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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā ……..¬†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! ūüôā

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 ūüôā 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¬†ūüôā 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.

Blog Awards Ireland 2013

What a surprise when we discovered our blog had been nominated in the Blog Awards Ireland 2013. Over 3,500 blogs were nominated in this years awards and we were lucky enough to be nominated in the Best Eco/Green Blog category which is sponsored by ESB eCars. A very big thank you to our blog readers who felt that our blog deserved this recognition.

For now we are in the Long List of nominations which we are delighted with as we are among the cream of Irish Eco/Green Bloggers. We will wait with baited breath now to find out on the 8th September to see if we managed to get into the Short List.  The finalist judging will then take place and the winner will be announced and presented with their well deserved award in the Osprey Hotel in Naas on the 12th October.

Good luck everyone!

thank you

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