Finalists announced and People's Choice now open!
The judging has been intense. After hours of reading, laughing, crying and deliberation we’re super excited to announce the shortlisted finalists for this year’s Bupa Blog Awards!
Scroll down to check out our amazing entrants and to place your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Our finalists will be invited to join Bupa’s exclusive Influencer Program, with free webinars, workshops and insights from those who have successfully navigated the influencer space. They’ll also receive opportunities to work with us on campaigns throughout the year.
To help grow their influencer platform to improve the health and happiness of their online community - winners from each category (including People’s Choice) will receive $1,000. Our People’s Choice winner will take away $2,000 and $3,000 cash goes to our overall winner.
6 November 2017 – Winners are announced
And the finalists in each category are...
Bloggers that provide practical and real information to support parents with kids from conception right up until the teenage years on all aspects of family life.
Picklebums is the brainchild of Kate - a well-established blogger, ex-preschool teacher and mum to four kids. You’ll find fantastic recipes here, loads of printable’s, kid’s activities and some insightful and realistic thoughts on parenting and children’s behaviour.
Our judges were quite taken with The Modern Mumma’s writing style: engaging, simple and fun! This blog follows the life of raw parenting and contains reviews, tips and brutal family life honesty. Lovely, relatable content for families.
Melbourne based blogger Veggie Mama, shares her thoughts on life as a mum to two little ones. You’ll find great reads here for family friendly meals, lunchbox ideas, life stories and travel. A lot of laughs and a healthy dose of reality!
Bloggers that lead a healthy and happy life through balanced every-day fitness, sharing knowledge and tools that motivate readers to have strong minds, bodies and souls.
Lazy Girl Fitness makes exercise accessible, providing a good balance of well written articles, powerful personal stories and video content to inspire achievable goals. The site is bright and colourful and the content well thought out.
Magenta is a young, up and coming blogger, creating content across beauty, fashion, interviews, lifestyle, music, opinion and wellness to name a few. We were impressed and inspired by her passion for influencing and her ‘if you don’t like it, change it’ attitude.
A personal blog with clear insights and mindfulness techniques to inspire wellbeing. Rachael's information is not only drawn from her personal experiences, which include her own battle with stress and anxiety, but also from a qualification in psychological science.
A dedicated resource for parents of children with special needs in Australia, filling a gap in the carer space for the community. Loads of helpful, engaging content written from a variety of perspectives from parents to specialists - so there's something for everyone.
A balanced approach to food and eating for health and feeling good, instead of based on the numbers on a scale. Well informed content and imagery that’s easy to digest, aiming to improve health literacy. There's lots of practical tips to be found here.
Bloggers that provide an insight into our furry or feathered family members. Beloved pets, wildlife and animals. Pet health, animal news, veterinary or animal behaviour fall into this category.
Meeting the needs of a large community of dog owners, Bayside Dog Owners blog ‘BDog’ has a mix of well-written, fun and informative content for dog lovers everywhere. From finding the right dog sitter to responsible breeders, there’s something for everyone.
PAWDinkum is the brainchild of one of Australia’s most successful food stylists and recipe developers, Fiona Rigg. A visually beautiful site offering unique and healthy hand-made doggie treats working alongside veterinarians to ensure recipes are nutritional and appropriate for pets.
A blog highlighting the importance of looking after the health and welfare of pets living on the streets. Evidence-based information on diet and medicinal needs of pets and the work they do with veterinarians. Content is engaging and powerful.
Written by a practicing vet, you’ll find high-quality credible and relevant information for pet owners, on evidence-based treatments and best-practice guidelines across the full gamut of pets from cats and dogs right through to 'pocket pets'.
Bloggers that inspire a realistic healthy and balanced approach to eating, through factual nutrition information, practical tips and recipes.
Written by a practising dietitian, Feed Your Future Dietetics believes everyone deserves to live a life of health and wellness. She is passionate about helping people achieve their highest quality of life through nutrition, mental health and exercise.
Healthy Happy Wonderful provides great evidence based nutrition. Bright and colourful with well referenced health information, a mix of articles tackling complex topics in an easy to digest, conversational way. Recipes, food groups and the impact of diet plus much more.
A blog for parents looking for healthy meal ideas for their kids. Lots of variety, recipes and lunch box ideas for families with a focus on low salt, no refined sugar and heaps of fruit and veg.
A husband and wife team (qualified nutritionist and chef) who believe in 'everything in moderation' without food restrictions or following fads. Interesting mix of nutrition articles combined with something for parents and people looking to enjoy great food.
Food inspiration and home cooking presented in a clean and modern blog with pictures to make your mouth water. Diverse array of recipes to cater for the foodie enthusiasts every occasion. It’s all about eating and enjoying healthy, wholesome and real food.
Bloggers who inspire people to maintain a healthy work/life balance by living life to the fullest at home or abroad. From inspirational travel writing to the restful beauty of staycations and everything in between.
A fresh blog on the block, Adelaide blogger duo Hayley and Lauren curate content about style, fashion, food, fitness, women, fun and all things life. A bright and interesting variety of well written, genuine content reflected through their group of feature writers.
Visually inspiring blog on the hunt for the best and most innovative movements in health, wellness, fitness, nourishing food and luxury travel from all corners of the globe. Written by a qualified personal fitness trainer and journalist with a powerful personal story.
Mrs D plus 3 is the creation of Robyn, a stay-at-home mum with three kids under 10. Interesting and warm content with lots of variety across parenting, personal, travel and lifestyle. Lovely balance of still imagery and video.
Stories from Emma, a self-proclaimed farmer's wife, green thumb, baker of scones, grower of chubby babies and giant pumpkins. This blog covers everything from motherhood, food, gardening, creativity and exploration to home and rural living. Engaging, genuine content complimented with stunning photography.
Bloggers who share their personal journey overcoming a health challenge that inspires others. This could be in the caring, disability, mental health, aged care, recovery or living with an illness space.
Our judges loved Sam's powerful story of recovering from cancer and making the most of life. In this refreshingly honest and open blog, you’ll find a heap of recipes and travel tips, all mixed in with some beautiful personal stories.
Filled with useful tips and ideas on how to maintain a healthy life with children, By Brittany Noonan covers topics from post-natal depression to body confidence, the importance of ‘me time’ and more. A very authentic, fresh and easy to use blog.
Miracle Mama is a lovely blog that offers genuine help and support for those with a different parenting journey. With a focus on wellness for parents, her personal content will resonate and provide reassurance to others in a similar space.
Miss Chardy shares a unique view of her world from the NT. She's got a straight forward writing style covering recipes, personal tales on her ‘station’ life, travel articles and more. Our judges loved her no-nonsense and bubbly approach.
Suger Coat It is a judgement-free and inclusive space that focuses on helping people be the best they can be. A visually beautiful site, it’s fresh, clean and filled with useful tips across styling, being the most confident version of yourself and lifestyle.
People's ChoiceVote for your favourite blog from our shortlisted finalists to go in the running for the People’s Choice Award. Hurry, voting closes 13 October!
Meet the judges
Director Brand and Health & Care Strategy, Bupa
Content and Social Marketing, Bupa
We’re the team of experts behind the ever-expanding Bupa Blog Awards. We’re highly passionate about attracting and nurturing quality influencers in the health and care space. The skillset across the team is wide and varied ranging from Facebook experts and designers, right across to strategic thinkers and content editors. We’re super excited about this year’s event, and look forward to being exposed to new influencers during the process.
From left: Pip Crisp, Jenny Yuen, Renee Bertolus, Susan Martin & Suzy West.
Emma Trkulja & Rowena Singh
Emma loves all things social, with previous experience in magazine and digital content. She studied journalism at UNSW and now works as a Social Media Executive at Mindshare.
Rowi is an Assistant on Mindshare’s Social Media team with first-hand experience in digital influencing and blogging. Rowi is passionate about all things social and a strong people person.From left: Rowena Singh & Emma Trkulja
Director of Styling Curvy, lifestyle blogger and 2016 Overall Bupa Blog Award winner