New York, NY, September 13, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- HealthUnlocked has today announced the shortlist for the HealthUnlocked Health Blogger Awards 2017.
30 blogs were shortlisted from over 600 entries into the awards. The awards recognise the contribution, effect and real life impact that health and wellbeing bloggers have on millions of people across the world.
The shortlisted bloggers cover conditions including Parkinson’s, lupus and cancer, to mention just a few, alongside diet, fitness and weight loss. Additionally some of the most inspiring blogs from people who care for others have been shortlisted. Bloggers from both the UK and U.S. feature in the list
The public can now vote for their favourite - the one that has had the biggest impact on their lives. Votes can be cast at www.healthbloggerawards.com and will close on 29 September. People can vote for one blogger in each of the award categories:
Health blogger of the year: The one blogger who stands out from the crowd offering useful information and insight into health generally, or a particular disease or condition. (£600 prize)
Weight loss or healthy eating blogger of the year: A blog that focuses on supporting people to lose weight or encourage people to eat healthier (£200 prize)
Health management: A blog that helps others to manage or support their own health better (£200 prize)
Carer blog: A blog focusing on the role of carers, the difficulties and experiences they face. It may be written by someone who is a carer, does work around carers or someone that is cared for (£200 prize)
In addition to the public vote, a panel of experts will judge each blog against the awards criteria. The decision will be weighed on a 60% public vote and 40% judges panel vote.
One of the judges, Dr Matt Jameson Evans, chief medical officer at HealthUnlocked said: “Health Bloggers are the lifeblood of the patient empowerment movement and shortlisting 600 down to just 30 has been a herculean task due to the universally high standard of entries.
“Congratulations to all those shortlisted - your blogs offer hope, insight and expertise to thousands of others and have become a source of inspiration to the rest of healthcare.”
The winners will be announced on 9 October.
See the full list of shortlisted bloggers at www.healthbloggerawards.com