PRLog - Nov. 15, 2012 - NEW YORK -- FriendsEAT has opened nominations for its 2012 "Best Food Blogger" contest. The contest aims to find out what are the most popular and loved food blogs of the year as decided by the culinary community.
On November 13 FriendsEAT launched nominations for its 2012 Top Food Blogger Contest. Anyone can nominate his/her favorite blog by filling out this form.
Voting has been scheduled to begin on Monday, November 26, 2012. Voting will be done by a simple click on FriendsEAT’s “love” buttons which can be embedded by nominees onto their website, or on the FriendsEAT page for each particular blog.
Voting is scheduled to close on Friday, December 7, 2012. Voting will be tallied over the weekend and results will be posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012.
The winners will be featured on the FriendsEAT blog and interviewed individually shortly after the results are announced. The winners will also be featured in FriendsEAT’s social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest. Winners will be invited to write a blog on a food topic of their choice. The top three will also receive prizes.
This year, FriendsEAT has added categories to better qualify blogs. Categories include:
· Best Food Travel Blog
· Best Food Photography Blog
· Best Cooking Blog
· Best Recipe Blog
· Best Wine and Spirits Blog
· Best Restaurant Review Blog
· Best Vegetarian Blog
· Best Food Blogger
All categories will be decided upon by the community, except for “Best Food Blogger” which will be selected by judges in the culinary industry.
The top 50 food bloggers will also be recognized on the FriendsEAT blog and invited to contribute a food blog on the FriendsEAT blog.
FriendsEAT CEO Antonio Evans says “Bloggers are guerrilla journalists that usually are not paid and very little recognition. Just as journalism is changing to a digital model, blogging in its adolescence is changing the world. We want to give back and support their passion. This is why we take the time to recognize their efforts”. The 2012 FriendsEAT “Best Blogger Contest” will provide a platform for exposure for the people’s choice for best food bloggers in various categories.
FriendsEAT is one of the world’s leading food websites with over a million visitors per month. It was started in 2005 by Antonio Evans and Blanca Valbuena and has become one of the best sources for food news, restaurant reviews, recipes, educational videos, local deals, and food photography. FriendsEAT has restaurant listings and users in 60 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Belgium.