Awards Night 

The UKYA Blogger Awards are this month! Hopefully you’re as excited about this as we are.

We have goody bags for the attending shortlisted bloggers, the trophies have arrived (they are beautiful) and the running order has been sorted.

UKYABA is about celebrating the UKYA Book Blogging community as a whole. So regardless of whether you were nominated we hope you attend, enjoy the cake and snacks, and have a wonderful time with the people who are there.  Never forget how amazing you all are.

There are likely to be a lot of photos taken that night. We ask that if you do not want your picture to be taken you make people aware of this.

If you are one of the shortlisted bloggers who wins there is an opportunity for you to claim your trophy on stage and say a few words in a short speech (we’ve set aside approximately 1 minute). There is no obligation for you to do this. If you prefer to just collect the prize that it absolutely fine.

See you soon!

The UKYABA Team

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The #UKYABA Book Blogger Badges are here!

Please find below jpegs that you can download and use on your blog and/or social media profiles.

There are individual ones for each shortlist category and we also made one for the longlist. We hope you like them and that we see as many UK Book Bloggers as possible on the 14 April 2018 to help us celebrate the awards. 🙂

The full shortlist is HERE
The full longlist is HERE

The UKYA Blogger Awards is about celebrating Book Bloggers all year around and you can always do that by submitting a Wall of Wonderful post to let someone know how wonderful you think they are. The link to the page is HERE

Remember you are all amazing!

 

 

How to vote –

The following categories are eligible for voting by UK Book Bloggers:

  • Marvellous Blogger Award
  • Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
  • Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)
  • Best Established Blogger (4+ years)
  • Best Content & Design

To be qualified to vote you must be an active UKYA Book Blogger. Please note that if we are unable to verify details, we will not be able to count the vote.

Please note that if you are shortlisted in a specific category you are not entitled to vote in that category. You can vote in all the categories you are not shortlisted in.

Request your Book Blogger Voting Form by emailing ukyaba (at) gmail (dot) come with the subject: UKYABA Shortlist Voting – Book Blogger Voting Form

 

The following categories are eligible for voting by UK Authors:

  • Champion Adult Blogger
  • Champion Teen Blogger
  • Champion of Diversity
  • Champion Vlogger
  • Champion of Social Media
  • Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
  • Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)
  • Best Established Blogger (4+ years)
  • Best Content & Design

Request your Book Blogger Voting Form by emailing ukyaba (at) gmail (dot) come with the subject: UKYABA Shortlist Voting – Author Voting Form

Important: Publishers, Authors and verifiable UKYA Book Blogger forms we received during the nominations will automatically be issued with a voting form.

 

Voting closed on the 31 January 2018.

The UKYA Blogger Awards Shortlist

We are incredibly excited to be announcing the UKYA Blogger Awards Shortlist today. Many thanks to all the Publishers, Authors and Book Bloggers who submitted nominations.

Huge congratulations to all the book bloggers on the Shortlist.

Champion Adult Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Bloggers aged 20+.

Layla Abby    @readable_life                (readablelifeblog.wordpress.com)
Andrew Hall  @PewterWolf                   (thepewterwolf.blogspot.co.uk)
Jo Clarke      @bookloverJo                  (bookloverjo.wordpress.com)
Beth             @bookloverx                    (wordsfromareader.weebly.com)

Champion Teen Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Bloggers aged 13-19.

Liv                   @Livsescape                     (livswonderfulescape.wordpress.com)
Amy                @GoldenBooksGirl           (goldenbooksgirl.wordpress.com)
Lucy Powrie    @LucyTheReader            (queenofcontemporary.com)
Jess                @bookendsendings          (bookendsandendings.wordpress.com)

Champion of Diversity
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Bloggers who actively champion diverse & #ownvoices books/authors/characters. This blogger makes a significant effort to support diverse stories.

Virginie                       @ChouettBlog                  (chouett.com)
Luna’s Little Library    @lunaslibrary                   (lunaslittlelibrary.wordpress.com)
Nadia                 @scorpioreads                 (headscarvesandhardbacks.wordpress.com)

Champion Vlogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Be it discussions, book-challenges or book reviews, this award is about Vloggers who share their book-love passionately. (Their channels may have other content but book reviews/content are the core.)

Lucy Richardson    @thebookbelle                (www.youtube.com/TheBookBelle)
Zoe Collins             @zcollins1994                (www.nosaferplace.co.uk)
Jean                @JeansThoughts                   (www.youtube.com/user/BookishThoughts)
Maddie & Bee        @MaddieandBee            (www.youtube.com/user/HeartFullOfBooks)

Champion of Social Media
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, be it on one or all of these, this blogger excels at sharing what book blogging is about.

Lucy Powrie       @LucyTheReader            (queenofcontemporary.com)
Michelle Toy      @ChelleyToy                     (talesofyesterday.co.uk)
Emma                @NverJudgeaBook          (www.neverjudgeabookbyitscover.co.uk)
Mike                  @mike_reads                   (mikereadsblog.wordpress.com)

Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Bloggers who have started blogging within the last two years.

Amy                    @GoldenBooksGirl          (goldenbooksgirl.wordpress.com)
Rebecca S          @_rebeccastobart           (thisbookyplace.blogspot.co.uk)
Steph Elliott        @eenalol                          (alittlebutalot.wordpress.com)

Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Bloggers who have been around for a few years, worked to build their blog and are continuing to champion books.

Zoe Collins           @zcollins1994                   (www.nosaferplace.co.uk)
AnnaliseReads     @AnnaliseBooks              (annalisebooks.wordpress.com)
Kelly                     @kellysrambles                (kellysramblings.wordpress.com)

Best Established Blogger (4+ years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Bloggers who have been there, done that & got the t-shirt! After 4 years (or longer) they are still here and still working hard to help publishers and authors. That deserves recognition.

Luna’s Little Library           @lunaslibrary                   (lunaslittlelibrary.wordpress.com)
Michelle                             @cloverness                     (flutteringbutterflies.com)
Jim                                    @Yayeahyeah                   (yayeahyeah.com)

Best Content & Design
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Book Blogs come in all kinds of colours and designs. This award is about recognising that creativity, as well as how easy it is to find content or manoeuvre on the blog. Plus the information on the blog: what about those book reviews? This category is for design, tech skills and writing!

Briony                   @BrionyAppleton            (missbriony.com)
Mia                       @thecosyreader              (thecosyreader.wordpress.com)
Becca                   @LittleMemoirs                 (prettylittlememoirs.com)
Ashleigh               @frolic_fiction                 (afrolicthroughfiction.wordpress.com)
Charlotte Burns    @charlotteswhere          (charlottesomewhere.wordpress.com)

Marvellous Blogger – BLOGGER ONLY VOTE
Book bloggers who makes you feel happy about being part of the book blogging community.

Jenn                    @JennieLy          (jenniely.com)
Zoe Collins          @zcollins1994    (nosaferplace.co.uk)
Olivia Gacka        @olivia_gacka   (thatfictionlife.co.uk)

 

Check back on 20 January for details on how to vote.