The final lap – Blog Awards 2011

March 16th, 2011

So here’s the lowdown for March 19th in the Europa Hotel.

Tickets on sale here until Friday evening.

Doors are at 7pm, event kicks off at 8pm. Attire is informal. The awards ceremony ends at 10:30 and then a DJ takes over. We keep partying until we get kicked out. @Rickoshea is your host and has been doing this without a fee for the past 6 years, give him a follow and clap at his antics.

Each category is called out, winner announced. Comes to the stage and can give a thank you speech. Tears, tantrums and dancing is allowed in a thank you speech. We’ve also had song. All are welcome.

After winning you come off the stage and get your official photo taken with the category sponsor.

Other bits:
WiFi is provided by BT. We can give you vouchers at the door.
The official account for the Blog Awards is @IrishBlogAwards
Hashtag is #iba11
The Shhmooze networking app will be at the event. Download for iPhone if you want to use it.

2011 Tickets on Sale

March 12th, 2011

The tickets for the 2011 Blog Awards are now on sale at €16.99 each from Tickets not on sale at the door and last online orders will be Saturday morning.

Europa Hotel new deal

March 12th, 2011

The Europa has sent this on to us and we’re letting you know about this deal:

The Awards Weekend special includes:

One night’s bed and breakfast on Friday March 18 for only £40 pps & a complimentary cocktail.


Two night’s bed and breakfast on Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19 for only £80 pps & a complimentary cocktail.

If you’ve already booked your room at our regular rate on Saturday you can still take advantage of the 2-night deal should you decide to stay on Friday night as well. Just let us know by calling 028 9027 1066.

2011 Irish Blog Awards Finalists

March 9th, 2011

Irish Blog Awards are on Twitter if you want to be updated on the competition. Please note you will need to buy your ticket online for the Blog Awards this year. Tickets on sale very soon.

Good luck and we hope to see you on March 19th in Belfast. We may have made some errors below by leaving in a multiple nominee or two. If we did, we’ll correct it.

Best Popculture blog

– Sponsored by

Best Food/Drink Blog

– Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Lifestyle

– Sponsored by

Best Music Blog

– Sponsored by Bia Brazil Women’s Sports Clothing

Best Photo Blog

– Sponsored by

Best Technology Blog/Blogger

– Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport and Recreation Blog

– Sponsored by WHPR Sports Marketing

Best Blog of a Business

– Sponsored by

Best Arts and Culture Blog

– Sponsored by

Best Blog from a Journalist

– Sponsored by BVisible

Best News/Current Affairs Blog

– Sponsored by dediserve

Best Group Blog

– Sponsored by Spiral Hosting

Best Political Blog

– Sponsored by

Best Blog of a Politician

– Sponsored by

Use of the Irish Language in a Blog

– Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Best Specialist Blog

– Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer

– Sponsored by Handmade Marketing

Best Youth Blog

– Sponsored by

Best Personal Blog

– Sponsored by

Best Science/Education Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog

– Sponsored by David Sisk Personal Trainer

Best Blog Post

– Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions

Best Blog

– Grand Prix – Sponsored by LG
Announced on the night

Science/Education 2011 – Shortlists

February 28th, 2011

Best Science/Education Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group