Merritt Blogging Awards

2019 ENV Bloggy Award Presentation and Winners ” With so many exciting bloggers heading into 2019, it is a good idea to start voting for your favorite blogger now. “ […]

2019 ENV Bloggy Award Presentation and Winners

” With so many exciting bloggers heading into 2019, it is a good idea to start voting for your favorite blogger now. “

The Merritt Blogging Awards mark the 6 month milestone into our ENV Community Blogging initiative here in the Nicola Valley. Woot! Woot! Above all else, the community marketing program is moving forward in a very positive manner. Therefore it is time to have some fun recognizing some of the blogging stars so far for Experience Nicola Valley.

Merritt Blogging Awards
Greg Girard – Host of the 2019 ENV Blogging Awards

Community Content Marketing Program

This first-to-market project contributes to the growth and online awareness of small and rural Canadian communities. The innovative community project increases authentic content online, reduces administrative costs, builds a stronger community brand, and improves effectiveness, efficiency and quality of information.

We have gone from 5 bloggers to a whopping 18. In other words the program is doing very well and will only get better. As a result it only seems right to acknowledge some of the bloggers for their efforts.

2019 ENV Bloggy Awards

Community Marketing Program
Merritt Blogger Meeting 2019

“It felt like the right time to have our very first 2019 ENV Bloggy Awards”

February 4th, 2019 we presented our ENV Bloggy Awards to some of the bloggers who are leading the pack by example. The red carpet was rolled out. (Not really, but we did have it up on the projector screen). The awards shined up real nice with my fingerprints all over them. Lastly we made a toast celebrating Merritt and all who live here.

I thought I heard the bloggers thinking, “What is Greg up to now?!”

In addition we announced 3 finalists with each award to build up the excitement. As a result the crowd hummed and hawed as each name was being read out. I, being the host of the 2019 ENV Bloggy Awards, got to rip open the envelopes and announce the winners.

Below I have outlined the nominees and the celebrated winners.

Best Director Award

In short this ENV Bloggy Award goes to the Best Director of travellers by sharing, liking and commenting on other blogger’s articles on Social Media.

Community Blogging Award
Best Director – Travis Fehr

Winner: Travis Fehr (Mountain Biking Blogger) 

Meet Travis : https://experiencenicolavalley.com/user/travis/

Meanwhile the nominees were :

  • Lori Turmel (Chick-Chat Blogger)
  • Julie Pollard (Outdoor Adventure Blogger)
  • Travis Fehr (Mountain Biking Blogger)

Best Picture of the Year

In short this ENV Bloggy Award goes to the Best Picture (blog photo) which garnered the most attention.

Community Blogging Awed
Best Picture – Diane Lavoie

Winner – Diane Lavoie (Seniors Blogger)

Meet Diane: https://experiencenicolavalley.com/user/diane/

Meanwhile the nominees were :

  • Diane Lavoie (Seniors Blogger)
  • Lori Turmel (Chick-Chat Blogger)
  • Julie Pollard (Outdoor Adventure Blogger)

Best Screen Writer of the Year

In short this ENV Bloggy Award goes to the Best Screen Writer (most read blog article).

Nicola Valley Bloggers
Best Screen Writer – Jordyn Lee

Winner : Jordyn Lee (Youth Blogger) 

Meet Jordyn: https://experiencenicolavalley.com/user/jordyn/

Meanwhile the nominees were :

  • Travis Fehr (Mountain Biking Blogger)
  • Jordyn Lee (Youth Blogger)
  • Lori Turmel (Chick-Chat Blogger)

Best Producer of the Year

In short this ENV Bloggy Award goes to the Best Producer (most blogs published in first 6 months).

Winner – Diane Lavoie (Seniors Blogger)

Meet Diane: https://experiencenicolavalley.com/user/diane/

Meanwhile the nominees were :

  • Etelka Gillespie (Attractions Blogger)
  • Julie Pollard (Outdoor Adventure Blogger)
  • Diane Lavoie (Seniors Blogger)

Voting Rules for nominating your favorite blogger

With so many exciting bloggers heading into 2019, it is a good idea to start voting for your favorite blogger now. Voting is easy. All you have to do is give your favorite blogger some social media love. Below I have outlined how.

ENV Bloggy Award winners
ENV Bloggy Award Winners: Double Award Winner – Best Picture & Producer – (Diane Lavoie); Best Director (Travis Fehr); Best Screen Writer (Jordyn Lee)

Here Is How You Vote For Your Favorite Experience Nicola Valley Blogger

  1. Follow Experience Nicola Valley on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter so you do not miss any of your favorite blogger’s stories.
  2. Click the link provided when a blog story catches your attention on social media . Doing this, the link will take you to the story published on the Experience Nicola Valley Blogsite.
  3. Scroll down the page (read it as you scroll too) then Click a social media share button at the bottom of the page.
  4. On your personal Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter social media pages share your favorite bloggers stories with your friends and groups.
  5. Make a comment on their blogs (bloggers appreciate the effort of your comments).

“What if I do not have a favorite blogger?”

Answer: Follow Experience Nicola Valley anyway. This way you get to read any story and just vote for the ones you like.

Honorable Mention: Our Cake Master

Baker Blogger
Tracie Nixon – Cake Master

Tracie Nixon, our Baker Blogger, provided our award ceremony a fabulously beautiful cake! Huge hit. The cake was in the shape of a briefcase with a smart phone on top! By the looks of things we Experience Nicola Valley bloggers like eating chocolate briefcases as no evidence was left behind. A huge thank you to Tracie for her masterpiece. It was a tasty, classy and fun way to end the night!

Meet Tracie Nixon (Baker Blogger) : https://experiencenicolavalley.com/user/traci/


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Merritt Blogging Awards was last modified: February 5th, 2019 by Greg "Gug" Girard