The BlogPaws 2014 Pet Blogging and Social Media Award winners were recently announced in an exclusive red carpet ceremony, live-streamed from the resort at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners were selected in 12 categories “Oscar style,” by a panel of industry judges. The awards’ presentation “pawty” was presented by Pet360, Inc.
This is one of the highest honors in the pet social media world, awarded to bloggers and microbloggers for excellence in twelve categories. Finalists were selected from over 1,200 entries. Judges were chosen for their expertise in each category. After choosing finalists, according to our strict criteria, results were tabulated and winners were announced at our conference.
Each winner receives:
- A donation of 400 pounds of cat or dog food, provided by sponsor Only Natural Pet, to be delivered to the pet rescue or shelter of her choice;
- A personalized trophy;
- Year-round support and peer recognition from BlogPaws;
- On behalf of the twelve winners, BlogPaws donated canine body armor to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and pet oxygen masks to the Henderson Fire Department
Awards emcee, Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, Chief Executive Officer of the American Animal Hospital Association, set the mood with a grand entrance set to music and laughter. Pet360, Inc. congratulated the winners and Only Natural Pet supplied gift bags for each finalist.photo bybecka.com
The 2014 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Winners are:
Best Cat Blog: Debbie Glovatsky for Glogirly
Best Cause Blog – Dayna Hilton for Fire Safety Rocks
Best Blog Design: Debbie Glovatsky for Glogirly
Best Humor Blog: Yasmine Surovec for Cat Versus Human
Best Microblogger: Christina Lee for Deaf Dogs Rock
Best Dog Blog: Tracy Baetz for Intrepid Pup
Best New Pet Blog: Vanessa Morgan for Travelling Cats
Best Other Pet Blog: Rachel De Jong for Speedy House Bunny
Best Pet Blog Photo: Alva Logsdon for Pawsitively Texas
Best Pet Blog Post: Susan C. Willett for Life with Dogs and Cats
Best Pet Blog Video: Michael Gabriele for Cat Catastrophes
Best Use of Social Media by a 501(c)3: Morris Animal Foundation
On behalf of the twelve winners, BlogPaws donated canine body armor to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Tom Moore attended with K-9 recipient, Zeus. Vested Interest in K9s is donating ten additional body armor bulletproof vests to the police department in Las Vegas on behalf of BlogPaws. Eleven more dogs are now protected in the line of duty on behalf of the BlogPaws award winners.photo bybecka.com
View the entire ceremony with this fabulous taping:
The seventh pet-friendly BlogPaws Annual Conference will take place May 28 through May 30th in Nashville, Tennessee at the Sheraton Nashville Music City, and early bird tickets are on sale.
The BlogPaws Executive team congratulates you on winning a 2014 a BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media award. We know how much work went into your blog and we hope you’ll show off your trophy, with pride, throughout your career.
BlogPaws would like to thank all of the sponsors would made the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media awards possible: