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UK Blog Awards – Voting Now Open!

Perhaps it was because I was on such a high after scooping a prize at the North East Blogger Awards, or maybe I’ve just become so accustomed to the Geordie phrase ‘shy bairns get nowt’ but I recently found myself entering Life in Geordieland in to the UK Blog Awards!


These prestigious awards were set up last year to recognise the growing importance of blogging across a wide range of industries in the UK. According to the organisers, there are 31% more bloggers today than there were four years ago so understandably, the concept of a National Awards was very popular!


The first phase of voting is now live and it’s a public vote so I’d love you to get behind it and show your support for Life in Geordieland. It’s been entered in to two categories, ‘Lifestyle’ and ‘Arts & Culture’, you can even vote in both categories if you’re feeling generous, just be sure to do it before 3rd December!

If I can drum up enough support for my little blog, I may even make it through to phase two when a panel of industry experts will shortlist ten blogs in each category. The shortlisted finalists will be announced mid-December, imagine what a wonderful Christmas pressie that would be? Following this, a glamourous awards ceremony will take place in London in April which I’d absolutely love to be a part of, well, any excuse to go dress shopping!

Below are the links to vote and if you want to keep up to date on twitter be sure to follow @UKBlogAwards or check out the hashtag #UKBA15

Vote for Life in Geordieland in the lifestyle category HERE

Vote for Life in Geordieland in the Arts & Culture category HERE

Massive thanks in advance for all your support. I love writing this blog and my motivation to do it is never about winning awards but to shine a light on the fabulous place where I live. However, if I can do both, that would make me very proud indeed!

By Rachel Kershaw

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Rachel Kershaw

I'm a proud ambassador for all that's great about Geordieland and love sharing the best of what NewcastleGateshead has to offer. I may not be a Geordie born and bred but I've lived here for a over a decade and am proud to call this fabulous region my home!


  1. Congratulations on your award! Just seen the RT on @VisitEngland. Glad to see you liked Body Worlds, I recently visited the exhibition in Newcastle and loved it.
    Sara 🙂

    • Thank you Sara, it was such a great night at the awards! Body Worlds is fascinating isn’t it? I’ve been telling everyone to go, did you see much else in during your visit to Newcastle, hope you had a fab time!

      • I loved the city but sadly only had one day and that was no where near enough to find our way around. I’ll certainly go back next time I’m up north.

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