Announcing the 2018 Bupa Blog Award winners
Bupa is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Bupa Blog Awards. Congratulations to A Stylish Moment, Life of Pikelet, Nourish Naturally, The Little Mumma, and Mumma Love.
A brilliant bunch of bloggers were celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted in Melbourne on Thursday night, recognising the finalists and revealing the winners of the 2018 Bupa Blog Awards.
There were 25 finalists celebrated on the night who were nominated under the categories Family, Pet, Lifestyle, Personal and Wellbeing, along with a People’s Choice winner and an Overall Winner.
The night’s top award went to Rebecca Gawthorne for her blog, Nourish Naturally.
Rebecca was awarded Overall Winner and won the Wellbeing category award.
Rebecca’s blog takes her clinical experience as a dietitian and nutritionist and helps to promote a realistic and achievable approach to healthy eating and nourishing your body naturally.
Rebecca was extremely honoured to be recognised for this year's Bupa Blog Awards .
“I was so excited for the Bupa Blog Awards. It was such a nice surprise to be a finalist and I definitely wasn’t expecting to win.
I am so keen to learn through Bupa's blog and influencer program and from the other bloggers who know their own industries. I can't wait to continue to grow and build out my own blog.
A record number of more than 16,000 people voted for their favourite blog across all categories for the People’s Choice Award.
Calley Gibson of Life of Pikelet took out the People’s Choice Award and Pet category for the amazing work as Australia's premier Rescue Ambassadog.
Life of Pikelet challenges the stigmas associated with rescue dogs and has rehomed over 50 foster siblings and assisted with the rehoming of hundreds more.
Calley said that winning two awards tonight was a massive surprise and she is looking forward to working with Bupa and other bloggers next year.
"I was expecting to come away with two sore feet - not two awards!
“I’m very excited to be able to become a part of such a great community and gain further support, knowledge and networking. It'll be great to experience this with people that understand and know what I’m doing," she said.
Angie Maddison from The Little Mumma took out the top prize for the Families category for her blog.
Angie is a mum of three and writes beautifully and candidly of her family’s experiences in a relatable, warm and authentic way.
The Lifestyle category winner was Jemma Mrdak for her blog A Stylish Moment for women on a path of confidence, creativity and ultimate style. It's a go-to for all things wellness and lifestyle for women.
Personal category winner for this year is Annie Love from Mumma Love.
She’s a mum to three boys, and navigates parenthood with Leukaemia, Down syndrome and grief through her blog. The beautifully candid blog is all about family, grief, rollercoasters and all the love stories woven in between.
Congratulations to all the 2018 Bupa Blog Award finalists and winners!
Jenny Yuen, Bupa Marketing Content Planner and judge, said it was tough competition and hard to judge and select winners for each category this year.
"It was incredibly difficult to judge and select this year's winners but we loved everything from their amazing writing to their unique perspectives on what it means to live healthier, happier lives.
"All our winners do incredible things for their online communities, and we're so pleased to be able to recognise and celebrate them," she said.
This year was the fifth year of the Bupa Blog Awards, recognising people outside of Bupa who have a strong influence on their community’s health and wellness.
In the space of five short years we've developed our awards into a full influencer development program that not only recognises upcoming talent but connects them to training and workshops with the view to help grow and develop our winners and finalists.
What I love about the Bupa Blog Awards is discovering and celebrating these wonderfully talented men and women who help shape the health and wellbeing of Australian families, pets and people through incredible content
This talented group of award winners will be invited to join Bupa’s exclusive influencer program, with free webinars, workshops and insights from those who have successfully navigated the blogger and influencer space.
They’ll also receive opportunities to work with Bupa on marketing campaigns throughout the year.
To help grow their influencer platform to improve the health and happiness of their online community, winners from each category have been awarded $1,000.
Our People’s Choice winner, Life of Pikelet, takes away $2,000 and $3,000 goes to our overall winner Rebecca Gawthorne for her blog Nourish Naturally.
Find out more about the awards and all our fantastic Bupa Blog Award finalists on the Blue Room.