BlogPaws, the first online pet community to establish an offline social media conference, announced the twelve winners of the 2012 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards in an exclusive red carpet awards ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at BlogPaws 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pet lifestyle expert, author, humanitarian and television personality, Wendy Diamond, emceed the awards ceremony. Halo, Purely for Pets and Freekibble.com, were the official sponsors of the 2012 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards, who generously provided prizes for the winners, along with donations of 5,000 meals each to the shelter/rescue organization of the winner's choice.
All award winners were asked to vote for one group they wanted to receive $100 in their name. BlogPaws “rounded” that number up and donated $2,000 to WorldVets.org. This donation was one of the six announced at the now-traditional closing of every BlogPaws conference. A total this year of $12,120 in cash and many pet products were donated for this year's local pet welfare organization, Friends of Animals Utah.
The 2012 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards twelve winners were selected in an “Oscar-award”style by a panel of industry professionals and were not a popularity contest. Winners are:
Best Bark Blog: Paris Permenter and John Bigley for Dogtipper
Best Meow Blog: Debbie Glovatsky for Glogirly
Best Wiggle Blog: Erinn Whitmore for Mustelamania
Best Cause Blog: Christina Lee for Deaf Dogs Rock
Best New Blog: Tracy Baetz for The Intrepid Pup
Best Blog Writing: Robin Craft for Black & Orange Cat Foundation
Best Humor Blog: Yasmine Surovec for Cat vs. Human
Best Blog Photo: Jennifer Costello for My Brown Newfies
Best Blog Video: CJ Jackson for My Favorite Pup Jasmine
Best Facebook Design: Alana Miller for Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary
Best Twitter Design: Cathy Keisha Kleinke for @CathyKeisha
BlogPaws is a pet-friendly event that has made its mark in Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, and Utah. The 2013 BlogPaws conference takes place May 16-18. 2013 in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. http://blogpaws2013.eventbrite.com.
Founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers, BlogPaws helps pet bloggers and enthusiasts connect digitally, build their online presence, enhance their social networks and give back to the community. BlogPaws is a media company and online community site for pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a growing, vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, tweeters. Visit blogpaws.com for more information.