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The Bloggers 2011 Finalists

After three weeks of nominations, we have our shortlisted finalists for The Bloggers 2011.

By Kyle Bell
November 21, 2011

The Bloggers 2011 Finalists

After three weeks of nominations, we have our shortlisted finalists for The Bloggers 2011.

By Kyle Bell
November 21, 2011

After two weeks of nominations and numerous hours of filtering through hundreds of nominated blogs, we now have our list of what we feel represents some of the leading online writers in New Zealand for their respective categories. The next phase will now involve engaging the public again to vote for their favourite blogs which will help judges decide on the popularity of shortlisted finalists.

At the end of voting, judges will then decide the winners for each category, and ultimately who will go on to win the overall prize - The Concrete Bloggers Award - which includes flights, accommodation and tickets to attend the Sydney Arts Festival in January 2012.

We hope that you find this a great way to discover new sources of information and opinion, and hopefully inspire more people out there to establish their own online voice.

Voting opened on Thursday, November 24 2011. Click here to vote:


Media, Arts & Culture

Bought to you by Metro Magazine

PRIZE: Dinner for two at the supreme winner of Metro/Audi Restaurant of the Year, The Grove and a double season pass to Silo Theatre events in Auckland in 2012 valued at over $650

The finalists are:

Blogger at Large

The Diary of Awesome

Anna G Connell

Boomer Life Today

Life is a Bucket

Cate Owen

Rockets and Robots

Miss Phloss

Whatever or Whatever ETC

Auckland Wellington Life


Fifty Thousand in Debt

Real Ruth

Theatre Scenes

Bigger than Ben Hur


Design and Photography

Bought to you by We Can Create

PRIZE: 2 x VIP Passes to the 2012 We Can Create event valued at $1035.00.

The finalists are:

Xavier Wallach


Richard Symons


Ben Crawford

Studio Home Online

New Zealand Design Blog



NZ Fashion Photography

Honourable Mention

Auckland Street Style


Courtney Horwood

Renegade House


Food and Beverage

Brought to you by Moa Beer

PRIZE: An educational Moa Beer tasting session for the winner and five mates, with Moa Beer founder, Josh Scott.

The finalists are:

Heartbreak Pie

Eat It Auckland

Made From Scratch

Eat Here Now

Impeccable Taste

Beer For a Year

Foodie Doodie

Hopful Thinking

Auckland Food Blog

All Things Kai

Hungry and Frozen

Hello Miss Ong

Food NZ

The Beer Project

So D'lish



Brought to you by Rhythm and Vines

PRIZE: A media pass to Rhythm and Vines and 4 nights on site camping for the winner and a friend.

The finalists are:

Arch Hill

Einstein Music Journal

Presence Magazine

Dub Dot Dash

.The Sound is God.


5000 Ways

I Don't Care About Sleep

Connor Nestor (Rip It Up)

Broken Record

Steff Metal

Aye Bro


Music of Sound

Michael Music Blog



Brought to you by Sunglass Hut

PRIZE: ‘A Sunglass Hut year-round wardrobe’ - 4 pairs of sunglasses, one for each season, valued at $500 per frame.

The finalists are:

Katherine is Awesome

Rag Pony

Four Eyes

Runway Passport

Isaac Likes

Hemmed on the Bias

The Rational Dresser

Bowz and Arrowz


Misaki Boutique

Wellington Style TV


So Much to Tell You

Beauty Appeal

McCaulay and Maestro



Brought to you by grabaseat.

PRIZE: The Winner of the Microblog category will win return domestic flights for two people to either Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown thanks to grabaseat.

The finalists are:

Mr Bo Jumbles

City of Sails

Pebbles Hooper

David Farrier

Dan News

Connor Nestor

Amber Peebles

Fletch Vaughan

Rhythm and Vines

Wanna Ben TV

Jay Reeve

Social Media NZ

Mastermouse Patrol

Mr Vintage

Monty and the Face


Published on November 21, 2011 by Kyle Bell


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