Insider Scoop on 2015 Pet Blogger Awards

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The 2015 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards are the pet industry’s Oscar-style awards, and there’s some insider scoop to share.

Aside from a fancy trophy, a red carpet ceremony, hundreds of pet food donated to the shelter of your choice, and peer recognition, nominees and winners of these awards receive media attention—and more.

Now is the time to start planning for where your blog or microblog fits into the 2015 award categories. If you missed the exclusive sneak preview on the 2015 awards revealed in our November Google Hangout, scroll up to position 27:45 on the recap:

For those unfamiliar, bloggers and microbloggers in the pet space of all levels and experience are encouraged to get involved with the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards.

As BlogPaws grows in prestige within the pet industry, so, too, does the winning of a Nose-to-Nose Award. BlogPaws hosted its first pet-friendly social media and marketing conference in 2010 and has grown annually into the biggest social media event and conference of its kind with attendees from all over the world. Here are some things winner can do with the prestigious achievement:

Shout it out on the main page of your blog: With a badge, banner, or other notification

Shows brands you have been recognized by a pet industry leader

Include “BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Award Winner” in your email signature line

Shows your dedication and recognition to your blog/microblog and makes a notable addition to a LinkedIn profile and/or professional resume

Connect with media to alert them of the donation made to a shelter in your blog’s name. Susan Willett of Life with Dogs and Cats rocked the media with news of pet food she won at the BlogPaws Conference.

A panel of professionals judge the candidates based on creativity, expertise, and performance. Participants are not and never will be required to garner votes or drive likes to their social media sites.  At its core, the Nose-to-Nose awards will never be a popularity contest. BTW, there’s more: At the 2014 awards, BlogPaws donated Pet Oxygen Masks for for the Las Vegas Fire Department and K9 Dog Body Armor for Las Vegas Police Department.  . The 2014 Award winners include: (and keep reading if you want to catch the 2014 official ceremony, fun, and coverage):

  • Best Cat Blog – GloGirly, Debbie Glovatsky
  • Best Pet Cause Blog – Fire Safety Rocks, Dayna Hilton
  • Best Pet Blog Design – GloGirly, Debbie Glovatsky
  • Best Dog Blog – The Intrepid Pup, Tracy Baetz
  • Best Pet Humor Blog – Cat vs. Human, Yasmine Surovec
  • Best Pet Microblog – Deaf Dogs Rock, Christina Lee
  • Best New Pet Blog – Traveling Cats, Vanessa Morgan
  • Best Other Pet Blog – Speedy the Cheeky House Bunny, Rachel De Jong
  • Best Pet Blog Photo – Pawsitively Texas, Alva Logsdon
  • Best Pet Blog Post – Life with Dogs and Cats, Susan Willet
  • Best Pet Blog Video – Cat-CATastrophes: The Inheritance, Alana Grelyak
  • Best Use of Social Media by a 501c3 – Morris Animal Foundation, Tina Martinez

To recap here are the categories you can expect. Be sure to sign up for the BlogPaws Newsletter to get the very latest scoop and information. And do NOT be intimidated: We welcome nominations and there is something for everyone, so go for it!

red carpet

The awards will be revealed and given out during the BlogPaws Conference in Nashville in May, 2015. Tickets on sale here.So who’s ready?