Another day, another dollar. Another year, another awards ceremony. Pedestrian teamed up with Intel to once again highlight the sublime talent of Australia’s blogosphere. The competition this year was on a whole new level – pitting the best-of-the best against each other. With the help of Intel, we curated content that explored all things blogging. It included things like tips on how to create your own platform, and how to deal with the h8rs. Last night, it all came to a head and the winners were crowned. Keep reading to find out who reigned supreme. 


Being an ~authority~ (?) on all things .com, we once again threw our Blogster Awards to praise those daring souls who are willing to put it all online and face the wrath of public scrutiny. 

Lee Lin Chin, Marc Fennell + P.TV’s founders, Oscar and Chris, were discharged with the task of deciding who was the best-of-the-best. Have a gander at the process they used to select the winners in this lovely vid: 

It all came to a head last night at the fabulous Catalina, located in Sydney’s Rose Bay. Pommery champagne was bottle poppin, DJ Grassy was laying down the bangers and canapés were in abundance – there was even a fucking oyster bar. Lee Lin was looking dapper AF in her chainmail-chic number. She also gave a scathing lecture on why she wouldn’t be taking a selfie with us peasants. #LLC4President.

The nominees assembled were the crème de la crème of everything digital, and they fought to the death in hopes of walking away with a trophy. 

 

THERE WAS DRAMA.

THERE WAS PASSION.

THERE WERE RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE PRESENT.  

Kweens of the game, Kayla Itsines (lifestyle nominee) and Mimi Elashiry (fashion), just casually hangin’. 


Sketchshe’s Shae-Lee Shackleford, Lana Kington and Madison Lloyd blinding us with their beauty. 

Food nominee Andy Allen hanging out with his BTS squad. 

IT WAS A GODDAMN BLOOD-BATH. 

Without further ado, the winners of this year’s Blogster Awards are . . .

*drum roll*

THE KATERING SHOWCOMEDY

THE DESIGN FILESMUSIC, TECH AND CULTURE

ANDY ALLENFOOD

KAYLA ITSINESLIFESTYLE

LIFE WITHOUT ANDYPHOTOGRAPHY

SARA DONALDSON (HARPER AND HARLEY) – FASHION

Congratulations guiz, youse the best of the best. 

A big shoutout to the nominees (listed below in their respective categories) who continue to produce bang-up work worthy of bulk praise. 

COMEDY:

Bondi Hipsters

Michael Cusack 

Friendlyjordies

SketchShe

Huw Parkinson 

MUSIC, TECH & CULTURE

The Design Kids

Startup Daily

Stoney Roads

Who The Hell


FOOD

Guy Turland & Mark Alston – Bondi Harvest

Lorraine Elliott – Not Quite Nigella

Sneh Roy – Cook Republic

Georgia McDermott – George Eats

LIFESTYLE 


Lauren Curtis

Chloe Morello

Diana Johnson & Felicia Oreb – Base Body Babes

Jessica Sepel – JSHealth

Eleanor Pendleton – Gritty Pretty

PHOTOGRAPHY

Patrick Stevenson  Hobogestapo

Ainsley Hutchence & Sebastien Fougere – Sticks And Stones

Eugene Tan – Aquabumps

Sarah Bahbah – Raised By The Wolves

Jessica Stein – Tuula Vintage

FASHION

Margaret Zhang – Shine By Three

Mimi Elashiry – mimielashiry.com

Amanda Shadforth – Oracle Fox

Luc Wiesman – D’MARGE

The awards might be over for this year, but you can still have a gander at our Blogsters microsite HERE for tips and tricks from the pros that could help you build your very own empire that influences the socials.

A big shoutout/thank you to Intel for making the Blogster Awards possible – y’all the greatest.   

All images via Life Without Andy.