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2018 SHOMOS – the winners

2018 SHOMO awards - UK Money Bloggers

The winners for the UK Money Bloggers’ annual awards – the SHOMOs – were announced on 17th November at the SHOMO awards ceremony in London.

How the winners were decided

Most categories were judged by a panel of four: a money blogger from the SHOMOs committee, a personal finance journalist, a representative of the category sponsor and one of the SHOMOs’ co-chairs.

The People’s choice award was voted for by blog readers, while Best company, charity or brand money blog was voted for by the UK Money Bloggers community.

Money blogger of the year was chosen by the co-chairs and main SHOMOs sponsor from all the winning entries.

The 2018 winners!

Money blogger of the year Sponsored by Quidco.

WINNER: Naomi Willis of Skint Dad

SHOMOs success of the year

WINNER:#FoodBankAdvent

RUNNER UP: Emma Drew

ALL FINALISTS:

Helen Dewdney (aka the Complaining Cow) for building the profile of bloggers and the community in the press
Sara Williams (Aka Debt Camel) for the Payday Loan refund campaign
Emma Drew for encouraging and supporting a new group of money bloggers through her #MyBlogMyBusiness programme
Nikki Ramskill (Aka Female Money Dr) and Emma Maslin (Aka The Money Whisperer) for making an international impact
The community for the Reverse Advent Calendar campaign
The Money Freak team for encouraging conversation and community

People’s choice award Sponsored by Yolt

WINNER: Skint Dad

All 83 blogs which were entered for the awards are contenders for the People’s Choice, voted for by the public. You can see a list of all those blogs here.

Money blog post of the year Sponsored by Rathbones

WINNER: Debt Camel – SMI is now only given as a loan – should you agree to this?

RUNNER UP: Lotty Earns – Are Avios points worth it? Can you really get free first class flights?

ALL FINALISTS:

Debt Camel – SMI is now only given as a loan – should you agree to this? – debtcamel.co.uk/smi-loan-help-mortgage/
From Pennies to Pounds – Managing Your Finances as a Newly Single Mum (or Dad)  – frompenniestopounds.com/managing-finances-newly-single-mum-dad/
Lotty Earns – Are Avios points worth it? Can you really get free first class flights? – lottyearns.co.uk/2018/06/05/avios-points-worth-it/
Ruth Makes Money – 8 Dark Truths About Human Psychology To Explode Your Blogging Income – ruthmakesmoney.com/human-psychology-blogging-income/
The Humble Penny – Achieving Financial Independence As A First Generation Immigrant – thehumblepenny.com/financial-independence-as-a-first-generation-immigrant
 The Female Money Doctor for the UK Money Bloggers Blog – More women in power will improve the economy of the world  –  ukmoneybloggers.com/women-power/

Best personal finance blog Sponsored by Sainsbury’s Bank

WINNER: The Money Whisperer

RUNNER UP: The Humble Penny

ALL FINALISTS:

debtcamel.co.uk/
mamafurfur.com
muchmorewithless.co.uk
thehumblepenny.com
themoneywhisperer.co.uk
yourmoneysorted.co.uk/blog/

Best money making blog Sponsored by Schroders

WINNER: Emma Drew

RUNNER UP: The Humble Penny

ALL FINALISTS:

boostmybudget.com/
emmadrew.info/
poundsandsense.com
ruthmakesmoney.com/
thehumblepenny.com/
timeandpence.com

Best investment blog Sponsored by Schroders 

WINNER: The Money Principle

RUNNER UP: The Escape Artist

ALL FINALISTS:

monevator.com
moneynest.co.uk/blog/
skintedmintedmum.co.uk/
the7circles.uk/
theescapeartist.me/
themoneyprinciple.co.uk/

Best new blog Sponsored by Lansons

WINNER: Your Best Friend’s Guide to Cash

RUNNER UP: The Female Money Doctor

ALL FINALISTS:

capitalmatters.co.uk
charlottemusha.co.uk/
ruthmakesmoney.com/
thefemalemoneydoctor.com
thehumblepenny.com
yourbestfriendsguidetocash.co.uk/

 

Best family and money blog Sponsored by Awin

WINNER:  The Money Whisperer

RUNNER UP: Savings for Savvy Mums

ALL FINALISTS:

family-budgeting.co.uk
mumssavvysavings.com/
savings4savvymums.co.uk
skintedmintedmum.co.uk/
themoneysavingmum.com
themoneywhisperer.co.uk/
thriftymum.com

Best money saving blog Sponsored by Experian

WINNER: Skint Dad

RUNNER UP: Lotty Earns

ALL FINALISTS:

emmadrew.info
householdmoneysaving.com
lottyearns.co.uk/
muchmorewithless.co.uk/
savvyinsomerset.com/
shoestringcottage.com
Skintdad.co.uk

Best frugal & thrift blog Sponsored by Idealo

WINNER:  Savvy in Somerset

RUNNER UP: The Frugal Cottage

ALL FINALISTS:

frugalfamily.co.uk
joleisa.com/
savvyinsomerset.com/
thefrugalcottage.com
thefrugalfox.org
thewalletmoth.com/

Best frugal food blog

WINNER: Diary of a Frugal Family

RUNNER UP: Thrifty Lesley

ALL FINALISTS:

frugalfamily.co.uk/
mattscafe.co.uk
muchmorewithless.co.uk/
shoestringcottage.com
supersavvyvegan.uk
thriftylesley.com/

Best specialist money blog Sponsored by OneDox

WINNER: Super Lucky Me

RUNNER UP: Debt Camel

ALL FINALISTS:

cantswingacat.co.uk/
cordbusters.co.uk/
debtcamel.co.uk/
lousnews.co.uk
superlucky.me
thecomplainingcow.co.uk

Best money vlog Sponsored by Idealo

WINNER: Mama Furfur

RUNNER UP: Stupid is the Norm

ALL FINALISTS:

Emma Drew
Mama Furfur
Mini Millionaire

Money Saving Mum
Money Tree Man
Stupid is the Norm

Best money podcast Sponsored by Schroders

WINNER: Money to the Masses

RUNNER UP: Meaningful Money

ALL FINALISTS:

icfp.co.uk/podcast/
mavenadviser.com/podcast/
meaningfulmoney.tv/
moneytothemasses.com/category/podcast
mrsmummypenny.co.uk/mrs-mummypenny-talks/
spreaker.com/show/money-mindset

Best money social media Sponsored by PensionBee

WINNER: Diary of a Frugal Family

RUNNER UP: Skint Dad

ALL FINALISTS:

Coupon Mama
From Pennies to Pounds
Frugal Family
Lotty Earns
Mum’s Savvy Savings
Skint Dad

 

Best designed blog Sponsored by Widgetmaker

WINNER: The Humble Penny

RUNNER UP: Emma Drew

ALL FINALISTS:

emmadrew.info/
lottyearns.co.uk/
skintedmintedmum.co.uk/
superlucky.me
thehumblepenny.com
themoneyprinciple.co.uk/

Best company, charity or brand money blog, sponsored by Multiply

WINNER: Money Saving Expert – Team and deals blogs

ALL FINALISTS:

This category will be voted for by the UK Money Bloggers community.

blog.withplum.com/
moneyadviceservice.org.uk/blog/
moneyadvicetrustblog.org/
moneyaware.co.uk/
moneyforlife.org.uk/
moneylens.com/
moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/
moneytothemasses.com
mouthymoney.co.uk
payplan.co.uk
pensionbee.com/blog
stepstoinvesting.com/

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