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Please nominate me for Photography in the Mad Awards…

by Clare Mansell
Please nominate me for Photography in the Mad Awards…

I have never stuck my head out to ask for nominations for a blogging award before, but this year I’ve decided to do just that. I’m not somebody who finds it easy to ask for help and I generally like to do all I can to achieve things on my own without burdening other people, but this is one blogging goal that I am powerless to achieve without your help.

The Mads awards are held annually and there are a range of categories which loosely revolve around parenting. The category I would like to be nominated for is Best Blog Photography and further down the page I will give some suggestions for the other nominees so that if you do decide to vote, you don’t do it with a partly empty form.

mads3 Collage

As most of you know I have been blogging for 9 years, but my photography has evolved steadily since I started and to help you decide if you want to nominate me, I thought I’d remind you of a few of my photo highlights from the last year…

The thing I am most proud of are my contributions to the Living Arrows link up every week capturing a portrait of Theo every seven days. These photos always require a bit of planning and processing to get the best out of the photos, but I think it’s worth the effort.

living arrows portraits

As a family we also like to have days out, particularly in the south-east of England and last year we went to Center Parcs at Longleat for a short break, where I took lots of photos including these…


We also went “overseas” last year (via a ferry across the Solent!) and during our short break in the Isle Of Wight lwe visited Godshill Model Village, the Garlic Farm, Seaview, Shanklin & Sandown


I also love to take photos around my local area, particularly during our weekend dog walks at West Wittering & East Head where we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy the beach and exploring the sand dunes….

Winter Walk At West Witeringeh0102_7

I could deluge you with photos, but I won’t. The nominations close on 20th May, which isn’t far away and you can nominate here.

Please consider me for the Best Blog Photography category and if you want to nominate others, please consider supporting the following great bloggers…

  • Blog Of The Yearmytwomums.com (Kirsty, Clara and their adorable son M have been a real inspiration to me, they are also vlogging every day in 2015)
  • Best Pregnancy Blog – ababyonboard.com (Gill is a 30 something mum of Eliza and her blog has a great layout and fab photography)
  • Best Baby Blogbeagreenbean.co.uk (Dawn is a writer and ecologically minded mum to a five month old baby)
  • Best Pre-School Blogtigerlillyquinn.com (Fritha has an amazing blog which really needs no introduction, this is the category she is hoping to be nominated in)
  • Best Schooldays Blogscience-sparks.com (Emma has built a successful blog, youtube channel and app out of her passion for teaching kids science)
  • Best Family Travel Blogglobalmousetravels.com (I discovered Nichola’s blog a few weeks ago it’s packed full of useful travel reviews for families)
  • Best Family Fun Blogwouldliketobeayummymummy.com (written by Karen, a mum of three who is a fellow forces wife and long-term blogger)
  • Best Craft Blogthelittlewomanpretends.co.uk (Robyn is a hugely talented seamstress who has recently started a blog sharing sewing tutorials and lifestyle posts, she deserves your support)
  • Best Thrifty Blogmumssavvysavings.com (Emma was a finalist in last year’s awards)
  • Best Food Blogamuse-your-bouche.com (Becca’s blog is full of stunning photography and mouthwatering recipes)
  • Best Home & Interiors Bloglovechicliving.co.uk (Jen’s blog provided the inspiration behind the redesign of this blog earlier in the year, it’s a great source of home ideas)
  • Best Writersnowingindoors.com (Em is a good friend whose blog I greatly admire, she’s also sticking her neck on the line for the first time this year and I’m backing her in this category)
  • Best Blog Photography – maybushstudio.com (this blog!)


Tots100 MAD Blog Awards

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Robyn May 9, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Ahh so kind Claire! You have such a talent for photography – the middle left of Theos photo grid just kills me! I’ll be, without a doubt voting for you & urging others to do the same! Great list of blogs I should be following too!

Karen May 9, 2015 - 2:58 pm

What a great list of nominations and thank you very much for including me! I look forward to seeing your weekly photos of theo, love your blog and was planning on nominating you anyway xx

Dawn & Bean May 9, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Thank you for the mention and the nomination Clare! Your photography is excellent and you definitely deserve to be nominated and go through to the voting. Good Luck!

My Two Mums May 9, 2015 - 9:38 pm

We wish you the best of luck getting to the finals 🙂 Thank you so so much for our mention, we are truly honoured.

Globalmouse May 11, 2015 - 11:21 am

Aw thank you so much, this has literally made my day. Your photography is brilliant so you are very well deserved in that category and have my vote!! Thank you again.

Emma May 11, 2015 - 11:45 am

wow thanks for the endorsement. I would love to be at the MADs again! Your photography is stunning, you would be a worthy finalist.

The little boy inside… » Maybush Studio May 12, 2015 - 6:38 pm

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