Call for Nominations for 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year Award

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The fourth annual Bloganthropy Awards will be held Nov. 21 at the Champions for Kids Conference.

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The Blogger of the Year Award recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good.

The top three finalists will attend the awards ceremony at the 2013 Champions for Kids Conference in Fayetteville, AR Nov. 21.

The Annual Bloganthropy Awards, which recognize and honor bloggers who use their sites to support charitable causes, is announcing the call for nominations for the 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year award.

Launched in 2010 by Bloganthropy, the unique awards program is dedicated to recognizing bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Those interested in nominating a blogger can visit the Bloganthropy website to apply.

The top three finalists will receive up to $500 towards their travel expenses, two nights at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, AR and transportation to and from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to attend the awards ceremony at the 2013 Champions for Kids in Fayetteville, AR Nov. 21. The Champions for Kids Conference brings together a dynamic group of corporate executives, national nonprofit/educational leaders, bloggers and amazing thought leaders committed to accelerating social impact for kids. The winner will also be featured on

Previous winners of the Bloganthropy awards include Katherine Stone (2010), Susan Niebur (2011) and Devan McGuinness (2012). Katherine Stone is the creator of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog about postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth. Susan Niebur, who chronicled her fight against inflammatory breast cancer and gave hope to millions of women, lost her life to the disease February 6, 2012. She used her blog, Toddler Planet and social networks to raise funds for research, to advocate and to educate women about inflammatory breast cancer. Devan McGuinness, the mother of three living children and 12 babies lost through miscarriages and stillbirth, started her blog Unspoken Grief as a means of helping other families wade through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Additionally, she posts on a secondary blog, Accustomed, and on Disney’s, as well as other social media outlets to provide support for and give a voice to grieving parents around the world.

A special 2012 Bloganthropy Achievement Award was given to Kristine Brite McCormick. Kristine was recognized as a Bloganthropy Awards Finalist in 2010 for the creation of Cora's Story, a blog that chronicles her thoughts and feelings surrounding the unexpected 2009 death of her newborn daughter from an undetected congenital heart defect (CHD). Kristine is now a sought-after author, advocate and speaker on both a national and global level who has testified before federal advisory committees, state-level legislative committees, parent advocates, hospitals and physicians. Kristine successfully advocated for legislation in her home state of Indiana, which made pulse oximetry (newborn heart screening) law in April 2011. She continues to help grieving parents in other states work to make pulse oximetry the standard of care through her grassroots organization, Pulse Ox Advocacy.

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About Bloganthropy aims to empower bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. The annual Bloganthropy Awards recognize those who have made a difference by using social media to effectively promote a cause or charity.

About Champions for Kids
Champions for Kids makes is simple to give children in your community the resources they need to thrive. We believe all children should have someone who cares, a place to belong, hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. Please visit for more information or call 479-582-2008.

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