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The North East’s best bloggers crowned at awards

The North East’s top bloggers were reveals at an awards ceremony that celebrates blogging talent in the region, last night (Tuesday 10 November) at Bonbar, Newcastle.

Categories in The North East Blogger Awards included beauty, business, food and drink, lifestyle, parenting, student, travel with new categories for 2015 including best Instablogger, best looking blog, best music blog and homes and interiors.

Once again the competition culminated in the North East Blogger of the Year, sponsored by Intu Metrocentre, which saw Cherly Lumley from All Round Creative Junkie scoop the top award.

The event is the brainchild of Newcastle creative communications agency O PR, and attracts well-known national and international brands as sponsors including Primula Cheese, Dr.Martens, Tommee Tippee and Greggs.

Judging the awards this year was O PR’s digital strategist Holly Peacock and 2014 North East Blogger of the Year winner Samantha Rickelton of North East Family Fun blog alongside a judge from each of the category sponsors.

O PR’s Holly Peacock said: “This is the second North East Blogger Awards and this year we received over 650 nominations from an impressive range of bloggers. The breadth and quality of blogging in the North East just keeps getting stronger.

“The event was a fun-packed evening of inspiration, networking and a celebration – it really is great to see so many digital influencers right here in our region making such big impressions and taking the vibrancy of life in the North East to a global audience. Huge congratulations to all the bloggers who were nominated.

“Big thanks also to Bonbar for allowing us to host the successful event in its glamorous venue, JC Events for the impressive stage set and all our sponsors for getting involved to make it happen.”

Dan Black from Metro Radio compered the event, which saw entertainment from Facebooth North East, drinks samples from The Lakes Distillery and blogger gifts from Funky Laser and Greggs.

Winners announced on the night are:

Best Beauty Blog – sponsored by House of Savannah

Dinosaur Dances

Best Business Blog – sponsored by TSG

Ashleigh Money Saver

Best Food and Drink Blog – sponsored by Primula

Something Clean Something Green

Best Lifestyle Blog – sponsored by Intu Eldon Square

The Book The Film The T-Shirt

Best Parenting Blog – sponsored by Tommee Tippee

Sugar Rushed

Best Student Blog – sponsored by Gateshead College

Frey De Fleur

Best Travel Blog – sponsored by Newcastle Internationals Airport

From the North East to the Rest of the World

Best Homes and Interiors Blog – sponsored by Adderstone Group

Tracing Green

Best Instablogger – sponsored by O PR

Tony J Harding

Best Looking Blog – sponsored by Benfield Motor Group

Love Cats Inc

Best Music Blog – sponsored by Dr. Martens

Nerd Pit

NE Blogger of the Year – sponsored by Intu Metrocentre

All Round Creative Junkie