We are thrilled and amazed and excited, and like an X-Factor hopeful wittering at Dermot O’Leary, we want to thank everyone who made this possible, while at the same time trying to plug for votes!

What are the blog awards?
Billed as the Oscars of Irish blogging, the Blog Awards are a celebration of blogging in Ireland. They pool through the thousands of Irish Blogs and put forth a long list of nominations in 32 categories. This long list is then assessed by a panel of judges and whittled down to the very select short list, from which a winner is selected and announced at a Gala dinner on 4th October in the Westgrove Hotel in Clane.

We are not sure E!News will be making an appearance, but we are certain that we will be sashing down a red carpet in front of TV3 cameras at least, being asked by Xpose “who are you wearing?” and being air-kissed by Amy Huberman.

What are we up for?
We have been nominated in five different categories: Lifestyle, Humour, Group, Newcomers and Food & Drink.

What can you do?
At this stage, continue as you always have. Keep reading and sharing the articles and commenting as you go. Without you guys we wouldn’t have even gotten this far!