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The MAD Blog Awards celebrate everything that is great about the UK’s parent blogging community.

Second annual MAD Blog Award winners revealed at ceremony hosted by Parentdish.co.uk and TalkTalk

3 October 2011: The winners of the second annual MAD Blog Awards for British Mummy and Daddy bloggers were announced on Friday evening at a gala awards ceremony held at the TalkTalk Customer Experience Centre in the heart of London’s Soho.

Around 100 of the country’s best-loved parent bloggers came together to find out the winners of the MAD Blog Awards, which were sponsored by Parentdish.co.uk, and hosted by TalkTalk. The MAD Blog Awards celebrate everything that is great about the UK’s parent blogging community.

Fourteen winners were chosen by a public vote, while the winner of the Parentdish MAD Blogger of the Year Award was chosen by an independent voting panel. More than 50,000 nominations and votes were submitted in this year’s awards, but just 75 blogs made it through to the finals.

“Last year’s awards were a great success and this year we’ve seen more nominations, a greater level of interest and the standard of the finalists was such that it was never going to be easy to predict the winners. We’re so proud of everyone who has taken part,” said Sally Whittle, founder of the MAD Blog Awards, and author of the Who's the Mummy? blog.

Tamsin Kelly, editor of Parentdish.co.uk, added: “The MAD Blog Awards 2011, and our winners, really show the diversity and extraordinary quality of blogs that are being created in the UK. This has been a tremendous achievement by everyone involved, and shows the vital role that blogs continue to play in parents’ lives. We are very proud to have sponsored the 2011 MAD Blog Awards.”


The 2011 MAD Blog Award Winners are:


MAD Blogger of the Year 2011: Imagination Tree
Sponsored by Parentdish.co.uk
Runners up: Red Ted Art; Northern Mum; Transatlantic Blonde; Scribbling Mum; A Boy with Asperger's

Most MAD Family Life Blog of the Year: Northern Mum
Sponsored by Little Dish
Runners up: Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes; Mummy from the Heart; Patch of Puddles; Slummy Single Mummy; Scribbling Mum

Best MAD Craft Blog: Red Ted Art
Sponsored by Early Learning Centre
Runners up: Nurture Store; Never Plain Jane; Imagination Tree; Mary Poppins

Best Pregnancy Blog: Is There a Plan B?
Sponsored by Bounty
Runners up: Circus Queen; I Heart Motherhood; A Place of My Own; Simply Hayley

Best MAD Food Blog: Cooking, Cakes and Children
Sponsored by Morrisons
Runners up: Maison Cupcake; Feeding Boys; Eggs, Cream and Honey; Jam and Cream

Most Inspiring MAD Blogger: A Boy with Asperger's
Sponsored by Mothercare
Runners up: Not Even A; Patch of Puddles; Diary of a First Child; Ghostwriter Mummy

Best New MAD Blog: Mammy Woo
Sponsored by Born Free
Runners up: Mummy Central; Beenie Buds and Co; Babylon Lane Tales; SAHM Loving It

Best MAD Blog Photography: Tales from the Village
Sponsored by Photobox
Runners up: Carrots and Kids; Soft Thistle;Squidgyboo; Housewife Confidential; Clinically Fed Up

Best Pre-School Fun MAD Blog: Red Ted Art
Sponsored by MEGA Bloks
Runners up: Translatlantic Blonde; The Imagination Tree; Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes; Mummy's Busy World

Best MAD Small Business Blog: The Mummy Whisperer
Sponsored by TalkTalk
Runners up: LittleStuff; All About the Boys; Baby Budgeting; Queen of Easy Green

Best Blog Writer: More than Just a Mother
Sponsored by Dr Beckmann
Runners up: Metal Mummy; Sleep is for the Weak; Doing it all for Aleyna; Blog up North

Best MAD Blog Post of the Year: Dance Without Sleeping
Sponsored by Sodastream
Runners up: Baby Budgeting; Metal Mummy; The Five F’s; Very Bored in Catalunya; The Missy M Missives

Best MAD Baby Blog: Diary of the Dad
Sponsored by Plum Baby
Runners up: Leon McCarthy; Edspire; Bloggomy; Mother’s Always Right

Best MAD Blog for Family Fun: A Mother’s Ramblings
Sponsored by Kids Closer to Nature
Runners up: NurtureStore; Thinly Spread; The Imagination Tree; Mummy’s Busy World

Most Innovative MAD Blog: Geek Mummy
Sponsored by ebuzzing
Runners up: Typecast; Note from Lapland; Violet Posy; 20 Something Mum


Notes to editors:

The MAD Blog Awards is the UK’s largest independent awards programme for Mummy and Daddy bloggers. It is organised by Flea Enterprises Ltd, publishers of the of Tots100 Index of British Mummy and Daddy bloggers, the UK’s largest community of active parent blogs.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 MAD Blog Awards, launching in March 2012, are now available. Please contact us for further information.

All finalists are available for interview, please contact us for further details, case studies and photography of the awards ceremony and bloggers. We can also supply case studies and comment on parenting and parent blogging issues and trends.

Further details about all the winners, the full judging panel and prizes are available at The MADs website: http://www.the-mads.com

For further information please contact:

Sally Whittle
MAD Blog Awards
Tel: 07500 095 284
getintouch@the-mads.com
Twitter: @madblogawards
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/madblogawards

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