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BlogPaws, the first online pet community to establish an offline social media conference, has revealed the finalists for the 2012 Nose-to-Nose Pet Social Media Pet Blogging Awards.


Winners will be revealed during a red carpet awards ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at BlogPaws 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Designed to honor the best of the best in the pet blogging and micro-blogging world, 48 finalists in 12 categories have been selected in “Oscar-award” style by a panel of industry professionals. The twelve winners will be selected by judges based on creativity, expertise, and performance in their respective categories, which include Best Blog Design, Best Cause Blog, Best Facebook Design, and Best Twitter Design.


Pet lifestyle expert, author, humanitarian and television personality, Wendy Diamond (Animal Fair), will be the emcee of the awards, where she will announce and award each of the winners in 12 categories. Wendy has appeared on a variety of different television shows, including The Today Show, The View, Good Morning America and in magazines such as People, The New Yorker, and Oprah, amongst others.  


Halo, Purely for Pets and are the official sponsors of the 2012 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogger Awards. will award each of the 12 winners a 5,000-meal donation of Halo Spot’s Stew to the rescue or shelter of the winner’s choice. Winners will also receive a $100 gift certificate to Each of the 24 runners-up will receive a Halo gift pack. Additionally, winners will be a part of a media blast, be interviewed by BlogPaws, and receive a badge to announce the honor on their website/page.


To date, BlogPaws, has donated over $35,000 in pet products and dollars to pet charities from its first three events. Blogging winners will get to vote on one more pet-related organization to receive one of our traditional closing ceremony donations from BlogPaws.


BlogPaws is a media company and online community site for pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a growing, vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, tweeters.


Learn more at, on Facebook at and Twitter @BlogPaws.

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