If you’ve been following other bloggers for a while, you may have seen some blogs display award badges.
There are many reasons bloggers seek out awards, which you should consider, too: they can help grow your following, give recognition of your hard work, and increase your visibility. Some awards even offer prizes! Some companies will feature your blog on their website or in their publication.
If you’ve worked hard on your blog, you may want to consider participating in one of the awards below. There are awards for professional bloggers who have gained large followings, some for all types of bloggers, and some that award the best blogs in a certain niche. Take a look and see which one you could win!
For the Pro Blogger
The World Influencers & Bloggers Awards are run by an honorary advisory board of the Global World Bloggers Awards. This event recognizes opinion leaders and bloggers globally. Winners will be invited to the Gala Ceremony. In addition, they receive special membership privileges, get great PR in international media, are able to partner with high-end services and brands, and earn prizes from luxury brands.
Previous winners include Alice, Nadine, and Farah Abdelaziz for the Best Sisterhood award. They have amassed millions of followers on their social media, and each has a website where they promote their beauty and healthcare products.
Rê Andrade, a mommy blogger, and influencer, won for the Best Parenting Blog.
Valentina Nessi, a fashion influencer, won for the Best Philanthropist Blog.
The Real Time Academy, leaders in technology, journalism, business, and culture are hosts to the Shorty Awards highlighting leaders in social media, including individuals and companies showing innovative ideas. The blogger category honors bloggers who put out great, consistent, and focused content and use their platform effectively.
The Shorty Awards recognize innovations in sustainability, diversity, global-mindedness, community, and civic engagement.
Maria Popova won with Brain Pickings, a one-woman labor of love exploring what it means to live a decent, substantive, rewarding life.
Previous winners have also included influencers such as Jenna Marbles, Chris Pratt, Malala Yousafzai, and Conan O’Brien. Companies have won the award as well, including HBO, Virgin America, and ESPN.
The Eppy Awards, by Editor and Publisher Magazine, recognize those who display excellence in digital news. With over thirty different categories, these international awards cover everything from college journalism to sponsored content, mobile apps, and photography.
Finalists are announced in a “Daily Exclusives” email newsletter and on EditorandPublisher.com. Winners are announced during a Webinar and are promoted through Editor and Publisher channels. Winners receive an engraved crystal award.
Past winners include The Boston Globe for Best Daily Newspaper Website with more than 1 million unique visitors, CNN for Best Business/Finance Website with more than 1 million unique visitors, and IndyStar.com for Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors.
The Online Journalism Awards, hosted by the Online News Association since 2000, awards prizes for journalism excellence in digital news around the world. They honor both independent and major sites for innovative digital storytelling.
Award categories include online journalism excellence, public service, climate change, community engagement and, compelling storytelling.
Run by Blogosphere, a media-tech company in the influencer space, the #Blogosphere Awards comprise twenty-eight categories. Influencer categories include fashion, beauty, parenting, fitness, food, and travel. The awards recognize those who have created quality content and have made an impact through their campaigns.
Awards for All Bloggers
Infinity Blog Awards recognize exceptional blogs across categories including Best Green/ Eco Blog, Best Travel Blog, Best Christian Blog, Newcomer of the Year, Best Internet Marketing Blog, Best Personal Development Blog, Best Automobile Blog, and Best Lifestyle Blog.
The deadline to enter is usually in February, and there is no entry fee.
Winners receive publicity through the Infinity Blog Awards organization.
Past winners include Jimmy Daly at animalz.co as Blog of the Year, Elizabeth Obih-Frank at mirthandmotivation.com as the Most Outstanding Blogger, and Barbara Jacoby at letlifehappen.com won the Founder’s Humanitarian Award.
The Web Awards are run by the Web Marketing Association. They have ninety-seven industry categories. The Best of Industry in each category wins.
The submission deadline is usually late May, and the regular entry fee is $270, or $230 for non-profits.
Winners receive a statue or certificate and marketing and visibility for their website.
Recent winners include Publicis Sapient for the 2020 Best of Show WebAward and Best Automotive Website.
Awards for Blogging Niches
These Blog Awards by Millésima celebrate wine enthusiasts. The awards include Wine Travel Award, Wine & Innovation Award, and Food & Wine Pairing Award. Bloggers can submit posts about wine in an international community and receive awards for their writing, photography, videography, and other wine-related content.
The deadline is usually in January, and there are no submission fees.
Winners become part of a prestigious wine network and are invited for an exciting experience in the Bordeaux wine region. The six Grand Prize winners get a trip to Bordeaux during their “En-Primeur” week, in late March or early April.
Amara runs many different awards for Interior designers. Each award has its own application process, criteria, and deadlines.
This Amara Interior Blog Award blog award winners are featured and publicized by Amara.
Amara has many other awards, ranging from “Best Creative Skill Blog” to “Best Company Blog,” “Best Use of Photography Blog” and “Best Written Blog.” Make sure you check out all the blog awards to see if there is one for you! Each has different requirements and prizes.
Bloggers just like you have won these prestigious awards. Whether you’re an individual, a small business, or a big company, there are awards out there for everyone.