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Mars Petcare The BlogPaws 2015 Pet Blogging & Social Media Awards
presented by Mars Petcare

The BlogPaws 2015 Conference wrapped up on Saturday night with a BANG! After the glamour of the red carpet, followed by dinner in the ballroom, emcees Dr. Tiffany Bierer and Harrison Forbes got the awards show off to a hilarious start. Then the trophy recipients moved us back and forth from tears to joy.

Check out the video (time stamps for the Red Carpet and the individual awards are listed below the video):

Here are the video highlights AND list of the winners:

Red Carpet Yappy Hour sponsored by Seresto – 0:40

Introduction and entertainment by Dr. Tiffany Bierer and Harrison Forbes – 12:36

Winners by category:

 

2015 Best Cat Blog Award presented by Sheba

                25:45Debbie Glovatsky for Glogirly. Debbie designated Feline Rescue of St. Paul, Minnesota, to receive the $500 donation from Mars.

 

2015 Best Pet Cause Blog presented by Pedigree

                28:57Christina Lee for Deaf Dogs Rock, which will also receive the $500 donation from Mars.

 

2015 Best Dog Blog presented by Iams

                31:20Jessica Rhae Williams for You Did What with Your Weiner? Jessica designated the Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond, Washington, where she was united with her dog, Gretel, to receive the $500 donation from Mars.

 

2015 Best New Pet Blog presented by Nutro

                34:57Jen Gabbard for Puppy Leaks.

 

2015 Best Pet Blog Design presented by Dentastix

                36:29Jessica Rhae Williams for You Did What with Your Weiner? And once again, Jessica designated the Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond, Washington, where she was united with her dog, Gretel, to receive the $500 donation from Mars – for a total of $1,000!

 

2015 Best Pet Blog Photo presented by Cesar

                39:21Abbey Jacobson-Myers for Basil’s Travels.

 

2015 Best Pet Blog Video presented by Eukanuba

                40:35Alana Grelyak for Cat Catastrophes “A French Cat Looks for Love in America.” Alana has designated the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats in Los Angeles, California, to receive the $500 donation from Mars.

 

2015 Best Pet Humor Blog presented by Temptations

                44:15Jennifer Costello for My Brown Newfies & Me.

 

2015 Best Pet Microblog presented by Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Tests

                46:26Sarah Stanek for @yogi000008 (Lucy).

 

2015 Best Unconventional Pet Blog presented by Greenies

                48:28Stacy Mantle for the horse blog segment in Pets Weekly. Stacy writes that she asked her newest equine blogger, Katriona, to choose and they’ve designated Arizona Equine Rescue Organization to receive the $500 donation from Mars.

 

2015 Best Use of Social Media by a 501(c)3 presented by the Pedigree Foundation

                50:49Christine Michaels for Auction to HELP Roger the Miami Le Chat Noir.

 

2015 Best Written Pet Blog Post presented by Whiskas

                54:50Mel Freer for No Dog About It: Loose Dog? Don’t chase! Stop, Drop and Lie Down.

 

New for 2015 –

This year we awarded three Special Certificates to recognize work and creativity that we came across among the qualified nominees, but that did not fit into any of the announced trophy categories. Here are the Special Certificate areas and the winners:

Outstanding Pet Blogger About Page –

Elizabeth Keene, of Chronicles of Cardigan, for her humorous but effective About Page

Exceptional Series of Posts –

Linda Rodgers, of Savannah’s Paw Tracks, for her series on Cats, Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves:
Cats, Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves: A mysterious connection Part One
Cats, Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves: A Mysterious Connection Part Two
Cats, Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves: A Mysterious Connection Part Three

Excellence in a Collaborative Blogging Effort

Jennifer Niemi of Nerissa’s Life; Marjorie Dawson of Dash Kitten; Linda Rodgers of Savannah’s Paw Tracks.
This group was chosen for the outstanding series of collaborative posts written over the space of two years. They were chosen NOT ONLY because they were collaborative, but because the writing held interest, made us laugh, and entertained us over and over, collectively.

Necata canipbis Rediscovered: July 2013
Dash was killed by free roaming dogs on September 6, 2013
Part One: The Bookshop Mystery and Travelling to Zealandia – Dash Kitten
Part Two: The Adventure Continues… – Nerissa’s Life
Part Three: Nerissa Arrives…Sort Of – Savannah’s Paw Tracks
Part Four: Arrival in New Zealand: ROAD TRIP! – Savannah’s Paw Tracks
Part Five: And Now…The Conclusion – Nerissa’s Life

Episode Two: New Discoveries from Old Clues : March 2014
Silver joins us from Team Dash, taking over after the loss of Dash
Part One: The Adventure Starts Here – Dash Kitten
Part Two: A New Adventure Partner – Savannah’s Paw Tracks
Part Three: The Conclusion and A New Beginning – Nerissa’s Life

Episode Three: In the Nip of Time: April 2015
Promotion for Rescued book: Nissy’s month to earn funds for his selected rescue
Nissy passed April 30, 2015
Seville joins us from Nerissa’s Life, taking over after the loss of Nissy

Part One: In the Nip of Time: A Publishing Caper – Savannah’s Paw Tracks
Part Two: In The Nip of Time Part Two – Dash Kitten
Part Three: the publishing caper – Nerissa’s Life