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Finalists for Singapore Blog Awards 2013 Unveiled!

Singapore, 6 June 2013 – The 190 finalists for the sixth Singapore Blog Awards have been unveiled. Voting has begun in fervour, with bloggers rallying on their own blogs and leveraging on various social media platforms to garner support.

Organised by Singapore's leading news and entertainment portal, omy.sg, the award is presented by Panasonic this year, the second year the global brand has been fronting this exciting campaign to engage the online community.

The winners in the ten main award categories (see Appendix A) this year will stand to win a trip to the Northern Territory, Australia as well as a trophy designed by Singapore’s most expensive living artist, Tan Swie Hian.

The list of finalists saw a good mix of old and new faces in the blogging community. Some blog highlights include:


Winners for the Singapore Blog Awards are determined by a combination of online voting (30%) and professional scoring (70%) by a panel of independent judges appointed by 
omy.sg

The theme for the event is “60s Fever”, in line with this year being the sixth year of the Singapore Blog Awards. The award ceremony will be held at the chic Shanghai Dolly club in July.

Voting is now open till 23 June 2013. Visit 
http://sgblogawards.omy.sg for more information. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like speakers from JBL.

The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta (
http://project.omy.sg/social-media-fiesta), an omy.sg social media initiative. 

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Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E


For more information, please contact:

Mr Alvin Lim
Assistant Manager, Online Marketing

www.omy.sg 
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2490
Email: 
limlh@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1028
Email: 
mahys@sph.com.sg

Mr Gary Yeo
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
Email: 
garyyeo@sph.com.sg

About omy.sg

omy.sg is Singapore's first bilingual-friendly (Chinese and English) interactive web portal by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH). It is available on mobile platforms via two apps on both iPhone and Android - omy News and omy Showbiz. The portal provides the latest news and info-tainment for web-savvy users who want to be engaged and involved with the news they read. omy.sg enjoys over 15 million page views* from 550,000* unique visitors per month, and is one of the top news/entertainment/blog sites in Singapore. omy.sg also manages a community of 3,000 bloggers registered with the omy Blog Club and is the only media in Singapore organising a series of social media events annually under its Singapore Social Media Fiesta branding, covering major social media platforms.

About Singapore Blog Awards

The Singapore Blog Awards is the biggest social media event in Singapore. It is organised by omy.sg and is branded under omy.sg’s Singapore Social Media Fiesta, a series of social media events running from April to July annually. Into it’s sixth year running in 2013, the award attracts over 1,500 blog registrations each year and is an annual showcase of some of best blogs in Singapore and regionally. The trophy for the award is designed by Tan Swie Hian, the most expensive living artist in Singapore and winners this year will get to travel to Northern Territory, Australia.

About omy Blog Club

The omy Blog Club has a member base of over 3,000 registered bloggers and is managed by the team at omy.sg. There is no registration fee to join and anyone with a blog is welcome to join the community. Members get exclusive invitations to movie previews, product launches and other exciting media events.


About Singapore Press Holdings

Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. It publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. On an average day, – 3.05 million individuals or 76 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.