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<!-- START OF : div id="storytext"--><!-- more than 4 paragraphs -->A MARATHON runner and a full-time mathematics tutor are among the winners of the first Singapore Blog Awards.
The awards, organised by Singapore Press Holdings' bilingual web portal omy.sg, aim to showcase bloggers' creativity, and to popularise the form.
Mathematics tutor Loi Wai Ling, 33, won the Best Blog Shop award for her blog, www.exampaper.com.sg
Unlike many blog shops which sell accessories and clothing, hers sells sets of exam questions.
Engineering student and marathoner Shaun Chng, 24, won for having the Best Design.
In all, 1,000 blogs were considered, and 10 were shortlisted in each of the seven categories: Best Youth Blog, Photo Blog, Design Blog, Individual Blog, Blog Shop, and Most Entertaining and Most Insightful blogs.
The winners received trophies and a laptop computer. They were given their prizes at a ceremony held at the Asian Civilisations Museum last night. GRACE CHUA