What with the Grammies, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and The Oscars all over TV, Radio and the net there are also other awards which you may not be so familiar with, in the form of The MADs and The Swans.
The MAD Blog Awards are a yearly award ceremony to honour the best Parent Blogs on the web, run in association with Parentdish.co.uk this is the forth annual awards.
There are 15 categories to choose from and you can vote for as many or as few as you wish!
You only have one chance at filling out the form and nominations must be in by midnight of the 18th of February!
Each nomination counts as a vote and those 4 blogs with the most votes and 1 blog chosen by the panel go through to the voting stage.
There have been thousands and thousands of nominations this year and I can be proud that I actually am one! I never thought I would get a nomination as my blog is very new and it has taken me a while to catch the bug!
I have lots of favourite blogs, most of which are written by outstanding Mums and Dads and I hope you will take 5 mins to nominate your favourites!
You can nominate here : NOMINATE!
I have nominations in New Blog, School days and Fashion! (!!)
The second set of awards are The SWANS - SWAN UK (Syndromes Without A Name) is a project run by Genetic Alliance UK offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed conditions.
The SWAN awards celebrate individual posts - Posts that you have read and cannot forget, or still laugh about three weeks after you read it!
I have been very lucky to receive a nomination for my poem 'Drop' which I wrote a few days after an old friend took his own life.
I am turning my grief into something proactive this year - (post to follow on this subject shortly).
I have read hundreds of amazing individual posts in the last 12 months and loved being able to nominate my favourites!
So if you feel like casting your vote - every nomination counts as a vote!
Please cast your vote here: VOTE!
If you would like to vote for DROP please Copy and Paste this link :
for the Most Powerful Post category