The 2011 shortlist is here!

By at 27 September, 2011, 4:09 pm

Hey, here it is, the long-awaited shortlist for this year’s Manchester Blog Awards, representing the creme de la creme of Mancunian bloggers. From more than 200 nominations covering just about every kind of blog you can imagine, we’ve narrowed it down to a final five in each category. Competition was fierce, so if you didn’t [...]


2011 sponsors announced

By at 27 September, 2011, 3:13 pm

Howdy. We’re just a heartbeat away from announcing this year’s Manchester Blog Awards shortlist and opening it up for public voting. But in the meantime we’d like to announce this year’s sponsors: A hearty welcome to WordPress hosting company Thanks to them, this year’s winners will take home a domain name and free hosting [...]


2011 Manchester Blog Awards now open for nominations

By at 22 August, 2011, 11:43 am

Bloggers, readers and members of the public are invited to visit the Manchester Blog Awards website at and submit their nominations in the following categories: Best Writing, Best Arts and Culture Blog, Best City or Neighbourhood Blog, Best New Blog and Best Personal Blog. Now in its sixth year, the annual awards recognise the [...]


Here are the winners…

By at 21 October, 2010, 11:14 am

Last night we celebrated the fifth annual Manchester Blog Awards at the Deaf Institute. Compered by Manchester Literature Festival’s Jon Atkin, the event featured readings from Chris Killen, Emily Morris, Tom Mason, David Hartley, Sarah-Clare Conlon and Benjamin Judge. But of course, the main attraction was the awards announcements. Here’s who won: Best City & [...]


The awards presentation – tonight!

By at 20 October, 2010, 11:19 am

Tonight we celebrate the 2010 Manchester Blog Awards. Join us at the Deaf Institute (135 Grosvenor Street – map) from 7pm for readings by former winners (and now signed authors) Chris Killen and Emily Morris, plus writers from this year’s double-shortlisted blog 330 Words. Fellow double-shortlistee The Pigeon Post will be providing the musical accompaniment [...]

Read More >> sponsors Best Arts & Culture Blog

By at 13 October, 2010, 12:41 pm

With voting for the 2010 Manchester Blog Awards in full flow, we thought we’d let you know about a bonus prize for those blogs shortlisted in the Best Arts & Culture Blog category: is offering a £150 commission to the winning blog author to write a feature, with the resulting piece published on Manchester’s [...]


The shortlist is announced – vote now!

By at 7 October, 2010, 6:06 pm

We have just announced the shortlist for the 2010 Manchester Blog Awards. In a change from previous years, the public can vote for their favourite blogs from the shortlist, with the public vote weighted as one fifth of the overall vote. The remainder of the voting power is with this year’s judges: Kate Feld, director [...]


Manchester music bloggers sign up!

By at 23 August, 2010, 11:28 am

We’re delighted to announce that two of Manchester’s finest music bloggers will be on hand to provide the soundtrack to the 2010 Manchester Blog Awards evening. James ‘Yer Mam!‘ Morton and Matthew ‘The Pigeon Post‘ Britton have signed up for the awards event, which takes place at the Deaf Institute on Wednesday 20 October 2010. [...]


The 2010 Manchester Blog Awards – nominations are now open

By at 10 August, 2010, 5:17 pm

We’re back! In this, the Manchester Blog Awards’ fifth year, we have a great new venue and new date for your diary: The Deaf Institute on Wednesday 20 October 2010. Visit the Event section for more information. We’ve already had some ultra-keen blog-fans asking when they can start nomination. The answer: right now! So hop [...]



By at 20 October, 2009, 11:13 am

Who better to bring the tunes at tomorrow night’s Manchester Blog Awards party than Manchester’s finest music bloggers?  Some of our favourite mp3 bloggers will be taking part in Bloggerpalooza, a unique music streaming event that will be happening during the Manchester Blog Awards at Band on the Wall. At tomorrow’s event, the blogger DJs [...]


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