Just when I thought this year would be the last for Pinay Traveller because of some technical blackhole she fell into, the universe decides to spit her out one more time and with a pat on the back to boot. (And yes, I’m writing about Pinay Traveller in the third person here, much like Ate Vi. Is that weird?)
The pat on the back is in the form of (drumroll please) a nomination as Best Female Blogger for Skyscanner’s Travel Bloscars! Wohoo!
The Travel Bloscars is an international competition for travel bloggers which Skyscanner started in the UK last year. This year, they are giving the awards to 9 more countries, including the Philippines.
Isn’t this wonderful? When I asked Skyscanner Philippines’ Marketing Development Group Manager Janet about how they shortlisted the nominees, she had this to say:
“The nominees have been selected by colleagues (mostly from our PR and content/SEO team) from both the Singapore and UK offices (I am not included for obvious reasons). I know that there had been a lot of going back and forth when it went down to shortlisting the blogs per category because for the Philippines alone they have come up with about 50 travel blogs that are pretty good. Multiply that process for 10 more countries and you’ve got chaos. That’s the reason why they came up with a readers’ choice category because they all know that they cannot include all these.“
The winners for each country are going to be determined by the most number of votes. These winners from the Philippines will in turn compete with winners from other countries. These will be selected by a panel of international writers that Skyscanner has invited and will be judging with the following criteria:
*Quality and creativity of content
*Good use of images/videos/graphics
*Usability of the site
If you think Pinay Traveller has what it takes to take home the prize, vote for
You’ll also get a chance to win A Kindle Fire HD if you vote! So if you’re not too busy, click on the image above. Or CLICK HERE. By the way, don’t forget to check out the other nominees. They’re a pretty cool lot!