SA Blog Awards – a double whammy for Cooksister!

by Jeanne on April 3, 2008

in South African blog awards

Img_0654 Q: What’s the most sure-fire way to beat the winter blues, forget about your worries and walk around all day with a big grin on your face?

A: By winning not one but TWO categories in the 2008 South African Blog Awards!

Yes folks, you heard right.  After you, the blog-reading public, had voted, and after two panels of judges had perused and evaluated the nominees, I was last night named Best Food & Drink Blog and also Best Overseas Blog in the fourth annual awards in Cape Town. 

Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaa!

Thanks to each and every one of you who voted for me – you are just the best!  And what makes the win even more of an honour is the fact that the competition was really stiff this year – probably the strongest field of contenders since the awards started, including some good friends.  I think it is safe to say that the South African blogging scene has come out of its infancy and is now developing a remarkable depth and breadth of coverage, as well as its own unique voice.  I am proud to be able to say I am part of it. 

A complete list of all the winners and runners-up is available here, but for a quick overview, here are just the winners in each category:

SOUTH AFRICAN BLOG OF THE YEARM&G’s Thought Leader

MOST HUMOROUS BLOG - East Coast Radio’s The Big Breakfast Blog

BEST OVERSEAS SOUTH AFRICAN BLOGCooksister!

BEST BLOG ABOUT POLITICSM&G’s Thought Leader

BEST NEWS BLOGEast Coast Radio’s News Watch Blog

BEST TECHNOLOGY/COMPUTERS/WEB DEVELOPMENT BLOG - imod.co.za

BEST BLOG ABOUT DESIGNSkinny Laminx

BEST BUSINESS BLOGMatthewbuckland.com

BEST WEBSITE PROMOTING BLOGGINGAmatomu

BEST GREEN BLOGUrban Sprout

BEST UNDISCOVERED BLOGLiving life breathlessly

BEST ENTERTAINMENT BLOGEast Coast Radio’s The Big Breakfast Blog

BEST POST ON A SOUTH AFRICAN BLOGPeas on Toast’s How Not To Buy Condoms

BEST ORIGINAL WRITING  – Peas on Toast

BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC BLOGJenty’s Photo-a-Day

BEST BLOG ABOUT FOOD AND WINECooksister!

BEST MUSIC BLOGPeak Performances

BEST PODCASTEast Coast Radio’s Just Plain’s… on the Blog

BEST GROUP BLOGEast Coast Radio’s The Big Breakfast Blog

BEST SPORT BLOGKeo.co.za

BEST TRAVEL BLOG - Cape Town Daily Photo

BEST PERSONAL BLOGSo Close

A huge thank you once again to all the organisers for their hard work in making this year’s process so smooth and efficient – and of course hearty congratulations to all the winners!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs.W April 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm

A big double congratulations, Jeanne! Well deserved.

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Kalyn April 4, 2008 at 12:13 am

Way to go! Great news!

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Sophia Lindop April 4, 2008 at 8:36 am

Hi Jeanne
Well done!! I cheered for you in your absence! You missed a great celebration…
Kind regards,
Sophia
xxx

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Christina April 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm

Yay!!!! Congratulations. Will raise a glass of bubbly fo ryou at the weekend. :-)

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Heather Moore April 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Congratulations! I’m so immersed in the design blog world, it was great to use these awards to find out about some other local (kind of) bloggers talking about things other than sofas and textiles and that kind of thing.
Have a good weekend.

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ilva April 5, 2008 at 8:44 am

Horraaaayyyy! Congratulations! You are an ace!

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Andrew April 5, 2008 at 2:54 pm

All I can say is ’bout bloddy time! When done Jeanne, a well deserved win (or two!).

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Chris M April 5, 2008 at 8:02 pm

CONGRATS fellow winner!!! :)

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ExAfrica1 April 6, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Wonderful news! Congratulations on both your awards. You are a wonderful writer. And photographer. And apparently cook – though I’d need proof to say for sure ;)
Well done.

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Aquila April 7, 2008 at 6:54 am

Congrats all around – definitely well deserved.

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Rethabile April 8, 2008 at 9:21 am

Did you ever doubt it? Sincere congrats…

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Pille April 8, 2008 at 9:24 am

Congratulations, Jeanne!!!

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TM April 8, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Congratulations on your win – I´m enjoying reading your blog!

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myfrenchkitchen April 10, 2008 at 8:35 am

Congratulations Jeanne, well deserved…and your photo makes my toes curl with delight!!
Ronell

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katie April 10, 2008 at 11:52 am

Congratulations, Well done, and all that!
Oh, and well-derserved, too!
Huzzah!
(Hope the hubby is on the mend, BTW)

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Megan Stow April 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Nice One – Congrats!!!

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Nina schiodt April 29, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Hi,
I keep coming across your blog and I just wanted to thank you for posting the Eat In RMB SA Producers award winners in October . I co ordinate the awards and we are again hunting for fab new producers outlets and products. SA has unbelievable quality produce and I know there are so many people waiting to be uncovered and discovered. Every day I come across someone from some small town somewhere, making an innovative quality product – I just had to say Yay to SA!! I know all about Abalimi by the way – what an amazing group of people.
Nina

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