Australia's Top 50 Influencer Awards

Australia’s Top 50 Influencer Awards is the official annual ceremony celebrating digital content creators who produce through Youtube, Instagram and Blogs. The ceremony presents accolades for major categories including Youtuber of The Year, Instagrammer of The Year and Blogger of The Year, industry based awards and provides the official Top 50 Influencer ranking for Australia each year.

Apply for 2018: Click here to register your interest now for this year.

WINNERS: See the full list of last year’s winners HERE

Sponsorships: Sponsorships for 2018 awards are now open. Contact



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Jane Lu, 30 is the CEO of Showpo and has transitioned from a business to a fashion savvy entrepreneur, social media expert and the owner of the Showpo empire. With a current social media following of over 2.2 million, Showpo continues to go from strength-to-strength.

As the News and Entertainment Editor of Cosmo, Mel’s job is to watch everything, listen to anything, follow everyone and be across all things that matter to Gen Y. In her spare time, she likes to eat cheese.

Yolanda Redrup is an award-winning technology journalist for The Australian Financial Review. She writes on startups, venture capital, innovation policy and ASX-listed companies.

With a background running agencies and publisher houses, Brad has always had a passion for producing authentic content that sparks true human connection. At BuzzFeed he is at the forefront of what makes great content and why people interact and share. His mother never allowed him a dog growing up, so he's open to being bribed with a puppy.

Ellie is passionate about building brands in a competitive market. She has worked closely with unaccredited agency clients and has over six years’ experience in marketing and advertising.

Sarah Kimmorley is the news editor for Business Insider Australia. Having joined the team back in 2013 as the site’s weekend editor, Sarah has been a part of the brand’s local growth from the beginning. When she’s not talking to an entrepreneur about the latest technology they are using to scale their business, or picking the brains of CEOs for their leadership advice, she is reviewing new and innovative hotels and offices.


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Australia’s Top 50 Influencer Awards presented by, celebrates the success and impact of Australian online influencers across YouTube, Instagram, Blogs and other popular social media channels. In its first year of launch, the awards are on their way to becoming an iconic yearly ceremony embodying Australian culture in the digital sphere.

Entry Open Date: 11:00 AM December 12th 2016 (at
Entries Close: 5:00 PM February 12th 2017
Winners Announced and Events: Early March 2017

• Top 50 receive badge, listing, and optional pro membership.
• Top 10 to be listed in media publication, photoshoot, gift bag filled with goodies from awesome brands like Uncle Jack, Roc Eyewear, Pearly Whites & BLK Water.
• Winner to be published editorial in media publication, a hotel booking through for a double room to the value of AUD $1000 anywhere in the world , $1000 spending cash from, 3 month social media campaign promoting their channel and optional lifetime / elite membership.

Eligibility to Enter
• A minimum of 1000 subscribers/followers collectively across public channels – proof required.
• A minimum social presence of 6 months – proof required.
• Website required to enter (yours or where you have posted a blog).

Application Process:
It is compulsory to apply through the online application form which can be found here.
Award Categories
• Overall Ranking - Top 50 Australian Influencers
• Social Media King or Queen

Judging Criteria
Australia’s Top 50 Influencers
Online Impact & Leveraging Online Presence
• How do you use your online platform to make an impact online? Describe any initiatives you have taken, campaigns you have run and/or messages you have communicated through your platform.
General Blog Quality
• This includes frequency of posting and interaction, unique content and voice, post engagement and effective use of platform for making an impact.
Social Media King or Queen
• Number of Audience Votes through Gleam Application


For any award enquiries please email


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