Announcing the UKYA Blogger Awards Longlist

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

A huge congratulations to all the book bloggers on the Longlist.

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Champion Adult Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)

Bloggers aged 20+.

Andrew Hall         @PewterWolf
Beth                     @bookloverx
Emily                    @TheYANightstand
Gem                     @gemlovesbooks
Jane Evans          @bookswithjane
Jesse Owen         @JesseEverAfter
Jim                       @Yayeahyeah
Jo Clarke             @bookloverJo
Katie Brown         @katiebookqueen
Kirsty                   @overflowingklc
Layla Abby          @readable_life
Maddie & Bee      @MaddieandBee (Heart Full of Books)
Rachel                 @Rachels_Reads
Rachel                 @_sectumsemprah
WithLoveforBooks   @SuzeLavender & @Annieksnowroses
Zoe Collins              @zcollins1994

Champion Teen Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)

Bloggers aged 13-19.

Amy                      @GoldenBooksGirl
Bex                       @myshelfmyself
Gee (The Bibliomaniac)
Holly Peckitt         @HollyPeckitt
Jess                     @bookendsendings
Liv                        @Livsescape
Lucy Powrie         @LucyTheReader
Samia Sharrif       @ssharifbooks

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.

Andrew Hall                      @PewterWolf
Charlie                              @charlieinabook
Jim                                    @Yayeahyeah
Jo                                      @Jo_Scribbles
Lauren & Megan               @YABookers
Layla Abby                        @readable_life
Luna’s Little Library           @lunaslibrary
Maddie & Bee                   @MaddieandBee (Heart Full of Books)
Mariam                              @helloiammariam
Michelle                            @cloverness
Nadia                                @scorpioreads
Rachel                             @_sectumsemprah
Sally                                 @TheDarkDictator
Sarah & Sophie               @TLCCBlog
Virginie                            @ChouettBlog

 

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.)

Amber                 @MileLongBookS
Ben Alderson      @Benjaminoftomes
George Lester    @TheGeorgeLester
Jean (BookishThoughts)
Jen                        @jenvcampbell
Jessikah Stenson @JessikahHope
Lucy Powrie          @LucyTheReader
Lucy Richardson  @thebookbelle
Maddie & Bee      @MaddieandBee (Heart Full of Books)
Sanne                  @booksandquills
Stevie                  @StevieFinegan
Zoe Collins          @zcollins1994

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.

Casey Ann          @CaseyAnnBooks
Emma                 @NverJudgeaBook
Grace Latter       @_gracelatter
Kate Ormand      @kateormand
Lucy Powrie        @LucyTheReader
Mia                      @thecosyreader
Michelle Toy        @ChelleyToy
Mike                    @mike_reads
Nadia                  @scorpioreads
Zoe Collins         @zcollins1994

Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)

Bloggers who have started blogging within the last two years.

Amy                     @GoldenBooksGirl
Amy Louise         @tomeswithtea
Briony                  @BrionyAppleton
Jess                     @bookendsendings
Layla Abby          @readable_life
Liv                        @Livsescape
Lois                      @MidnightMusing_
BookMurmation   @lou_nettleton
Rachel                 @Rachels_Reads
Rebecca S          @_rebeccastobart
Sarah                  @_sarahecampbell
Steph Elliott         @eenalol

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.

Amy P                  @powisamy
AnnaliseReads    @AnnaliseBooks
Ash                      @ashleighcanflyy
Ashleigh              @frolic_fiction
Ashleigh Macro   @AshleighMacro
Beth                     @BookLoverx
Dana                   @DanaAndTheBooks
Hollie Wilson       @hollieeblog
Jenn                    @JennieLy
Jo Clarke             @bookloverJo
Kelly                    @kellysrambles
Michelle Toy        @ChelleyToy
Olivia Gacka        @olivia_gacka
Steph Elliott         @eenalol
Virginie                @ChouettBlog
Zoe Collins          @zcollins1994

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.

Amber                                   @MileLongBookS
Andrew Hall                          @PewterWolf
Becca                                   @LittleMemoirs
Cora, Tea Party Princess     @Corazzz
Debbie                                 @SnugglingonSofa
Faye                                     @daydreamin_star
Grace Latter                         @_gracelatter
Jenny Marston                     @jennymarston_xo
Jess                                     @JessHeartsBooks
Jim                                       @Yayeahyeah
Laura H                                @sisterspooky
Lucy Powrie                          @LucyTheReader
Luna’s Little Library              @lunaslibrary
Megan & Lauren                  @YABookers
Michelle                               @cloverness
Michelle Toy                         @ChelleyToy
MinervaReads                     @minervamoan

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!

Ashleigh                            @frolic_fiction
Becca                               @LittleMemoir
Briony                               @BrionyAppleton
Carly                                 @carlybennett
Charlotte Burns                 @charlotteswhere
Curiouser and Curiouser  @amyjay1994
Drew                                 @SarcasticEnigma
Gee (The Bibliomaniac)
Hawwa (hawwaetc.com)
Kelly                                 @kellysrambles
Lovely Owls Books          @LovelyOwlsBooks
Luna’s Little Library         @lunaslibrary
Mia                                   @thecosyreader
Nadia                               @scorpioreads
Olivia Gacka                    @olivia_gacka
Richard                            @thehumposhow
Virginie                             @ChouettBlog
Zoe Collins                       @zcollins1994

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

Amber                @MileLongBookS
Amy                   @GoldenBooksGirl
Andrew Hall       @PewterWolf
Charlotte            @charlotteswhere
Harriet                @HRHPortman
Jenn                   @JennieLy
Nadia                 @scorpioreads
Olivia Gacka      @olivia_gacka
Rebecca S         @_rebeccastobart
Rhianne (littlenovelist.com/blog)
Sarah                 @_sarahecampbell
Steph Elliott        @eenalol
Zoe Collins         @zcollins1994

 

We have done our very best to find twitter handles for everyone if you are aware of a twitter handle for someone we’ve missed please let us know.

Thank you

 

P.S.
The Shortlist will be announced on the 19 January 2018.

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Nominations for the #UKYABA 2018 are now OPEN!

Calling all UKYA Book Bloggers! This is your chance to nominate your fellow UKYA Book Bloggers for a UKYA Blogger Award.

The UKYABA are about recognising the support and appreciation given to authors and publishers by the book-blogging community BUT they are also about celebrating everything the UKYA Book Blogging community is.

There are 4 awards that Publishers and UKYA Book Bloggers together nominate and vote on, plus 1 category exclusively nominated and voted for by Book Bloggers.

You can find a full list of all UKYA Blogger Awards by clicking this link.

To ensure transparency, every nomination received will be verified to ensure the nominee and person nominating are eligible. Please read the following carefully before submitting your nomination.

  • All nominees must be UK based.
  • Nominees must be active UKYA Book Bloggers. This means content on the nominee’s UKYA book blog has to have been updated within the last 2 months.
  • Nominees must fall into the categories specified. Please note the effective date for counting back years of blogging is 1st November 2017.
  • The person nominating must be an active UKYA Book Blogger and complete the form in full. If we are unable to verify details, we will not be able to count the nomination.
  • Multiple nominations are not permitted. Repeat nominations will cancel previously submitted eligible nominations.
  • Nominations close 10th November 2017.

If you have any queries or questions about nominating check our Q&A page here.

Submit your Nomination:

Announcing the UKYABA categories!

There is so much going on with the awards at the moment. Securing sponsorship for example; you can see our first official confirmation on the sponsor page already but there are sponsors to come VERY shortly. Super excited!

What’s taking up the most time right now is sorting out all the background work for the nominations and voting. You are not going to have to wait long to find more because we’ll be opening the nominations soon.

As with previous UKYA Blogger Awards there will be awards exclusively voted on by publishers and authors but we have others that have a combination vote, and one award will be voted for by bloggers only.

Today though we wanted to share the UKYABA categories with you:

Industry Only – Voted for by Publishers & Authors

Champion Adult Blogger

  • Bloggers aged 20+.

Champion Teen Blogger

  • Bloggers aged 13-19.

Champion of Diversity

  • Bloggers who actively champion diverse & #ownvoices books/authors/characters. This blogger makes a significant effort to support diverse stories.

Champion Vlogger

  • 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.)

Champion of Social Media

  • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, be it on one or all of these, this blogger excels at sharing what book blogging is about.

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Blogger Only Vote

Marvellous Blogger Award

  • This is about bloggers who makes you feel happy about being part of the book blogging community. Is it because they have great book recommendations? Or because they always send you that perfect gif on Twitter when you need it? How about because they cheer on authors? Or you? They send real/virtual care-packages? Something about this blogger makes UKYA book blogging a better place for you. It can be a tiny thing or a big thing but it matters!

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Industry & Blogger – Combination Vote

Best Newcomer (0-2 years)

  • Bloggers who have started blogging within the last two years.

Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)

  • Bloggers who have been around for a few years, worked to build their blog and are continuing to champion books.

Best Established Blogger (4+ years)

  • 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.

Best Content & Design

  • 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!