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UK Blog Awards, Education Winner

By April 23, 2015 8 Comments

Friday 17 April 2015 saw the UK Blog Awards take place in Marble Arch, London. It was a plush affair from all accounts. I wasn’t able to make it as I was working in Istanbul at the #EdtechIST conference.

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Arrival at the Blog Awards

 

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View from the top!

 

The process to making it through to the finals was quite a long one. I had been nominated back in 2014 and there had been a public vote to then choose the shortlisted finalists. This blog, ictevangelist.com had been nominated in to the ‘Best Individual Education Blog‘ category. To be nominated in the first place was humbling but to have made it through to be shortlisted in the finals was something else. I didn’t think for one minute I would win.

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Lots of different bloggers were recognised on the night

 

As I knew I wouldn’t be able to attend, I asked two friends (Nina Jackson and Candida Gould) if they would attend and represent me. As you can see from the images below they didn’t embarrass me!!

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Nina Jackson Candida Gould

 

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At least not too much!

 

I was up against a number of other shortlisted finalists including the rather awesome Lee Parkinson but, I only went and won it!

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The award

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Candida and Nina collecting my award

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The award.

I was really proud to have won. I dedicated the award to my Dad. I like to think it would have made him proud. I share what I do to share, that’s it. End of. This recognition is really amazing and as those of you that know me know, I’m all about giving, sharing and wanting to have an impact.

I could do what I did on the night and reply to everyone who then went on to say thank you on Twitter (it was a bit bonkers!) but I’ll do it in one hit this time. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and supports what I do, particularly the Independent Thinking family and everyone at Crown House Publishing . It’s really humbling.  To think that I could have this kind of recognition is just unthinkable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Big thanks to Nina and Candida too for representing. You did me proud.

Over and out.

About Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson, @ICTEvangelist. Click here to learn more.

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