With the help of our fabulous fashion panel and the thousands of you who cast your votes, we can exclusively reveal who scooped
this year's covetable gongs:
We asked and you told us. With an overwhelming amount of votes, we can reveal Elizabet was the blogger you chose to walk away with this year's Community Award. The Spanish fashionista launched her amazing blog Vistete Que Vienen Curvas in 2011 and has been inspiring her loyal followers with everything from unique trend reports, to fabulous styling tips ever since. We for one, are hooked.
With so many amazing entries, whittling them down to just one was no mean feat. Having said that, our expert fashion panel were bowled over by Gabi Gregg and her blog GabiFresh. The LA-based blogger's premium photography shots, insightful articles and gorgeous product edits, were just some of the attributes they felt, made it stand out from the rest. Her successful swimwear collection also got a special mention, for having such an amazing impact within the fashion industry.
Every second, two new blogs are launched somewhere in the world (yes, really), which means these days you need to be pretty special to stand out. Cue, the amazing ladies behind The Skinny and the Curvy one. Close-knit friends Sophia a size 8 and Verena size 20 from Germany, have made it their sole mission to create outfits that inspire, no matter what your shape – making them a huge hit with our fashion panel. If their gorgeous outfit posts are anything to go by, we’d say they’re definitely succeeding.
A huge thanks to everyone who voted and supported their favourite blogs. Until next year…
Are you part of the new movement?
The one that's led by liberated bloggers who happen to be plus size but who are defined by their attitude and not their dress size. The movement that has not only stepped up to celebrate and provide plus sized women with fashion inspiration in the absence of fashion media recognition but is now setting the agenda.
Then we want to hear from you.
This year the Curvy Blog Awards are bigger and better than ever to reflect the growing influence of curvy fashion bloggers. There are three Curvy Blog Award categories: the Community Award, Best Curvy Fashion Blog Award and Best New Curvy Fashion Blog Award. That's three opportunities to win.
And as well as providing great and well deserved industry and community recognition, there are fabulous prizes on offer.
Our panel of international judges includes top editors and leading supermodel Ashley Graham, and for the first time you also get to decide on a winner.
You can nominate yourself, another blogger you admire, or ask someone to put your name forward on your behalf. The closing date for nominations is November 16 and winners will be announced on December 5.
Your chance to celebrate those making a difference. During a two week voting period (November 17 to November 30), we will be asking you to vote for your favourite plus size fashion blog. The blog with the most votes by the community will be the winner.
Among all submissions, our panel of awesome judges will be looking for this year's best fashion blogger. A fresh voice and a savvy sense of style is a must. They will also be looking at how well you engage with your audience.
This award celebrates those new to blogging, and our panel of judges will be looking for the future star of the plus size blogosphere.
Could this be you?
The fashion dream team who will be judging your entries: Ashley Graham (Supermodel and lingerie designer), Theodora Flipper (Blogger extraordinaire and last year's Curvy Blog Awards winner), Alina Caraman (Editor-in-chief of the leading French fashion magazine Biba), Katharina Happ (Editor at German Cosmopolitan Online) and Miriam Lahage (navabi's Global Strategic Advisor, former Vice President Global Head of Fashion at eBay and Consultant for Net-a-Porter).
You might want to sit down for this one, because the prizes are amazing. OK, so here they are:
The winner of the Community Award will win a £ 800 navabi shopping voucher.
The winner of the Best Curvy Fashion Blog Award will win a trip to New York for two and a three night stay in a fabulous hotel.
The winner of the Best New Curvy Fashion Blog Award will win a £ 400 navabi shopping voucher.
There will also be a runners-up raffle with ten £ 50 navabi shopping vouchers up for grabs.
Whether you want to put your own blog forward or nominate someone else's, taking part is easy. All you need to do is give us your name, e-mail address and send us the link to you blog. Deadline for entries is November 16.
Be a part of this exciting event with the hashtag #navabiCBA2014 on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and feel free to leave a comment below.
The voting for the navabi Community Award 2014 has started! Pick your favourite blogs and confirm your selection by clicking the Vote button below. You can only vote once for each blog, but you can choose as many blogs as you want.
The voting for the navabi Community Award 2014 is going to end on November 30 (11:59 pm CET).
We're all for a little self-promotion. Why not increase your chances of winning by creating your very own mini campaign via your social community. To help you with this, we can provide you with special artwork you can include on your websites, along with an embedded code.
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
Anyone who has their own plus size fashion or lifestyle blog which provides style advice for curvy fashionistas. Give it a go, you have nothing to lose but potentially loads to gain.
HOW WILL THE WINNERS OF THE BEST CURVY FASHION & BEST NEW CURVY FASHION AWARDS BE SELECTED?
Judges will be looking at design, content, style of writing, creativity and fashion expertise. They'll also be looking at how well the blog engages with the reader and the relationship between blogger and audience.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE OF A TIE VOTE FOR THE COMMUNITY AWARD?
If two or more blogs have the same amount of votes, they will be entered into a final jury evaluation where our internal judges will
decide on the winner.
HOW AND WHERE WILL THE WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?
On December 5, we will e-mail the winners, and we will also announce the results on this page.