Announcing the 2013 BlogPaws “Nose-to-Nose” Social Media and Pet Blogging Awards

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Nominations open this week!

2013_NosetoNose_BlogDesignIt’s time to nominate your
favorite pet blogs for the 2nd
Annual BlogPaws
“Nose-to-Nose” Social Media Pet Blogging Awards! Here are last year’s 2012
Winners and Finalists!

The “Nose-to-Nose” Awards is
the only awards program in which pet bloggers and microbloggers are
judged on their expertise, creativity, and performance in one or more of 12
categories by a panel of distinguished professionals. The BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose
Awards are not a popularity contest!


Nominations open at
12:00 PM EST on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 – and close at 3:00
PM EST on Friday, March 8th. Don’t wait to nominate. Bloggers
may nominate themselves or other pet bloggers or microbloggers in the following
categories:

  1. Best Blog Design: judged on overall design elements of the blog homepage/landing
    page.
  2. Best Blog Writing: judged on overall writing skill – is the message
    clear to the reader? Is the writing well-done? Is the blog post free of errors?
  3. Best Humor Blog: judged on overall sense of humor – does it make
    us laugh?
  4. Best Bark Blog: judged on the content as it applies to dogs and
    dog parents.
  5. Best Meow Blog: judged on the content as it applies to cats and
    cat parents.
  6. Best Wiggle Blog: judged on focus of blog toward non-traditional
    pets (i.e. ferrets, guinea pigs, chickens, etc.)
  7. Best New Blog: less than one year old, with good content and
    engagement.
  8. Best Cause Blog: judged on message, purpose and results as
    demonstrated on the blog.
  9. Best Video on a Blog: judged independently (one video per blog); is it
    well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  10. Best Photo on a Blog: judged independently (one photo per blog); is it
    well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  11. Best Facebook Design: judged on overall design of Facebook header and
    use of special Facebook page features.
  12. Best Twitter Design: judged on overall design elements for Twitter
    profile background. 

Finalists will be announced
on or about March 15th and the winners will be awarded during a live red carpet awards
ceremony on Saturday, May 18th at the BlogPaws 2013 conference in Tysons
Corner, VA. 

Join us for this red carpet event you won’t want
to miss! You don’t *have to* be present to win, but we encourage you to
be there to meet and cheer on all the nominees, and possibly to step up to the
podium and accept your award among all your peers!

Click here to nominate a blog and please read the BlogPaws Official Rules and Regulations. Good luck!  

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p017d410e9221970c Cowan Anderson

    Great to see that Facebook page has given you reward to have more fans and announce the awrds

  • http://profile.typepad.com/d105628214832830221 Glogirly and Katie

    So happy to see the Nose-to-Nose Awards back this year!
    Question regarding nominating:
    Can I nominate a blogger in more than one category?
    Thank you!
    Glogirly & Katie

  • http://www.snotfaceandtwiggy.com Chloe DiVita (@Twigglet2)

    Hi Glogirly & Katie,
    Yes, you can nominate a blogger in more than one category. Good luck! :)
    ~ Chloe

  • http://wantmorepuppies.com Pup Fan

    Looking forward to the conference and seeing who wins! Now, to work on my list of nominees… :)

  • http://whirlwindofsurprises.com Cinny

    Question about blog photos…does it have to be a pet photo? The more reasonable part of me is saying yes because BlogPaws is pet related…LOL

  • http://www.fidoseofreality.com Carol Bryant

    Yes, Cinny ;)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/d101588189096482572 A Facebook User

    If by chance anyone wants to nominate me ;)
    Blog Name- http://www.CarmaPoodale.com
    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/carmapoodale
    Twitter- @carmaPoodale
    Just trying to make things easy for you. (wink wink)

  • http://www.romancepupppy.blogspot.com Romance Puppy

    Can’t wait to see the nominees! Yay!
    P.S. We are giving away some free autographed books on our blog this week, if you are interested!
    Hugs,

  • http://profile.typepad.com/d105628214832830221 Glogirly and Katie

    I always learn something new in the comments. Coconut oil, mustard and spiders. Would have never known. ; ) HA!

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  • http://www.shelter-cats.com Maggie

    Wow, I’m so excited to have been nominated! Thank you.
    Maggie at Shelter-Cats