The MAD Blog Awards first launched in 2010, with 50 bloggers gathering to celebrate the new phenomenon of “parent blogging” at Butlins in Bognor Regis.
It wasn’t the glitziest of occasions, but we had afternoon tea and a fabulous dinner, before hitting the bar – where Jo from Slummy Single Mummy taught us to make balloon animals.
The Mum and Dad (MAD) Blog Awards were designed to celebrate the blogs we love. Not necessarily the biggest blogs, or the most famous ones. But the blogs we loved to read, and the bloggers who created them.
A lot has changed since then. With each passing year, new influencers joined the MADS, and old friends kept coming back (mostly looking younger every year).
Our community has grown to encompass more than 10,000 influencers. We’re no longer just bloggers. While many of us still put blogging at the heart of what we do, we’ve welcomed Instagram and YouTube influencers to our community. And we still think it’s important to celebrate our community, and recognise our successes.
Ten years after we first launched the MADS we are running the awards for 2020’s parenting influencers.
From today you can nominate your favourite UK parent influencers in 12 categories designed to recognise the variety of talent in our community in 2020.
Here’s the Important Stuff:
The MADs 2020 are open to all UK parent influencers who want to take part – the more the merrier!
Nominations will run for 2 weeks, from January 10th 2020 to January 24th. There are 12 categories. 11 of these are open to influencers, and our 12th, new category, is designed to recognise excellent influencer outreach by a brand.
After nominations have closed we will announce 60 finalists. These will be the influencers with the most nominations along with one influencer per category chosen by our judging panel.
After the finalists are announced, voting will be open for 2 weeks.
The winners will be announced at the 2020 MAD Blog Awards, full details will be announced after voting has closed!
You can find more information here:
We can’t wait to celebrate the UK’s best Mum and Dad influencers and our 10th year feels very, very exciting! Good luck to all who choose to take part in our awards this year, and we’ll be sharing more updated in the coming weeks.