The inaugural Blog North Awards took place last night at the Deaf Institute. Part of Manchester Literature Festival, the annual event follows on from the previous Manchester Blog Awards – but widens the scope to celebrate the best of Northern England’s independent online publishing. The evening featured readings from four of the blogs shortlisted in the awards’ seven categories, plus a reading and Q&A session with the headliner, author and blogger Adam Christopher. The event culminated with the announcement of the award winners – here are a few of our favourites…

Best City or Neighbourhood Blog: Sevenstreets – a stylish, comprehensive alternative guide to Liverpool, with a habit of provoking a legal writ or two

Best Food and Drink Blog: Around the World in Eighty Bakes – one woman’s attempt to discover and document the world through baked goods. She’s half way through her tasty-looking challenge so far

Best Writing: The Most Difficult Thing Ever – the musings and observations of a Huddersfield postman, whose reading had the awards audience in hysterics

To view all the winners and the full list of shortlisted blogs, visit the Blog North Awards website.

Chris Horkan
Published on:
Thu 18 Oct 2012