The Bupa Blog Awards have uncovered an overwhelming volume of blogging talent this year. Our judges have spent countless hours reading the nominated blogs. They have laughed, cried, been challenged and inspired. A big thank you to everyone who entered and voted.
10 Jun 16 Entry closes
4 Jul 16 Finalists announced
1 Aug 16 People’s Choice voting opens to the public
31 Aug 16 People’s Choice voting closes
2 Sep 16 Winners are announced
It’s been a rewarding journey, check out our amazing winners below.
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Check out the winners!
2016 Bupa Blog Award Overall Winner
Jenni from Styling Curvy not only took out the Lifestyle category award, but also the prestigious Overall 2016 Bupa Blog Award Winner. Personal styling, body confidence, wellness and lifestyle tips. The judges loved this blog for the excellent content covering a wide range of topics, the engaging style and above all, the brave, unique and authentic voice of this strong blogger.
People's Choice Winner
With almost 3,000 votes for People's Choice this year, the competition was fierce! A clear stand-out however, was Helena's blog Toby Wigglebottom. The people have spoken!
Jenni from Styling Curvy won the Lifestyle category for her personal styling, body confidence, wellness and lifestyle tips.
Karan from Doxies Downunder stood out for being passionate about pet welfare. She aligns with some amazing experts in the field which adds credibility - plus she’s engaged online and has a great social media following.
Beth from Baby Mac appeals to a large mum demographic. She takes everyday topics and creates conversations around them in a humorous, honest and genuine way. A visually bright and engaging blog, that fills a gap in the family blogosphere.
Lisa from The Art of Joy took out this category for tackling some of the really important questions, with a lovely engaging writing style, great content and inspirational approach.
Julia from Five Fairies and a Fella is a wonderful storyteller. Her inspiring words make this blog relatable, positive and emotionally powerful while she takes us on an incredibly personal account of her health journey.
Rachel from Sesame Ellis has strong eye for imagery and a passion for integrating photography with a desire to create better self-esteem for tweens and teens.
Meet the judges
Social Media Expert and Blogger, Bupa
By day, Renee works in social media at Bupa and is sustained by copious amounts of coffee. By night, she blogs about her life on the edges of the Spectrum, sustained by a desire to connect with those living a similar life and a need to get it all out of her head. She was also the overall winner of the 2014 Bupa Blog Awards.
Founder and Head of Relationships, The Remarkables Group
The Remarkables Group was the first dedicated influencer talent agency in Australia, which launched in May 2012 and now represents 22 leading influencers. Founder, Lorraine was named one of BRW’s Five Young Entrepreneurs to Watch and one of Dynamic Business’s Young Guns. She has featured frequently in media, including The Project, Sunrise, Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire, Sky News and The Australian.
Director Brand and Health & Care Marketing, Bupa
Jane is a commercially oriented and forward-thinking leader with proven success in delivering strategic marketing outcomes across a range of industries. Starting in media and public relations, Jane’s marketing career has spanned across retail, financial services and now the health sector. Jane is also a mother of two girls, and strives for work/life ‘integration’ as she juggles work and home life with a smile and strong sense of humour.
Marketing Manager, Olympus Imaging Australia
Kristie leads Olympus' brand and product strategy as they redefine the camera industry with their cameras. Kristie believes that to thrive, constant innovation is an absolute mandatory; it is not simply enough to strive to overtake the competition but it’s the journey that you take your brand, customers and business on that matters the most.
That's a wrap!
As we sipped wine and dined on degustation overlooking the Melbourne skyline, the buzz in the room was electric. Bubbles of excited conversation, moments of awe and oodles of openness brought our program for this year to a close. And what a celebration of health influencers we had! Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. We look forward to working with you!