How to enter the Awards

  • Must be a blog
  • Must be entered into the correct category
  • Must be written by a person based in the UK
  • The EU Blog category is for bloggers based outside of the UK & Ireland only
  • The Irish Blog category is for bloggers based in Ireland only
  • The blogger must be over the age of 18
  • Each blog can be entered into a maximum of two categories
  • The Awards are open to anyone that writes a blog – whether it is for enjoyment/personal development, as part of their job, to improve the visibility of their business as sole traders or as a professional blogger


Best Recipe — a food blog focusing mainly on recipes

Free-From/Illness Recovery Blog — a blog with dairy-free/gluten-free recipes, or a journey of illness recovery (e.g.Crohn’s disease)

Yoga and Spirituality Blog — a blog about yoga, spirituality and wellbeing

Fitness Blog — a blog focusing on fitness

Vegan Blog — a blog that covers topics surrounding veganism and/or vegan recipes

EU Bloggers — a blog run by a European health blogger

Best New Blogger – a blog that has been running for six months or less

Science and Nutrition Blog — a blog that includes opinion pieces and articles on the science behind food, nutrition or fitness

Health Blogger of the Year — the only category you cannot enter, we choose one blogger who stands out from the crowd to take the title.

Voting and Nominating

The top X3 Blogs from each category will be shortlisted and will be showcased on the website

By entering the Health Blog Awards you agree to allow the Awards to publish excerpts and showcase screen shots of entered blogs in promotion of the Awards.

Shortlisted blogs will be featured on the HBC magazine and social media, as well as on the website.

We hope that all shortlisted bloggers can attend the HBA ceremony to celebrate their blogging achievements and also to collect their award in person if they win.


You will be notified if you have been shortlisted.

  • It is then up to you to promote your entry to your colleagues, friends and family.
  • Once the public vote closes, the top 3-5 blogs from each category will be put forward to our expert judges.
  • Public vote counts for 30% of the final score, and judge vote counts for 70%.

The criteria for the awards will be judged as follows:

  1. Relevance to the topic
  2. Design & style
  3. Engagement and social proof
  4. Content
  5. Blog usability and navigation


  • Quality and consistency of the blog
  • Overall Branding
  • Food blogs: recipes, clarity, and overall food photography
  • Passion and knowledge on the main topic of the blog

2016 Winners

Best Health Blog of the Year: Rachel – Healthy and Psyched
Best European Blog: Anne Kraup – Anne Smiles
Best Free From & Illness Recovery Blog: Ceri Jones – Natural Kitchen Adventures
Best Yoga & Spirituality Blog: Eleanor C May – Green + Aquamarine
Best Science and Nutrition Blog: Sarah Curry – Dishin it Out
Best New Blog: Rae-Emily Dani & Lily – Beauty at Brunch
Best Fitness Blog: Lisa J Holmes – Wildcat Fit UK
Best Vegan Blog: Amelia Littlejohn – Nourishing Amelia
Best Recipe Blog: Lucy Parker – Lucy and Lentils

Enter the Awards