Are you a blogger who’s as passionate about beauty as we are? Then beautyheaven’s Australian BlogStar Awards (ABAs) are for you. This year’s awards are bigger and better than ever with specific categories for make-up addicts, hair fanatics, mummy bloggers, how-to video stars and health and wellbeing gurus. We’ve also introduced an aspiring beauty blogger award so if you’ve been dreaming about kick-starting your blogging career this is your opportunity!

Winners across each category will score a quarterly guest blog spot on beautyheaven for one year, and receive a HUGE award-winning beauty prize pack valued at more than $1,500.

So what are we after from our next Australian BlogStars? We want blog posts that are original, inspiring and creative. With so many blogs out there, we’ll be looking for bloggers who grab our attention and keep it!

So what are you waiting for? Find out which category is most suitable for you and get entering below:

 

MAKE-UP ADDICT

Love experimenting with this season’s lip colours? Obsessed with the latest BB cream? Mad about mascaras? Then the make-up category is for you.

Entry criteria:

• Blog posts must be related to make-up
• Be an original piece of work that hasn’t been published on any site other than your own
• It must be no more than 500 words

 

HAIR FANATIC

Obsessed with creating new looks with your locks?  Love inspiring others with your styling tips? Then the hair category is for you.

Entry criteria:

• Blog posts must be related to hair
• Be an original piece of work that hasn’t been published on any site other than your own
• It must be no more than 500 words

HEALTH GURU

You may not be a ‘guru’ but if you lead an active lifestyle and love sharing your exercise, wellbeing and recipe tips then this is the category for you. 

Entry criteria:

• Blog posts must be related to health and wellbeing
• Be an original piece of work that hasn’t been published on any site other than your own
• It must be no more than 500 words

MUMMY BLOGGER

Like all mums you’re super busy, but love sharing your experience through your blog. Be it quick fix beauty tips for mums-on-the-go, writing product reviews or talking about interesting topics relating to pregnancy and motherhood then this is the category for you.

Entry criteria:

• Blog posts must be related to mums
• Be an original piece of work that hasn’t been published on any site other than your own
• It must be no more than 500 words

 

BEST HOW-TO VIDEO

Do you create fun beauty how-tos? Love producing easy-to-follow videos? Be it awesome nail art, step-by-step eye looks or simply sharing your beauty tips on camera then this is the category for you.

Entry criteria:

• Your video must be about beauty (a product review, how-to, or an interview with a beauty expert).
• Be an original piece of work that hasn’t been published on any site other than your own
• It must be no longer than four minutes  

Aspiring blogger

ASPIRING BEAUTY BLOGGER

No blog? No problem! If you love sharing beauty tips and tricks, trying new products and writing reviews then this is your chance to get creative and share your passion for all things beauty.

Entry criteria:

• Your written post must be related to beauty
• It must be an original piece of work
• It must be no more than 500 words

BEST OVERALL BEAUTY BLOGGER 2013

This coveted title will be awarded by beautyheaven to one super-talented blogger, based on their blog posts over the past three months. The winner will be selected from those shortlisted in their relevant category from the list above. It will be someone who has shown continuous originality and flair in their writing or videos, and has grabbed our attention with topics that are relevant and timely. Members will not vote on this award.

Have we got you interested yet? The first 150 entrants will score themselves a L’Oreal Infallible 2-step 505 Resolution Red Lipstick http://www.beautyheaven.com.au/make-up/lips-lipstick-lip-gloss-lip-balm/40239--infallible-2-step-longwear-lipstick So get entering! 

With thanks to our sponsors Clearasil and L’Oreal

General Terms & Conditions:

The awards are open only to Australia-based beautyheaven members. (Not a member? Sign up here.)
Entrants must be individual bloggers, and not contributing to a site/s managed by a digital publishing house. Entry closes midnight Monday 15th July 2013.
  All submissions will be judged by beautyheaven and only shortlisted entries will be published.  The judges reserve the right not to award finalists or a winner in a particular category if the standard of submissions is deemed unacceptable or if fewer than five entries are received. 
 Shortlisted submissions will be published on beautyheaven.com.au on Friday 19th July 2013.
  Apart from Best Overall Beauty Blogger 2013, beautyheaven member votes will determine all the winners.  Voting closes midnight Sunday 10th June 2012.
 Winners will be announced on beautyheaven.com.au on Sunday 4th August 2013.  Winners will also be contacted by email on Monday 5th August 2013. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
 The prize may change but the monetary value will be comparable.
 Competition closing times based on AEST.

What do you hope to see from the shortlisted BlogStar entries this year? After all, you'll be voting for the final winners!