shenANNAgans in the media

I am proud to have obtained the following media mentions, features and accolades.

HERRON Pharmaceuticals #2 Food Blogger To Follow in 2017
HERRON selected my post on Daydream Island – Part 1: The Decision as an inspiring read about how positive thinking and mindfulness allowed me to manifest my dreams into reality.

Herron - 20 Food and Fitness Blogs to Follow in 2017. Anna Johnston -

The 2016 Sydney Markets Fresh Awards
WINNER Best Green Grocer Story awarded to the best personal­ blog post about a NSW or ACT greengrocer or independent retailer of fresh fruit and vegetables. Check out the piece I submitted on Kenny the Coconut. You can read a little about the awards night too.

The Fresh Awards and Vegan Banana Blueberry Ice Cream. Anna Johnston.


Australia’s Food Blogger Conference
WINNER2015 Narrative Writing Competition.
The piece I submitted – The Food Mecca of Asia – Penang, Malaysia

Human Brochure

Participant – The Human Brochure is the world’s first living, breathing travel brochure created by real humans – Me!

National Press Club of Australia

Guest blogger & social media concierge at various events including; Mad Brewers Beer Degustation, 50th Birthday Celebrations, Truffle Degustation Dinner & Champagne Masterclass

Hoi Polloi

WINNER – #hoipolloioph Canberra food bloggers media launch and People’s Choice winner of the burger cooking competition.

QT Canberra

Participant – Mel’s Stunt Hen’s Night. QT Canberra launched a VIP Hen’s & Celebration package and tasked some of Canberra’s professional socialites to experience the hotel through the eyes of a Hen. 

Pialligo Estate

Participant in Canberra food bloggers bacon cook-up.

666 ABC Canberra Radio

Interview with Genevieve Jacobs for a segment called ‘Food Warriors’

Bunnamagoo Estate Wines

Guest blogger & VIP guest at Mudfest International Film Festival at Bunnamagoo Wine Estate.

Visit Canberra

Featured in Visit Canberra ‘Tempt your tastebuds with local produce‘ & ‘Fans take over Facebook‘ & ‘One Good Thing After Another: Brunching across the capital‘ photo albums.

Australian Asparagus Council

Participant in the 2014, 2015 & 2016 #aussiespears campaign.

Australian Mushroom Growers Association

Participant in the 2014 Mushroom Mania campaign.

Capital Region Farmers Markets

 Participant in the Capital Region Farmers Markets Christmas themed bloggers challenge.

Featured Blogger
Sydney Markets – Guest Post ‘Recipe‘.
Sydney Markets – Guest Post ‘Recipe‘.
Urban Duniya – Urban Legends ‘travel series‘.
Go Bake Yourself – Guest Post ‘Recipe‘.
CBR Foodie – Meet a ‘Canberra Foodie series‘.
Travelling King – Guest Post ‘Recipe‘.


Anna is a bubbly and passionate champion of all things food and hospitality. She is professional, attentive, highly responsive and driven. Her work in social media and blogging has been tremendously helpful in raising the profile of the business and many events held at the National Press Club.
Paul Butler , National Press Club of Australia
OzHarvest has a very strong brand identity and as such is very careful in relation to who represents our charity and our people.  OzHarvest Ambassadors are expected to have high degree of emotional intelligence, empathy and a passion for helping people in the community who need assistance.  Anna possesses all the above skills and many more, which made it an easy decision to ask her to join the other special Ambassadors such as Maggie Beer, Matt Moran, Neil Perry & Colin Fassnidge who offer support to OzHarvest. Anna has been OzHarvest Canberra’s Ambassador since 2009, we are very fortunate to have her on our team, her support via event management, social media and her blog ‘shenANNAgans’ has been a major boost for our charity, and through us, the local community.
Dave Burnet , OzHarvest Canberra
Anna has played a fundamental part in promoting Bunnamagoo Estate not only at her place of employment through winemakers events, trade and staff tasting events but also through her social media channels and fantastic weekly blog. Due to Anna’s tireless efforts and passion for what she does, Bunnanagoo Estate have not only gained greater marketing exposure but also more loyal customer and supporters.
Chris O'Connor , Bunnamagoo Estate Wines