Wham, bam, thank you ma'am. And just like that, Buro 24/7 Singapore turns one this month. What?! Only? I know. It feels like it's already been two years (at least!) given all our activities — Friends of Buro, #BuroLovesSG50 gift box, Buro in Bali takeover, Buro pop-up store, and the upcoming #BuroGivesBack project in Nepal — just to name a few. But alas, we are but a wee toddler. A toddler with bite, that is.

To celebrate this milestone, we are launching our inaugural Buro 24/7 Digital Awards.

What is the Buro 24/7 Digital Awards?
Well, it's our way of acknowledging those who have made a significant contribution to the Singapore digital space over the last year. And, for our first Buro 24/7 Digital Awards — which will be hosted by our founder, Miroslava Duma, in a special ceremony to be held in the National Gallery of Singapore on 27 June 2016 — we will be handing out awards in four categories:

A. Best Singapore female digital influencer
B. Best Singapore male digital influencer
C. Best Singapore digital start-up or project
D. Best Singapore upcoming digital influencer

How are the winners decided?
This is where you guys come in. Winners for each category will be decided through a combination of online voting (60%) plus offline votes cast by a panel of judges (40%) that includes the Buro 24/7 Singapore editorial team, Buro 24/7 publishers, and Mira herself.

What criteria is used to evaluate the nominees?
The nominees for each category (see below) were decided by the panel of judges who took into account the following quantitative and qualitative aspects of 'influence'.

For Best Singapore female digital influencer, Best Singapore male digital influencer, and Best Singapore upcoming digital influencer:
(a) Number of followers;
(b) Engagement of followers (ratio of average 'likes' to total followers);
(c) Professionalism (which includes accountability, integrity, reliability, work ethic and communication);
(d) Quality of content (which includes originality, creativity and aesthic appeal); and
(e) Presence (which includes industry credibility, personality, passion, affability, and gravitas).   

For the Best Singapore digital start-up or project award, nominees must be:
(a) Singapore-based;
(b) Predominantly digital in its operations; and
(c) Launched within the last three years (that is, not earlier than 2013),

as well as,
 
(d) Demonstrate innovation in their field;
(e) Achieved something significant in the last year; and
(f) Be relevant to the Buro 24/7 reader (that is, independent trendsetters with a global outlook for what's new and what's next).

And it will be this same criteria that we ask you, dear reader and voter, to consider when casting your vote.

How do I vote for my favourite influencer or digital start-up?
It's super easy. All you have to do is:

(a) For each category below, carefully consider the above criteria; and
(b) Click on the image of the nominee you would like to vote for (one vote per category).

That's it.
You can also see the current poll position of each nominee by referring to their percentage votes at the bottom of each category. Solid.

So there's only one thing left to do: Scroll down, vote, and get your friends to vote. Remember, every vote counts! 

Voting ends on 31 May 2016. The winner will be announced at the Buro 24/7 Digital Awards 2016 ceremony held on 27 June 2016.

A. BEST SINGAPORE FEMALE DIGITAL INFLUENCER

1. Yoyo Cao | Designer and fashion blogger (@yoyokulala)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 144,514
Known for: Avant-garde personal style and growing international profile through street style photography at the European shows

2. Yvette King | E! News Asia host and TV presenter (@vettyking)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 37,843
Known for: Fun and spirited posts that mixes high fashion with high street, peppered with inside access to celebrities through her role as host of E! News Asia 

3. Velda Tan | Designer of Collate The Label (@belluspuera)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 145, 576
Known for: Sophisticated and chic personal style characterised by clean lines, hour glass silhouettes, and feminine dresses; mostly from her own line, Collate The Label

4. Shu An Oon | Actress (@oonshuan
Total number of followers (across social networks): 111,427
Known for: Candid posts documenting her life as an actress across the stage and small screen, infused with gorgeous beauty looks 

5. Aiwei Foo | Artist and lecturer (@awfoo)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 107, 214
Known for: Eccentric posts that serve as an avenue for artistic expression; often blending her sketches, photography, and pixie features to create arresting images

6. Melissa C Koh | Fashion and travel blogger (@melissackoh)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 182,687
Known for: Inciting #wanderlust with beautiful posts of her traversing the globe in effortless style 

Vote by clicking on one image below: 

1
Yvette King | Instagram: @vettyking
2
Velda Tan | Instagram: @belluspuera
3
Shu An Oon | Instagram: @oonshuan
4
Aiwei Foo | Instagram: @awfoo
5
Melissa C Koh | Instagram: @melissackoh

Poll result

Buro Digital Awards 2016 — Best Singapore Female Digital Influencer

Yvette King | Instagram: @vettyking
5% Yvette King | Instagram: @vettyking
Velda Tan | Instagram: @belluspuera
6% Velda Tan | Instagram: @belluspuera
Shu An Oon | Instagram: @oonshuan
18% Shu An Oon | Instagram: @oonshuan
Aiwei Foo | Instagram: @awfoo
6% Aiwei Foo | Instagram: @awfoo
Melissa C Koh | Instagram: @melissackoh
56% Melissa C Koh | Instagram: @melissackoh


B. BEST SINGAPORE MALE DIGITAL INFLUENCER

1. Benjamin Kheng | Musician and member of The Sam Willows (@benjaminkheng)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 186,779
Known for: Dark and moody posts documenting his relaxed street style and life on the road as one of the lead singers of Singapore band, The Sam Willows

2. Chun Rong Tan | Photographer and food stylist (@xlbcr)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 53,654
Known for: Enigmatic food and beverage shots — from preparation to final table setting — all expertly crafted to induce salivation 

3. Nathan Hartono | Singer-songwriter (@nathanhartono)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 112,570
Known for: Crooning his way into hearts island-wide with acapella clips, classic good-looks, and adorable dog selfies   

4. Chuan Do | Fashion photographer (@chuando_chuandoandfrey)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 51, 793
Known for: High-octane and sensual images as one of Singapore's pre-eminent fashion photographers, mixed in with shirtless selfies

5. Royston Tan | Filmmaker (@filmr)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 31,625
Known for: Capturing his life in Singapore and abroad through reflective and artistic posts 

Vote by clicking on one image below: 

1
Benjamin Kheng | Instagram: @benjaminkheng
2
Chun Rong Tan | Instagram: @xlbcr
3
Nathan Hartono | Instagram: @nathanhartono
4
Chuan Do | Instagram: @chuando_chuandoandfrey
5
Royston Tan | Instagram: @filmr

Poll result

Buro Digital Awards 2016 — Best Singapore Male Digital Influencer

Benjamin Kheng | Instagram: @benjaminkheng
11% Benjamin Kheng | Instagram: @benjaminkheng
Chun Rong Tan | Instagram: @xlbcr
7% Chun Rong Tan | Instagram: @xlbcr
Nathan Hartono | Instagram: @nathanhartono
28% Nathan Hartono | Instagram: @nathanhartono
Chuan Do | Instagram: @chuando_chuandoandfrey
48% Chuan Do | Instagram: @chuando_chuandoandfrey
Royston Tan | Instagram: @filmr
6% Royston Tan | Instagram: @filmr


C. BEST SINGAPORE DIGITAL START-UP OR PROJECT

1. Wander | Travel app for like-minded individuals
Synopsis: Launched by Krystal Choo in May 2014, 
Wander connects like-minded people so they can share great moments together, over common interests. It recently raised US$500,000 in seed funding and has seen thousands of digital natives create hundreds of communities in 56 cities across the globe. 

2. 99.c0 | Singapore property portal
Synopsis: Launched in 2014 as a trusted local property site to find houses, condominiums, apartments and HDBs for rent or purchase. Investors include Sequoia Capital and Facebook co-founder, Eduardo Saverin.

3. The Fifth Collection | Vintage fashion e-tailer
Synopsis: Launched in 2014 by Nejla Matam-Finn as an online provider of world-class vintage luxury fashion and accessories, complemented with original editorial content and oustanding service 

4. Honestbee | Online grocery concierge
Synopsis: Launched in December 2014, Honestbee is the first concierge grocery delivery service for all household and grocery needs in Singapore, and recently raised US$15 million in seed funding from Silicon Valley.

5. The Pint Society | Artisanal ice cream delivery service
Synopsis: Launched in 2015 by Natasha Chiam as Singapore's first ice cream home subscription service that delivers two new, hand-crafted pints of ice cream every month.   

Vote by clicking on one image below: 

1
Wander | www.heywander.com
2
99.co | www.99.co
3
The Fifth Collection | www.thefifthcollection.com
4
Honestbee | www.honestbee.com
5
The Pint Society | www.pintsociety.rocks

Poll result

Buro Digital Awards 2016 — Best Singapore Digital Start-up or Project

Wander | www.heywander.com
1% Wander | www.heywander.com
99.co | www.99.co
35% 99.co | www.99.co
The Fifth Collection | www.thefifthcollection.com
45% The Fifth Collection | www.thefifthcollection.com
Honestbee | www.honestbee.com
14% Honestbee | www.honestbee.com
The Pint Society | www.pintsociety.rocks
4% The Pint Society | www.pintsociety.rocks


D. BEST SINGAPORE UPCOMING DIGITAL INFLUENCER

1. Nicole Wong | Fashion and product stylist (@ncwong)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 51,009
Known for: Monochromatic posts of perfected flat lays and edgy personal style characterised by great bangs and killer dark eye shadow 

2. Tabitha Nauser | Radio DJ, TV host and singer (@tabithanauser)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 71,388
Known for: Hosting Turn Up with Tabitha on 98.7 FM, strong vocals, hip-hop street style, and that gorgeous natural glam makeup look 

3. Dionna Lee | Food stylist (@tofurier)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 53,880
Known for: A creative mix of playful, and Caravaggio-esque, still life photos of her food and travel adventures 

4. Fiona Fussi | Model, actress, and singer (@fionafussi)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 33,259
Known for: Her natural effortless beauty, sweet vocals, and candid snaps of her life as an international model and actress 

5. Victoria Cheng | Food journalist, presenter and producer (@victoriacheng)
Total number of followers (across social networks): 114,407
Known for: Food adventures of this 'chubby ninja' as documented through delicious #foodporn and reviews on Gastronommy TV via YouTube  

Vote by clicking on one image below: 

1
Nicole Wong | Instagram: @ncwong
2
Tabitha Nauser | Instagram: @tabithanauser
3
Dionna Lee | Instagram: @tofurier
4
Fiona Fussi | Instagram: @fionafussi
5
Victoria Cheng | Instagram: @victoriacheng

Poll result

Buro Digital Awards 2016 — Best Singapore Upcoming Digital Influencer

Nicole Wong | Instagram: @ncwong
12% Nicole Wong | Instagram: @ncwong
Tabitha Nauser | Instagram: @tabithanauser
39% Tabitha Nauser | Instagram: @tabithanauser
Dionna Lee | Instagram: @tofurier
40% Dionna Lee | Instagram: @tofurier
Fiona Fussi | Instagram: @fionafussi
6% Fiona Fussi | Instagram: @fionafussi
Victoria Cheng | Instagram: @victoriacheng
3% Victoria Cheng | Instagram: @victoriacheng


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