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HEALTH BLOG AWARDS 2017

THAT PROTEIN & HBC HEALTH BLOG AWARDS

Key Dates for the Health Blog Awards:

Shortlisted entries: 30th June 2017

Voting ends for shortlisted entries: 1st August 2017

Awards ceremony: 21st September 2017

Launching May 15th, 2017

Welcome to the second edition of the Health Blog Awards!

The That Protein & HBC Blog Award is a collaboration between That Protein and the Health Bloggers Community. The awards are a celebration of the flourishing and ever-growing community of health bloggers from all around the world.


The 2017 awards are focused on the UK market, as well as including one Irish category and one EU category.

The HBC

That Protein

That Protein is the first ever raw and organic 2-in-1 superfood plant protein with serious nutrition that gives proven health benefits. It has created a nutrition revolution with its first ever “super proteins” – the purest range of fabulous superfood and protein fusions out there. 


It’s the only brand to mix superfoods with plant proteins in high enough concentrations to deliver real health benefits, including repairing and building lean muscle, supporting a healthy heart, reducing tiredness, helping you work out for longer and maintaining great skin, hair and nails. 


This is no compromise nutrition.


The Health Bloggers Community is the first and leading community of health and fitness influencers, counting over 1.5k members from 14 countries. 


The community is a hub for bloggers looking to develop their skills with the HBC Academy, share their stories via the HBC magazine, meet up through our worldwide events and work with the most exciting up-and-coming brands from the health and wellness industry via our influencer programme.

2017 That Protein & HBC Health Blog Awards

Annie Clark

Dr. Rupy Aujla

Rebecca Pearson

Rozanna Purcell

Our 2017 judges

Carly Rowena

Categories & How to Enter

1. Best Recipe Blog 

2. Free-From / Illness Recovery Blog

3. Yoga and Spirituality Blog

4. Fitness Blog 

5. Vegan Blog 

6. EU Bloggers 

7. Best New Blogger 

8. Science and Nutrition Blog

9. Best Health & Fitness Instagram 

10. Best Irish Blog

11. Best Natural Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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12. Health Blogger of the Year


CATEGORIES EXPLAINED


Best Recipe — a food blog focusing mainly on recipes

Free-From/Illness Recovery Blog — a blog with dairy-free/gluten-free recipes, or a journey of illness recovery (e.g.Crohn's disease)

Yoga and Spirituality Blog — a blog about yoga, spirituality and wellbeing

Fitness Blog — a blog focusing on fitness

Vegan Blog — a blog that covers topics surrounding veganism and/or vegan recipes

EU Bloggers — a blog run by a European health blogger

Best New Blogger – a blog that has been running for six months or less

Science and Nutrition Blog — a blog that includes opinion pieces and articles on the science behind food, nutrition or fitness 

Health Blogger of the Year — the only category you cannot enter, we choose one blogger who stands out from the crowd to take the title.


How to Enter


Any blogger can enter throughout May and June. Entries will be shortlisted on 30th June. Max 2 blog categories per blogger. The finalist list will be opened up to a public vote — this is your chance to get your readers behind you and get them voting. 

Further FAQs below.


We’ll supply you with buttons and banners to promote your vote, then it’s down to you to encourage your readers to vote for you. The public vote is worth 30% of the overall mark.

Are you looking to sponsor the Health Blog Awards?

For more info and details drop us a line at info@healthblogawards.com

Pixie Turner

Our first edition of the Health Blog Awards saw over 150+ bloggers compete for 9 categories in the field of health, fitness and wellbeing. 

Our past judges

2016 That Protein & HBC Health Blog Awards

Zanna Van Dijk

Hazel Wallace

Last year's sponsors

2016 Winners

Best Health Blog of the Year  (Sponsored by Soil Association) Rachel - Healthy and Psyched

Best European Blog (Sponsored by Linwoods) Anne Kraup - Anne Smiles

Best Free From & Illness Recovery Blog (Sponsored by Soulmate Foods) Ceri Jones - Natural Kitchen Adventures

Best Yoga & Spirituality Blog (Sponsored by Amanzi Tea)  Eleanor C May - Green + Aquamarine

Best Science and Nutrition Blog || Sarah Curry - Dishin it Out

Best New Blog (Sponsored by Superfoodlx)  Rae-Emily Dani & Lily -  Beauty at Brunch

Best Fitness Blog (Sponsored by Bounce Balls) Lisa J Holmes - Wildcat Fit UK

Best Vegan Blog (Sponsored by That Protein) Amelia Littlejohn - Nourishing Amelia

Best Recipe Blog (sponsored by Two Chicks) Lucy Parker - Lucy and Lentils

Entering & Judging Criteria

HOW TO ENTER THE AWARDS

  • Must be a blog
  • Must be entered into the correct category
  • Must be written by a person based in the UK 
  • The EU Blog category is for bloggers based outside of the UK & Ireland only
  • The Irish Blog category is for bloggers based in Ireland only
  • The blogger must be over the age of 18
  • Each blog can be entered into a maximum of two categories
  • The Awards are open to anyone that writes a blog – whether it is for enjoyment/personal development, as part of their job, to improve the visibility of their business as sole traders or as a professional blogger
  • By entering the Health Blog Awards you agree to allow the Awards to publish excerpts and showcase screen shots of entered blogs in promotion of the Awards.

VOTING AND NOMINATING

  • It will be down to you as a blogger to promote your entry to your colleagues, friends and family
  • Once the public vote closes, the top 5-10 blogs from each category will be put forward to our expert judges


The criteria for the awards will be judged as follows:

  1. Relevance to the topic
  2. Design & style
  3. Engagement and social proof
  4. Content
  5. Blog usability and navigation

OUT OF THE ABOVE 5 CRITERIA, FURTHER SUB CRITERIA INCLUDES: 


Quality and consistency of the blog

Overall Branding

Food blogs: recipes, clarity, and overall food photography

Passion and knowledge on the main topic of the blog


The top x10 Blogs from each category will be shortlisted and will be showcased on the website

Shortlisted blogs will be featured on the HBC magazine and social media, as well as on the website.

We hope that all shortlisted bloggers can attend the HBA ceremony to celebrate their blogging achievements and also to collect their award in person if they win.


FAQs

Who can enter a blog for the Health Blog Awards?

Anyone can enter! If you’re a blogger you can nominate yourself, as long as you carefully read the criteria above.


Is there a charge to enter the Health Blog Awards?

There is no charge — this is a celebration of our community — so get entering.


I am living abroad but write about health on my blog. Can I nominate my blog?

Yes, you can enter your blog into the‘Best EU Blog’ category (it must be written in English). This is the only category where the blogger doesn’t have to be based in the UK or Ireland. The Irish Blog category is specifically for Irish bloggers.


How are the other categories being judged?

All entries will be judged by a panel of judges; 30% of the overall mark will be made up from the public vote.


Do the Awards have a hashtag?

Hit us up with #HBA2017


My question hasn’t been answered. Who do I contact?

If we haven’t answered your question above, please send us an email at info@healthblogawards.com