Before I talk about the great opportunity for bloggers, I must first declare that I’ve been selected to be a judge of the 2010 Omy.sg blog awards. Spearheaded by bilingual news portal Omy.sg, the awards have always been well received by the blogosphere year after year.
It is a great honour for me to be appointed alongside other more well-known luminaries from the arts, entertainment, and digital communities like Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director, Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice, Ms Anna Lim, Radio 100.3 deejay, Mr Josh Lim, Managing Director of Advertlets, Mr Chua U-Zyn, CEO of Ping.sg, Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre, Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions, and Mr Danny Yeo, who is a theatre practitioner.
If you’re a blogger who specialise in virtually anything under the Sun, you should nominate yourself and participate in the Omy.sg blog awards. A total of more than $40,000 worth of prizes including a trip to Hong Kong, Asus Netbook, and a custom-designed trophy by renowned artist Tan Swie Hian can be won!
Don’t believe me? Here are the categories which you can nominate yourself or your friends in:
1. EASB Best Individual Blog (Sponsored by EASB)
This category is for individualistic blogs with free-wheeling content about daily lives and musings that cannot be categorised.
2. Best Lifestyle Blog （Sponsored by National Heritage Board）
This category is for blogs that shares information that will light up someone’s mundane lifestyle.
3. Best Photography Blog
This category is for professional photographers to share their works with photography enthusiasts.
4. Best Modeling Blog
This category is for blogs with lots of self portraits and modeling photos.
5. Best Food Blog
This category is for blogs featuring food content.
6. Best What-The-Hell (WTH) Blog
Blogs which focus on the strange, the underground…topics that would make you go “WTH”.
7. Most Insightful Blog
This category is for serious blogs with interesting and revealing insights, analytical reports, and commentaries on social issues.
8. Most Laugh-Out-Loud Blog
Blogs containing humorous content that cackles up readers.
9. Best e-commerce Blog
This category is for blogs which deal with online commercial activities.
10. The Y-Bloggist 部落Y格斗 (http://project.omy.sg/ybloggist) presented by iKnow.com.sg
This is a blogging challenge for any youth bloggers aged 25 years and below. Participation is open to individuals or a group of no more than five people sharing a blog.
The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2010 are the East Asia Institute of Management (EASB), National Heritage Board (NHB) and United International Pictures (UIP). Air tickets and accommodation for the 10 award winners are sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Other sponsors include Rednano, ASUS, Asia Web Direct (http://www.asiawebdirect.com) and Fabrix.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make your day!