Travel Bloscars 2013: winners announced
The votes are in! We reveal the five UK & Ireland winners of Skyscanner's first travel blog awards.
The wait is over. The votes have been counted.
The Travel Bloscars 2013 are Skyscanner's first travel blog awards, recognising the excellent work of travel bloggers on informing and inspiring travellers by sharing their adventures and travel experiences, and honouring the very best of the travel blogosphere.
Here at Skyscanner, we spent countless hours reading travel blogs. It was a tough job. The standard of travel blogging is very high and there are many, many travel bloggers out there who deserve recognition, but eventually we narrowed down the field to five nominees in four categories.
The categories are:
Best male travel blogger: dedicated to male bloggers who have demonstrated excellent travel writing skills
Best female travel blogger: dedicated to female bloggers who have demonstrated excellent travel writing skills
Best travel photography blog: dedicated to those travel bloggers who capture the best moments of their travels with their cameras and delight us with outstanding images
Best newcomer travel blog: recognising new and up and coming blogs, which have been around for no more than four years, and whose authors have proven to be excellent travel writer.
There was also a fifth category, the user's choice blog. We left it up to you to nominate a travel blog of your choice who you thought should be awarded as a worthy winner.
Then it was down to YOU, the people, to decide which Bloscar nominee should be chosen as the "Best" Travel Blogger from the UK and Ireland in each category. Thank you to everyone who voted.
And the winners are:
Best male travel blogger: Man vs Clock
Best female travel blogger: 40 before 30
Best travel photography blog: Never Ending Voyage
Best newcomer travel blog: Flora the Explorer
Users' choice: Travel Edits
Congratulations to all our winners. Each winning blogger receives a Kindle Fire HD.
Our five UK winners go into the grand final, competing against the winners from across the world to determine the Best International Travel Blogger of the Year! The winners of each category, chosen by Skyscanner's International judging panel, will receive 600 euros' worth of flights.
The winners will be announced on 4 March...