More bloggers. More votes. More last-minute submissions than ever before. And, well, a whole lot of blog scouring (oh, yes, we scanned hundreds!), we've narrowed the talent down to a cool five in Refinery29's 2nd Annual Next Big Style Blogger Contest.
This year’s crush of worthy competitors made narrowing the field over the last two weeks a titanic — if inspiring — feat. To the 1,000+ who threw their gorgeous hats in the ring — we thank you for sharing a little peek into your personal style POV and making this our most exciting contest to date. And, to the thousands upon thousands who voted — here's a hell yeah for helping us hone in on all this amazing new talent. Now, more than ever, we know we have the most endearing and taste-making readers out there.
But, again, only five can square off in our series of blogger challenges and compete for the Grand Prize of $1,000 in cash and a week-long internship here in our New York offices, the First Prize, which includes touring America’s best flea markets as a brand ambassador for bar III (available exclusively at Macy’s ), or the People’s Choice Award, the honor bestowed on the candidate garnering the most votes.