The time has come for this years UKYABA (U.K. YA Blogger and Vlogger Awards). It seems to have come round pretty quickly from last year, especially as they announced their involvement with YALC 2019, where the awards will actually be hosted!
It seems crazy to me that it has been a whole year since the last event, and i’m so excited for this years considering they will be held at YALC. We get to see everyone collect their awards and be recognised for being a part of the blogger community, and as i made more friends in the community, i’m excited to see everyone be celebrated!
We have been semi involved with UKYABA before, i make sure to nominate every year and last year we even got longlisted for “Champion Of Diversity” which was completely unexpected for us. We didn’t make it past the longlist, but that’s still an achievement i’ve carried with me for the last year.
On Friday, the first lot of voting started for “Best Newcomer” and “Best Established Blog”, and the nominations were set in to a long list. To our surprise, we were actually on the longlist for Best Established Blog. Not only were we shocked, but we have a little bit of imposter syndrome in this category. We are so grateful to be included in this list of people along with some of our favourite blogs. I’m still in a little shock that we’ve been nominated two years on the run, and being on a longlist has made us feel recognised enough.
The voting is now open for “Best Newcomer” and “Best Established Blog” and you can vote HERE. There are so many excellent blogs included in this years vote, so please take the time to look at them all and make your decision. Everyone is so deserving in these categories.
There are still more categories longlists to be announced yet. Champion Of Diversity, Most Inspirational, Best Review/Bookish Post, People’s Choice for Author Interactions, and Publishers choice. I’m not such when they will be announcing the longlists for these categories, but make sure you keep an eye on the @UKYABA Twitter account to keep up to date with what’s happening.
These awards mean a lot to the community, and there are so many people who deserve to be recognised for what they’re doing, the connections their making and the undying love and commitment they’re putting in to their blog.
Don’t forget, if you’re at YALC on Friday this year, stick around for the awards to see your favourite bloggers pick up something they really deserve!