October 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Know a blogger who should be recognized for using their blog for social good? Then nominate them for the 2013 Blogger of the Year Award!
The Annual Bloganthropy Awards, which recognize and honor bloggers who use their sites to support charitable causes, is announcing the call for nominations for the 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year award.
Launched in 2010 by Bloganthropy, the unique awards program is dedicated to recognizing bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Those interested in nominating a blogger can visit the Bloganthropy website to apply.
The top three finalists will receive up to $500 towards their travel expenses, two nights at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, AR and transportation to and from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to attend the awards ceremony at the 2013 Champions for Kids Conference in Fayetteville, AR Nov. 21. The Champions for Kids Conference brings together a dynamic group of corporate executives, national nonprofit/educational leaders, bloggers and amazing thought leaders committed to accelerating social impact for kids. The winner will also be featured on Bloganthropy.org.
Previous winners of the Bloganthropy awards include Katherine Stone (2010), Susan Niebur (2011) and Devan McGuinness (2012). Katherine Stone is the creator of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog about postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. Susan Niebur, who chronicled her fight against inflammatory breast cancer and gave hope to millions of women, lost her life to the disease February 6, 2012. She used her blog, Toddler Planet and social networks to raise funds for research, to advocate and to educate women about inflammatory breast cancer. Devan McGuinness, the mother of three living children and 12 babies lost through miscarriages and stillbirth, started her blog Unspoken Grief as a means of helping other families wade through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Additionally, she posts on a secondary blog, Accustomed Chaos, and on Disney’s Babble.com, as well as other social media outlets to provide support for and give a voice to grieving parents around the world.
A special 2012 Bloganthropy Achievement Award was given to Kristine Brite McCormick. Kristine was recognized as a Bloganthropy Awards Finalist in 2010 for the creation of Cora’s Story, a blog that chronicles her thoughts and feelings surrounding the unexpected 2009 death of her newborn daughter from an undetected congenital heart defect (CHD). Kristine is now a sought-after author, advocate and speaker on both a national and global level who has testified before federal advisory committees, state-level legislative committees, parent advocates, hospitals and physicians. Kristine successfully advocated for legislation in her home state of Indiana, which made pulse oximetry (newborn heart screening) law in April 2011. She continues to help grieving parents in other states work to make pulse oximetry the standard of care through her grassroots organization, Pulse Ox Advocacy.
For more information about Bloganthropy and the Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year Award, please visit bloganthropy.org
For more information on Champions for Kids, please visit championsforkids.org
Bloganthropy.org aims to empower bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. The annual Bloganthropy Awards recognize those who have made a difference by using social media to effectively promote a cause or charity.
ABOUT CHAMPIONS FOR KIDS
Champions for Kids makes is simple to give children in your community the resources they need to thrive. We believe all children should have someone who cares, a place to belong, hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. Please visit www.championsforkids.org for more information or call 479-582-2008.
Written by Debbie
Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of Bloganthropy.org, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, Bloganthropy.org recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.
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