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Bhuvan Bam (BB Ki Vines) and Ashish Chanchlani at World Bogger Awards 2019

Making a grand impact to the World Bloggers Awards’ first ever red carpet roll out in Cannes, Indian bloggers and Youtubers Bhuvan Bam of BB Ki Vines won the ‘Global Entertainer of the year 2019’ Award for his excellent contribution to digital entertainment; Ashish Chanchlani won the ‘Best Comedy Influencer’ Award and Gaurav Chaudhury won the ‘Best Technical Influencer’ Award.

World Bloggers Awards is the first international awards for the best bloggers across 42 nominations, uniting and celebrating influencers and opinion leaders from around the world in various fields. The star-studded affair premiered in Cannes at the iconic Hotel Martinez and welcomed over 200 of the world’s most followed, reputed and creative finalists across multiple categories of digital content arts forms from cooking, to philanthropy, this year. The event will look at expanding globally with a mission to recognize and award these digital champions evolving as social change makers as new age brand evangelists, role models and storytellers.

As a highlight to the event, all 3 Indian bloggers, featuring among the top 14 super winners, bagged the prestigious awards in their first ever nomination across their respective categories of recognition. Garnering a global fanfare, the World Blogger award, in its inaugural year was being followed by over 102 million people worldwide. Outside of India, the event witnessed applications from over 3000 international blogger sensations around the world including United States, Brazil, France, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Great Britain, China and UAE amongst other countries.

“We have taken into consideration three kinds of criteria. Quantitative of course (number of followers, trends), but more important were qualitative aspects (pics, production, copywriting, creativity), and above all commitment, both from the fans AND the influencers themselves. The relationship between bloggers and their audiences, the genuineness, the involvement are the keys to the success,” said Jacques-Olivier Broner, Head of Jury at the World Blogger Awards 2019

Commenting on India’s perfect trio sweep at the awards ceremony, Broner added “I must admit that Indian influencers are impressive, and the proximity they have with their fans is exemplary. WBA could develop specific events for India very soon, where there is so much digital talent.”

“We were impressed by the number of applicants and their turn out. We are delighted by worldwide interest we received. Everybody is already looking forward to World Blogger Awards 2020,” said Maria Grazhina Chaplin, founder, World Blogger Awards. Further sharing her thoughts on the Indian bloggers’ impact at the awards and what this mean for India, ‘‘And India could play an important part in this journey.”