Haynet is the host of the Countryside Blogger of the Year Award and the founder of the original Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award.
The awards have been running for nearly eight years celebrating authentic equestrian and rural bloggers who are the cream of the crop! During that time Sam Hobden from Haynet and fellow judge Ashley Rossiter from MirrorMePR have recognised the very best rural and equestrian bloggers out there and the concept has grown considerably over the years.
In 2019, the awards took on an exciting new direction with new award titles, categories and a definitive split between the two sectors. In a natural progression, Haynet passed the reins of running the Equestrian Blogger Awards to Equestrian PR & Social Media Marketing Agency, MirrorMePR. Haynet moved forward separately with the Countryside Blogger of the Year Award working closely as a judge on the equestrian awards. Still working together with Ashley judging the Countryside Blogger Awards, they aim to recognise top class bloggers writing content with a genuine following with the heart of the countryside and equestrian world at its core.
On Tuesday 13th August 2019, the finalists in the Countryside Blogger of the Year Award will be announced through our Instagram channel, with the winner being announced on Thursday 22nd August 2019. The Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award will be held in October. Judges will look at all bloggers who they feel fall into the countryside and equestrian categories independently together with bloggers being invited to put their blog forward. If you would like your rural lifestyle blog to be considered for judging in the Countryside Blogger of the Year Award, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information by Sunday 4th August 2019:
This year’s awards consist of the following categories and prizes:
COUNTRYSIDE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2019
PRIZE: £250 CASH PRIZE, DIGITAL BADGE, FREE ADVERT LINKING TO WINNERS BLOG FROM HAYNET AND TROPHY
RISING STAR COUNTRYSIDE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR 2019
PRIZE: DIGITAL BADGE
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS:
FARMING BLOGGER 2019 PRIZE: DIGITAL BADGE
COUNTRYSIDE STYLE AND INTERIOR BLOGGER 2019 PRIZE: DIGITAL BADGE
ALL WINNERS WILL RECEIVE MARKETING SUPPORT FROM HAYNET THROUGH ITS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS FOR ONE YEAR
Full Terms and Conditions of the Awards are at the foot of this page.
If you would like your equestrian blog to be considered in the Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger of the Year Award then here are the details to enter. Judging will consist of a public vote once the finalists have been announced. 50% of the public vote will be taken into account to decide winners of the award categories with the remaining 50% being concluded by the judges following strict criteria.
Both awards have the focus of celebrating rural writers acknowledging their content, consistency and how they promote themselves in the world of digital marketing through their blog content. Judging criteria will look at genuine and authentic blogs that are well written, rounded, interesting and have relevant content presented to their audience with a unique personality. Finalists should have a connection with their readers and judges will take into consideration social etiquette, post content, the use of product placement and overall engagement.
The Countryside Blogger Awards very much wants to share all aspects of the countryside from what we eat, do and wear through quality blog writing, giving the winners recognition to be proud of.
Please follow our Instagram channel for all the award news, following the hashtag #CBYA2019:
We have had some fantastic blogging award winners over the years. Here are our previous winners since the awards began in 2012.
COUNTRYSIDE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1 The finalists will be announced on Tuesday 13th August 2019 when the public online vote will then be opened. Links for voting will be announced on the day. The winner of all categories will be announced through our Instagram channel on Thursday 22nd August 2019.
2 Voting is via email address only. Duplicate email entries will be discounted and only counted as ONE vote.
3 HAYNET has the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.
4 Any personal data collected will be solely used in connection with the Countryside Blogger Of The Year Awards 2019, MirrorMePR & HAYNET.
5 The prize money is transferable to the winner within 14 days of the correct bank account details being submitted. The winning prize monies will be transferred by BACS to the winner’s bank account.
6 The winning trophy will be forwarded by courier within 14 working days of the winners address being forwarded to HAYNET.
7 HAYNET its web host Black Nova Designs and Survey Planet, who are collating votes, cannot accept any responsibility for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with the internet connectivity or line, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded. With regards to marketing and advertising of the event, HAYNET accepts no responsibility again for technical failure should promotion be interrupted in this manner.
9 HAYNET reserves the right to change these Terms & Conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the website and such posting shall be adequate notice to all participants.
Haynet is a leading equestrian and countryside blogging directory, telling your stories from the stables to the fields. If you love living in the countryside, riding your horse, farming the fields or walking your dogs through the woods – then you will feel right at home here!
Haynet is also the host of the Countryside Blogger of the Year Award celebrating top class bloggers within the industry. We are also the founder of the #HorseBloggers channel and the host of #RuralBloggers, a dedicated network to share countryside related content, engaging with the rural blogging community. Working also with equestrian and rural companies, Haynet brings you all the views, news and latest products that you will find of interest.
So grab a cuppa, kick off your wellies and enjoy reading from the countryside!
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