2016 SHO-MO Awards – Shortlists

SHO-MO awards shortlists 2016

The 2016 SHO-MO awards will recognise the best in UK money blogging on 10th September – and these are the blogs that have been shortlisted for judging. Well done to all those in the running for the awards.

With such a fantastic response for nominations – 56 different blogs were entered – it sadly means not every blog has made one of the final six for each category. Some very good blogs have missed out, which just shows the quality of money and personal finance blogs out there right now.

In fact, so good were some categories that we created a new one to celebrate a well-represented sub-genre of the money blogging community – Frugal Food!

We’ll be revealing the shortlisted blogs for each category over the next week, so keep your eyes peeled!

If you have been shortlisted, you’ll be contacted via email or Twitter asking you to complete a submission. It won’t take you long but it’s your chance to impress the judges!

A quick note about shortlisting. Blogs could only be considered for categories they were nominated for, and only posts between 1st May 2015 and 30th April 2016 were eligible. Blogs were shortlisted by a panel of money bloggers.

The 2016 SHO-MO Awards shortlists

Best debt blog

This award is for the blog with the most inspirational story of how they escaped their spiralling debt, or gives advice to help people struggling to cope.


Best frugal & thrift blog

Many bloggers help their readers get by with thrifty tricks and frugal tips – but who’s the best?


Best frugal food blog

Some of the biggest savings can be made by focusing on your food bills. These bloggers can help you whip up something tasty that won’t hurt your budget.


Best investments, retirement or mortgages blog

This is the serious – and important – stuff. Who’s helps their readers make the big decisions on their home and their future?


Best money & specialist lifestyle blog

From the environment to fashion to parenting, this award is for bloggers who have cornered the market in money blogging for a specific lifestyle audience.


Best money making blog

Who has the tricks and tips to boost your budget? These finalists can help you make an extra quid or two.


Best personal finance blog

These bloggers know their stuff – and help their readers make decisions when saving and managing money, covering topics such as banking, bills and savings.


Best new blog

One for the newbies. As long as the blog is about money and was started after June 2015, it’s in with a shout. A really tough group to shortlist!


Best deals, coupons or freebies blog

Who posts the best offers? This award is for the site that regularly cuts your costs through fantastic deals, competitions, coupons or freebies.


Best money podcast, vlog or social media

Who has entertained and informed through a podcast, vlog or use of social media – from Vine to Pinterest, via Facebook and Twitter?


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