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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thank you, 1st Annual Bicol Bloggy Awards!

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Official poster created by my brotha from anotha motha, Carlo Copada

Homegrown Bicolano bloggers and student bloggers (as well as gold and silver mice) amassed the Bicol University College of Arts and Letters Amphitheater yesterday for the 1st Annual Bicol Bloggy Awards.


The 1st BBAs was the first ever gathering of Bicolano bloggers  and a night to celebrate Bicolanos and their online bodies of work. The goal of the affair is to uphold convergence and interaction in the Bicol blogging community and the rest of the world.

This blogger also managed to bag "Blog of the Year" and "Best News and Media" for his blog (You guessed it!) The Culture Shack. Thank you so much, judges!

I am very overwhelmed by the honors that I've receieved from this event and I just would like to say that this is exactly what I needed especially now that I have chronic writer's block. It's this kind of personal impetus that affirms my worth as a writer and I am genuinely thankful that fellow bloggers, professional bloggers at that, were able to appreciate the one thing I do best. 

I am grateful in more ways than one. As one of the organizers, the whole affair was exhausting to say the least. We barely had two weeks to set the whole thing up and our budgetary shortcomings weren't helping either. I let out a big sigh of relief at seeing the project being successfully carried out and everyone having a good time. And though it was our first time spearheading an awards night of this magnitude and we practically had no idea of organizing a decent awarding ceremony, I think that the 1st BBAs turned out pretty goshdarn awesome if I do say so myself. It was a labor of love for all most of us who worked hard on making this event a success and we couldn't be any happier with the output.

Congratulations once again, AB Journalism-4A and AB Journalism-4B for a job well done! Congratulations as well to the award recipients! See you all again next year!

Here were the awards given last night at the 1st BBAs, you might want to check 'em out:

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY:

Blog of the Year: Jdejesus Cabrera - "In A Bucket" - http://inabucket.wordpress.com/


Blogger’s Choice : Goldimyrr Repolles - "Musings of the Midnight Writer" -http://goldimyrr.repolles.com/

Best Blog Design: Claire Raborar - "Lakwatsera de Primera" -http://www.lakwatseradeprimera.com/

Best Personal Blog: Maria Kristina Tormes Abiog - "Speckles n Spectrum" -http://kristinabiog.blogspot.com/

Best Photoblog: Roxx Luzada - "She Roxx Photos" - http://www.roxxluzada.blogspot.com/

Best Filipino Blog Abroad: Claire Raborar - "Lakwatsera de Primera" -http://www.lakwatseradeprimera.com/

Best Filipiniana Blog: Goldimyrr Repolles - "Musings of the Midnight Writer" -http://goldimyrr.repolles.com/

Best Hobby & Recreation Blog: Kerby Rosanes - "[Sketch Pad]" -http://www.kerbyrosanes.tumblr.com/; Sherwin Magayanes - "Byahero Snapshots" -http://www.byaherosnapshots.com/ (tie)

Best Sports Blog: Halley anne – "built from scratch" - 
http://jaggedcore.blogspot.com/

Best Travel Blog: Claire Raborar -"Lakwatsera de Primera" -http://www.lakwatseradeprimera.com/

Best Culture and Arts Blog: Gibbz Cadiz – "Gibbs Cadiz" -http://gibbscadiz.blogspot.com/

Best Entertainment Blog: Gibbz Cadiz – "Gibbs Cadiz" - http://gibbscadiz.blogspot.com/

Best News & Media Blog: Dex Baldon - "Wow Legazpi" - http://wowlegazpi.com/

Best Food & Beverage Blog: Chris Aquino - "Raving Mad" -http://chrisaquino.blogspot.com/

Best Fashion Blog: Rhyz Peralta - "Pretty, Cute and Outrageous" -http://rhyzbloggin.blogspot.com/

Best Beauty Blog: An Dre Ahh - "Bee's Kyoote Blog". - http://beekyoote.blogspot.com/

Best Technology Blog: Marvin Ryan Vista - "Batch Processed" -http://batchprocessed.blogspot.com/ 

Best Commentary Blog: Jdejesus Cabrera - "In A Bucket" -
http://inabucket.wordpress.com/

Best Advocacy Blog: Goldimyrr Repolles - "Musings of the Midnight Writer" -http://goldimyrr.repolles.com/

Best Literature Blog: Jason Chancoco - "Hagbayon" -http://www.hagbayon.wordpress.com/

Best Humor Blog: Jdejesus Cabrera - "In A Bucket" - http://inabucket.wordpress.com/





STUDENT CATEGORY:



Blog of the Year:  Andrew Garcia Gahol - "The Culture Shack" -http://cultureshacked.blogspot.com

Blogger’s Choice : Franco Honesto Lasay - "The Designerati" -http://thedesignerati.blogspot.com/

Best Blog Design: Joy Matocinos - "Kuhang Maligaya" - http://kuhangmaligaya2.blogspot.com/

Best Personal Blog: Franco Honesto Lasay - "The Designerati" - http://thedesignerati.blogspot.com/

Best Photoblog: Caryl Lee Gamis - "Kwadradopiya" - http://kwadradopiya.blogspot.com/

Best Filipiniana Blog: Lorena Fuellas - "Rosaryo" - http://rosaryoako.blogspot.com/

Best Hobby & Recreation Blog: Kathleen Barquilla - "DeMachina" - http://www.demachina30.blogspot.com/

Best Sports Blog: Joanna Pinon – "iSPORTSPAGE" - http://www.isportspage.blogspot.com

Best Culture and Arts Blog: Caryl Lee Gamis - "Kwadradopiya" - http://kwadradopiya.blogspot.com/

Best News & Media Blog:  Andrew Garcia Gahol - "The Culture Shack" -http://cultureshacked.blogspot.com

Best Food & Beverage Blog: Josyl Caballes - "Foodo" - http://www.josyl-foodo.blogspot.com/

Best Fashion Blog: Cervin Bariso - "eFiorucci" - http://www.efiorucci.blogspot.com/

Best Beauty Blog: JV Rapirap - "The Guyliner" - http://www.Theguyliner.blogspot.com

Best Technology Blog: April Dawn Guerrero - "U-Techmo" - http://www.utechmo.blogspot.com 

Best Commentary Blog:  Eric Rivera - "Arkitekturang Bikolnon" - http://www.thearkitek.blogspot.com/

Best Advocacy Blog: Walter Miralpes - "Green Republic" - http://www.Waltzgreener.blogspot.com

Best Literature Blog: Marjorie Mae Noble - "Noble Reads" - http://www.Noble-reads.blogspot.com

Best Humor Blog: Salvador Literal, Riza Latigay - "Dorizays" - http://dorizays16.blogspot.com/

Best Love and Relationship Blog: Salvador Literal, Riza Latigay - "Dorizays" - http://dorizays16.blogspot.com/

Best Movie Blog: Siviorjah Orozco - "Miss J's Movie Jam" - http://www.lokalnapelikula.blogspot.com/

Best Music Blog: Maria Kathleen Navarro - "Musikath" - http://www.musikath2.blogspot.com

Best Religion Blog: "Dawnism" - http://www.dawnism19.blogspot.com

Best Environment Blog: Walter Miralpes - "Green Republic" - http://www.Waltzgreener.blogspot.com

Best Science Blog: Mary Joy Red - "SCIRE" - http://www.redgallileo.blogspot.com/

Best Architecture Blog:  Eric Rivera - "Arkitekturang Bikolnon" - http://www.thearkitek.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

  1. Great job! And thanks for making the event possible! ^___^

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  2. Thank you! I'm already excited for the next BBAs. Haha

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  3. Haha. I hope I could attend next time :)

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  4. Wow! Nice to know that there's a Bicol Bloggy Awards too :)

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