Voting for the 2023 Hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards Is Open – NOW!

Time to start voting!

We’re back and better than ever!

The Hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards are returning for their third year this September – and it’s safe to say that we are so excited to crown the brightest and best in online content creation.

This year, we are once again joined by our amazing title sponsor Hayu, as well as so many other incredible category sponsors including Pandora, Penneys, Laura Mercier, Kerry Hanaphy, Perfectil, Instagram, Schweppes, and Tayto Occasions.

Taking place on Friday, September 8th in one of Dublin’s gorgeous and most exciting new venues, the Dean Townhouse, we’ll be celebrating the best Ireland has to offer when it comes to shining bright online across 12 categories: InstaStar of the Year, Rising InstaStar, Fashion InstaStar Over 100k, Fashion InstaStar Under 100k, Beauty InstaStar Over 50k, Beauty InstaStar Under 50k, Wellness InstaStar, Travel InstaStar, Home & Lifestyle InstaStar, Foodie InstaStar, Comedy InstaStar, Podcast InstaStar, as well as Best Dressed on the Night.

Voting is now open to make sure you decide on your favourites before the big night!

You can check out the full list of nominees below, and cast your votes HERE! 

InstaSTAR of the Year – In association with Hayu

This coveted award shines a light on the Irish social media stars who have had a big year, from brand launches to tv and radio work along with a loyal following, they’ve got lots to celebrate

Aimee Connolly @aimeeconnolly_com
Charleen Murphy @charleenmurphy
Dami Hope @damiHope
Lauren Whelan @laurenwhelannnnn
Lisa Jordan
Louise Cooney @louisecooney_
Miriam Mullins @miriammullins_
Rosie Connolly @rosieconnxx
Terrie McEvoy @terriemcEvoy
Trisha Lewis @trishastransformation

Beauty InstaSTAR over 50k – In association with Rimmel London

From tutorials to product recommendations and inspiring creative looks, our beauty InstaSTARs give us amazing insight into all things makeup

Aideen Kate @aideenkate
Bonnie Ryan @bonnieryan
Chloe Koyce @chloekoyce
Ellie Kelly @ellieekelly
Keilidh Cashell @keilidhmua
Tara Anderson @tara_makeup

Beauty InstaSTAR under 50k – In association with Kerry Hanaphy

Ben Sun @bensunmakeup
Jade Foley @itsjadefoley
Karla K @karlakartistry
Laura Drury @theglamshamrock
Nicole Gaffney @colegaffneyy
Rebekah O’Leary @RebekahwithLove

Fashion InstaSTAR over 100k – In association with Pandora

From outfit inspo to styling tips, these fashionable ladies have helped us out countless times to curb that ‘I have nothing to wear’ nightmare

Ciara O’Doherty @ciaraodoherty
Dominique Nugent @dominiquenugent89
Lorna Spaine @lornaspaine
Niamh Cullen @niamhcullenx
Sinead O’Brien @SineadsCurvyStyle
Una Healy @unahealy

Fashion InstaSTAR under 100k – In association with Penneys

Aisling Chan @aislingchan
Billykiss Azeez @billykiss
Erica Cody @ericacody
Freya Broni @freyabroni
Katja Mia @katja_miaa
Louise McSharry @louisemcsharry

RISING InstaSTAR – In association with Instagram

Our fabulous newcomers showcase everything from fashion and lifestyle to music and dance, and are only getting started

Adam Fogarty @adamfogartyy
Ayo Fierce @ayo_fierce
Brooke Scullion @Brookescullion
Catherine Agbaje @catherine_agbaje
Meg Hughes @meggghughes
Shanice Griffin @itsshanice

Foodie InstaSTAR – In association with Tayto Occasions

From recipes to cooking demos and the best recommendations, we’ve got this bunch to thank for all our cooking inspo

Caz Mooney @irishbudgeting
Gina Daly @thedalydish
James Kavanagh @jamesalankavanagh
Jen Carroll @jensjourney
Lili Forberg @liliforberg
Nathan Anthony @boredoflunch

Podcast InstaSTAR

Funny, insightful and informative, often all at once, we’re never without these podcasters in our ears

And Another Thing (Emma Doran & Muireann O’Connell)
Bandwagons (Brid Browne & Fionnuala Jones )
Doireann & Friends (Doireann Garrihy)
I’m Grand Mam (PJ Kirby & Kevin Twomey)
My Therapist Ghosted Me (Joanne McNally & Vogue Williams)
Same But Different (Keeling Moncrief & Eimear O’Reilly)

Home & Lifestyle InstaSTAR

Whether it’s DIY hacks, hobbies or simply enviable homeware these nominees bring joy to our feeds

Cloda Scanlon @clodascanlon
Dev Skehan @dev_skehan
Grace Mongey @facesbygrace
Grainne Binns @grainnebinns
Joanne Condon @joannecondon
Laura Nolan @la_nolan

Travel InstaSTAR

This creative bunch give us serious wanderlust as they capture the best of Ireland and abroad through social media

Caroline Mc Kenna @acountydownunder
Eadaoin Fitzmaurice @eadaoinfitzmaurice
Nadia El Ferdaoussi @nadia_dailyself
Siobhan McAuley @they.wanderlust
Tara Povey @whereistarablog
Sarah Hanrahan @i_come_undone

Wellness InstaSTAR – In association with Perfectil

From health and fitness to well-being, our nominees educate and inspire us and help us to feel like the best version of ourselves

Dearbhla Toal @bellezzure
Dr Monica Peres @blondieperes
Greg O Shea @gregoshea
Georgie Crawford @georgie.crawford
Jenny Keane @hellojennykeane
Siobhan O’Hagan @siobh.ohagan

Comedy InstaSTAR

This gang have kept us laughing online and you’ll always find their videos being shared in our groupchats

Carl Mullan @carlmullan
Eric Roberts @eric.roberts_
Enya Martin @gizalaugh_
James Patrice @james_patrice
Kayleigh Trappe @kayleightrappelipsyncs
Meg Reilly @fewcans

Not sure how to vote? Never fear – all you need to do is head to, click ‘start voting’ and choose your favourite nominee from each of our 12 categories.

We’ll then compile the votes the day before the awards and announce the winners at our special ceremony in Dublin’s The Dean Townhouse. Exciting!

Make sure you keep an eye on STELLAR’s Instagram and for all the behind the scenes content ahead of this year’s event – and of course, on the night.