Singapore Blog Awards 2011 has upped the ante yet again. As a long-time supporter of the awards (we hosted it at Asian Civilisations Museum in 2008, and I helped judge last year’s event), I can safely say that this year’s competition organised by Omy.sg has set new milestones in many areas – categories, sponsors, prizes, event attendees, and of course the fun factor.
Shimona Kee entertaining the crowd with a folksy ukelele
In the glare of a thousand flashes and smiles – we bloggers love to camwhore – friendships and ties were renewed amongst bloggers old and new, sealed by the sounds of ceaseless chatter.
The winners of the awards stepped into the limelight, receiving specially created trophies from multi-disciplinary artist Tan Swie Hian. As citations for the nominees rolled onscreen, tension was in the air, only to be broken by thunderous cheers at the announcement of the winners. We almost felt like we were at the Grammys.
Hong Peng (Hpility) was a finalist for being social media integrated
Repeat winner Aussie Pete beaming brightly with Guest of Honour MG(NS) Chan Chun Sing
Congrats to the winners of this year’s 16 award categories (courtesy of Omy Blog Awards)
What was especially memorable for me was the best dressed competition which brought the afternoon’s celebration to a climactic close. Amidst cat-calls, whistles and warm applause, bloggers and friends rallied their favourite historical costume characters in a show of camaraderie and comradeship. Warmed by Domino’s Pizzas, and washed down by Tiger Crystal Beer and Zesta, everybody had a blast.
Is the emcee proposing to Mint (aka Liang Po Po) on bended knees?
Steven Lim (aka “World’s Most Handsome Guy”) doing his… err… Michael Jackson thing.
Before I end, let me extend a special word of thanks to the super hardworking team at Omy.sg – Chim Kang, Kuan Fung, Alvin, Janet and colleagues. You guys made it all happen!
Uber blogger and Omy.sg Manager Alvin doing the lucky draw thingy
Here are the rest of my photos for your viewing pleasure:
Let’s look forward to Singapore Blog Awards 2012!