We’ve been shortlisted in The Blog Awards Ireland and need your help!

Our company blog has been shortlisted in The Blog Awards Ireland 2015 in two categories – Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Blog Post. We’re delighted to make it to the Company Shortlist. It is great to see our company listed along with some incredible Irish companies. The Blog Awards Ireland recognise the passion and enthusiasm that blogging and bloggers share with their readers. This year the Blog Awards Ireland have introduced a public vote that accounts for 30% of the overall vote.

The Public vote has opened and we would appreciate it if you would consider voting for Eco Evolution in one or both categories. It’s simple, just click on the images below and click on Eco Evolution and then click DONE. We are the only green energy company shortlisted and would love your help to help spread the word about the benefits of green energy and living a sustainable lifestyle.

If you would like to vote for Eco Evolution in one or both categories please click the images below. Thank you in advance 🙂 

 

Vote for Best Lifestyle Blog here                    

Click here to vote for Eco Evolution in the Best Lifestyle Blog category

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vote for Best Blog Post here

Click here to vote for Eco Evolution in the Best Blog Post category

          

 

                                      

 

 

 

                                 

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 ~ We’re in the finals

I was absolutely thrilled when scrolling down through the list of  The Blog Awards Ireland 2014 finalists to discover my blog had reached the finals in two categories – Best Eco/Green Blog sponsored by ESB eCars and Best Science/ Technology Blog. What a great start to the weekend 🙂 It’s my second year to reach the finals in the Best Eco/Green Blog category. I’m up against some great blogs, but to reach the final stage is an honour in itself.

I’d like to extend my congratulations to all the bloggers who made it to the finals and commiserations to those that weren’t selected. The Blog Awards Ireland  is a great way to get your blog noticed and gain readership and most importantly discover other bloggers that you might not otherwise have heard of and make connections with those that share similar interests.

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 - we've reached the finals

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 Finalist

Best of luck to the finalists in all thirty categories and to the judges who have tough decisions to make over the next two weeks. The finals will take place on the 04th October in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane where we will see a blogger from each category crowned the winner. It promises to be a great night kicking off at 6:30 with a drinks reception and plenty of opportunities for chatting to other bloggers and getting photos. The meal starts at 7:30, each course is followed by the announcement of ten awards, ending around 10:30 with the announcement of the winners of Best Blog, Best Blog Post and the Glenisk competition.

Hats off to Lorna, Amanda and all the team for organising such a wonderful event.

 

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 ~ We’ve made it to the shortlist!

This morning I discovered our blog had made the Short List in The Blog Awards Ireland 2014 in three different categories. What a great start to a dull and dreary Tuesday morning! It has been shortlisted in the following categories Best Eco/Green Blog   Best Science Technology Blog  Best Blog of a SME.  The quality of blogs in every category is very high this year and it’s great to see that so many of the blogs that I read on a regular basis have also been short listed in the various categories.

blog_buttons_SHORTLIST I want to say a quick thank you to all of the fantastic people who follow and read my blog and have made it a success – I hope you will continue to read and help to grow the blog  for years to come!  Also a big thank you to the 180 judges that volunteered their time to read the blogs over the past number of weeks and who deemed it worthy to be included in a list with other great blogs.  Congratulations to all who made the Short Lists, and to all who were nominated… that’s no mean achievement in itself.

Wishing everyone the very best of luck in the next round!

 

 

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 ~ we’ve been nominated!

Wow, what a wonderful way to start the weekend. I’ve just discovered that my blog has been nominated in Blog Awards Ireland 2014, not just in one but in four categories. I’m gobsmacked to say the least 🙂 Last year I was a  finalist in the Eco/Green category and this year my blog has been nominated in the following categories.

Best Eco/Green Blog sponsored by ESB Ecars

Best Blog of an SME  sponsored by Mediabox

Best Technology/Science Blog ,

Best Mobile Compatible Blog sponsored by GSM Solutions

It is an honour to be listed in the company of  bloggers that I admire and whose blogs I read regularly.  This year sees a huge increase in blog nominations right across all categories and I’m delighted to see an increase especially in the Eco/Green category.  The awards are a great way to discover other bloggers from around Ireland that you might not otherwise have heard of and make connections with those that share similar interests.

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 ~ we've been nominated

Credit: Blog Awards Ireland 2014

For now we are in the Long List of nominations which we are delighted with. We will wait with baited breath to find out on the 22nd August  if we managed to get into the Short List.  The finalist judging will then take place and the winners of the coveted Blog Awards Ireland 2014 will be announced and presented with their well deserved awards in the Westgrove Hotel in Clane on 4th October.

Best of luck everyone and a very big thank you to our blog readers who felt that our blog deserved to be nominated.

Blog Awards Ireland ~ we've been nominated

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 ~ Credit: Earth First

 

 

An electrifying night at The Blog Awards Ireland

The stage is set for a wonderful night

The stage is set for a wonderful night

Where has the time gone! Almost a week gone by and we’re still on a high from the absolutely fantastic night at the Blog Awards Ireland 2013 which was held in The Osprey Hotel in Naas. From the moment we stepped into the room we knew it was going to be a night to remember. There was no corners cut for this bloggers celebration….. the most fantastic lighting, table decor and the guys and gals from underCURRENT were meeting and greeting and smiling with us for the camera 🙂 …….. the Cabaret theme was brought to life!

Me and Mr. Eco all glammed up for the night!

Mr. Eco and me all glammed up for the night!

Eco Evolution made it to the finals in the Best Eco/Green Blog. Thank you to everyone who nominated us and the judges who put us through to the various rounds. Alas,  we were not winners but we did have the privledge of sitting at the WINNERS table. The lovely Dee of Greeensideup swept the boards. Not only did she win the Best Eco/Green category she also won two other categories, Best Great Outdoors, Best Lifestyle and took away the Best Overall Blog Award. Catherine of Foxglove Lane also won Best Photography Blog…..Wow! five blog awards at the one table. My gut feeling was right….Greensideup would sweep the boards on the night. Told you Dee! 🙂

Sitting at the winners table

Sitting at the winners table

We shared our table with friendly chatty bloggers from the Best Eco/Green and Great Outdoors categories. Bloggers that I have followed for years and had hoped to meet one day …… and here we were, all at the same table 🙂 There was the Queen of Irish blogging Dee from Greensideup,  Brian from The Secret Garden, (who loved my strong Wexford accent!!) David from Beyond the Wild Garden, Lorna from Jardin Design, Catherine from Foxglovelane and Suzanna from Zwarbles. If you get a minute please pop over to their blogs as they are well worth the read.

Blog Awards Ireland 2013

My new favourite mug from the goody bag!

Bunny, a funny and fabulous Drag Queen from Northern Ireland and the very talented singing and dancing UnderCURRENT troupe based in Dublin kept us well entertained on the night. Goody bags, spot prizes galore, delicious food and wine (I’m vouching for the vegetarian option here!) and not one but three desserts from Glenisk which were just devine 🙂 where all part and parcel of an amazing night. We were one of the lucky ones,  our table was adorned with a fabulous basket of freshly picked organic grapes brought along by Suzanna from Zwarbles.  All in all an awards night to be remembered.

Me and Mr. Eco enjoying the night

Mr. Eco and me enjoying the night

If you would like to see more great photos of the night head on over to the Blog Awards Ireland Facebook Page.

Well done once again to Amanda, Beatrice and Lorna on organising such a memorable occasion.