Bloggers honoured in night of celebration

O PR managing director Kari Owers with winner of the North East Blogger of the Year award Samantha Rickelton, of North East Family Fun blog.
O PR managing director Kari Owers with winner of the North East Blogger of the Year award Samantha Rickelton, of North East Family Fun blog.
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Hundreds of people helped celebrate the first ever North East Blogger Awards.

Categories included food, sports, beauty, lifestyle, parenting, business, style, travel, student, best newcomer and a special award for North East Blogger of the Year.

The event was organised by Newcastle PR agency O PR and held at Lane7 in Newcastle.

O PR managing director Kari Owers said: “We were astounded at the amount of blog nominations which ran into the hundreds and hundreds, and picking winners was very difficult as the breadth and quality of blogging in the North East is obviously really strong.

“The evening was a huge success; big thanks to Lane7, The Lakes Distillery, Fentimans, The Glass House and Tiger Hornsby for getting involved to make it a great celebration.”

Dan Black from Metro Radio compered the event with music provided by blogger and DJ Lauren Archer on the decks, who was named best food blogger on the night for her Scran on the Tyne blog.

Live music and flapper girls from new bar venue The Glass House opened the evening of Lane7 bowling, food and the region’s first taste of the new Lakes Gin from the Lakes Distillery, then the awards ceremony was followed by an after-party at Tiger Hornsby, recently opened on the Quayside.

Winners were:

Best food blog – www.scranonthetyne.com/

Best style blog – http://chicest.co.uk/

Best parenting blog – www.mumsdays.com

Best travel blog – www.lifeingeordieland.com

Best lifestyle blog – www.hello-freckles.com

Best sports blog – http://alydixon.com/

Best business blog – www.tsg.com/blog

Best beauty blog – www.beautysauce.com

Best new blog – www.katiesblondeambition.com/

Best student blog – http://hollyoliviacreates.blogspot.co.uk/

NE Blogger of the Year – www.northeastfamilyfun.co.uk/