THAT PROTEIN & HBC HEALTH BLOG AWARDS

A collaboration between That Protein and the Health Bloggers Community, the awards are a celebration of the flourishing and ever-growing community of health bloggers from all around the world.

The 2017 awards are focused on the UK market, as well as including one Irish category and one EU category.

OUR CO-FOUNDERS

THAT PROTEIN

That Protein is the first ever raw and organic 2-in-1 superfood plant protein with serious nutrition that gives proven health benefits. It has created a nutrition revolution with its first ever “super proteins” – the purest range of fabulous superfood and protein fusions out there.

It’s the only brand to mix superfoods with plant proteins in high enough concentrations to deliver real health benefits, including repairing and building lean muscle, helping you work out for longer and maintaining great skin, hair and nails.

HEALTH BLOGGERS COMMUNITY

The Health Bloggers Community is the first and leading community of health and fitness influencers, counting over 1.5k members from 14 countries.

The community is a hub for bloggers looking to develop their skills with the HBC Academy, share their stories via the HBC magazine, meet up through our worldwide events and work with the most exciting up-and-coming brands from the health and wellness industry via our influencer programme.

Key Dates for the Health Blog Awards:

 

Voting ends for shortlisted entries: 1st August 2017

Irish and EU Bloggers Categories Announced: second Week of August

Awards ceremony: 21st September 2017

BEST EUROPEAN BLOG

BEST YOGA & SPIRITUALITY BLOG

BEST IRISH BLOG

BEST RECIPE BLOG

BEST VEGAN BLOG

FREE FROM & ILLNESS RECOVERY

BEST SCIENCE & NUTRITION BLOG

BEST HEALTH & FITNESS INSTAGRAM

BEST FITNESS BLOG

BEST BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE

BEST NEW BLOG

HEALTH BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Judges & Ceremony

Rebecca Pearson
Dr. Rupy Aujla
Rozanna Purcell
Annie Clarke
Darlene McCormick
Carly Rowena

2017 Master of Ceremony & Panel Host

Q&A Host: Rhiannon Lambert
Master of Ceremony: Fab Giovanetti

2017 Sponsors

Looking to sponsor this edition of the Health Blog Awards?

For more info and details drop us a line at brands@healthbloggerscommunity.com

2017 CATEGORIES

1. Best Recipe Blog 

2. Free-From / Illness Recovery Blog (sponsored by Freeist!)

3. Yoga and Spirituality Blog

4. Fitness Blog (sponsored by Bounce Foods)

5. Vegan Blog (sponsored by That Protein)

6. EU Bloggers 

7. Best New Blogger (sponsored by Mindful Bites)

8. Science and Nutrition Blog (sponsored by Mount Olympus Foods)

9. Best Health & Fitness Instagram (sponsored by Spiced Nutrition)

10. Best Irish Blog (sponsored by Soulbia Foods)

11. Best Natural Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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12. Health Blogger of the Year (sponsored by Renew Life)

 

CATEGORIES EXPLAINED

Best Recipe — a food blog focusing mainly on recipes

Free-From/Illness Recovery Blog — a blog with dairy-free/gluten-free recipes, or a journey of illness recovery (e.g.Crohn’s disease)

Yoga and Spirituality Blog — a blog about yoga, spirituality and wellbeing

Fitness Blog — a blog focusing on fitness

Vegan Blog — a blog that covers topics surrounding veganism and/or vegan recipes

EU Bloggers — a blog run by a European health blogger

Best New Blogger – a blog that has been running for six months or less

Science and Nutrition Blog — a blog that includes opinion pieces and articles on the science behind food, nutrition or fitness

Health Blogger of the Year — the only category you cannot enter, we choose one blogger who stands out from the crowd to take the title.

HOW TO ENTER THE AWARDS

  • Must be a blog
  • Must be entered into the correct category
  • Must be written by a person based in the UK
  • The EU Blog category is for bloggers based outside of the UK & Ireland only
  • The Irish Blog category is for bloggers based in Ireland only
  • The blogger must be over the age of 18
  • Each blog can be entered into a maximum of two categories
  • The Awards are open to anyone that writes a blog – whether it is for enjoyment/personal development, as part of their job, to improve the visibility of their business as sole traders or as a professional blogger
  • By entering the Health Blog Awards you agree to allow the Awards to publish excerpts and showcase screen shots of entered blogs in promotion of the Awards.

The top X3 Blogs from each category will be shortlisted and will be showcased on the website

Shortlisted blogs will be featured on the HBC magazine and social media, as well as on the website.

We hope that all shortlisted bloggers can attend the HBA ceremony to celebrate their blogging achievements and also to collect their award in person if they win.

VOTING AND NOMINATING

  • On 15th July, you will be notified if you have been shortlisted.
  • It is then up to you to promote your entry to your colleagues, friends and family.
  • Once the public vote closes, the top 3-5 blogs from each category will be put forward to our expert judges.
  • Public vote counts for 30% of the final score, and judge vote counts for 70%.

The criteria for the awards will be judged as follows:

  1. Relevance to the topic
  2. Design & style
  3. Engagement and social proof
  4. Content
  5. Blog usability and navigation

OUT OF THE ABOVE 5 CRITERIA, FURTHER SUB CRITERIA INCLUDES:

  • Quality and consistency of the blog
  • Overall Branding
  • Food blogs: recipes, clarity, and overall food photography
  • Passion and knowledge on the main topic of the blog

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Any blogger can enter throughout May and June. Entries will be shortlisted on 30th June. Max 2 blog categories per blogger. The finalist list will be opened up to a public vote — this is your chance to get your readers behind you and get them voting.

We’ll supply you with buttons and banners to promote your vote, then it’s down to you to encourage your readers to vote for you. The public vote is worth 30% of the overall mark.

Anyone can enter! If you’re a blogger you can nominate yourself, as long as you carefully read the criteria above. There is no charge — this is a celebration of our community — so get entering.

Yes, you can enter your blog into the‘Best EU Blog’ category (it must be written in English). This is the only category where the blogger doesn’t have to be based in the UK or Ireland. The Irish Blog category is specifically for Irish bloggers.

Hit us up with #HBA2017 and follow @healthblogaward on Twitter.

2016 That Protein & HBC Health Blog Awards

Our first edition of the Health Blog Awards saw over 150+ bloggers compete for 9 categories in the field of health, fitness and wellbeing.

Judges & Winners

Zanna Van Dijk
Hazel Wallace
Pixie Turner

Best Health Blog of the Year  (Sponsored by Soil Association) Rachel – Healthy and Psyched

Best European Blog (Sponsored by Linwoods) Anne Kraup – Anne Smiles

Best Free From & Illness Recovery Blog (Sponsored by Soulmate Foods) Ceri Jones – Natural Kitchen Adventures

Best Yoga & Spirituality Blog (Sponsored by Amanzi Tea)  Eleanor C May – Green + Aquamarine

Best Science and Nutrition Blog || Sarah Curry – Dishin it Out

Best New Blog (Sponsored by Superfoodlx)  Rae-Emily Dani & Lily –  Beauty at Brunch

Best Fitness Blog (Sponsored by Bounce Balls) Lisa J Holmes – Wildcat Fit UK

Best Vegan Blog (Sponsored by That Protein) Amelia Littlejohn – Nourishing Amelia

Best Recipe Blog (sponsored by Two Chicks) Lucy Parker – Lucy and Lentils

©2017  The Health Bloggers Community

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