The Muddy Awards 2018
************************** INFORMATION FOR SURREY BUSINESSES ************************** Welcome to the Muddy Awards 2018. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about your business's nomination and how to make the most of it.
We’re all about celebrating unique, quirky and utterly brilliant local businesses. It’s free-as-a-bean including the winner’s drinks at the brilliant De Vere Wotton House near Dorking. And with the awards held simultaneously across 19 counties, each with 24 categories, there will be a lot of PR and social buzz.
What is Muddy Stilettos?
Muddy Stilettos is the UK’s biggest and most influential regional lifestyle website, with over 200,000 AB women (30-55 years) outside London reading our advice on where to go and what to do with their precious free time. With 19 county editions, no other local publication has such a powerful, targeted, regional demographic.
Are the Awards free to enter?
Yes! Totally free as a bean. Muddy Stilettos does not charge at any stage of the Awards. We believe in promoting the very best local businesses and create a feel-good vibe amongst those involved in our Awards.
How do the Awards work?
From Mon 23 April – Sun 6 May nominations open in 24 categories in Surrey. The Top 5 Finalists per category go through to the finals. They will be announced on Sat 11 May, and public voting will start on Mon 14 May – Fri 18 May. Finalist voting starts back at zero so it is a level playing field between candidates.
How do we enter?
It’s so, so simple. You can nominate your own business, and so can your customers, fans and followers. The more nomination votes you get the better because the five businesses in each category with the most votes go through to the finals. It’s strictly one nomination per person per category. And anyone found cheating will be disqualified. Go to the awards site and nominate your business. We have also put together some Awards logos and ‘We’ve been nominated’ PDFs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send them over pronto.
The categories are…
• Art Gallery • Bar • Beauty Salon • Bookshop • Boutique Stays • Cafe • Children’s Business • Day Spa • Farmhop/Deli • Destination Pub • Family Attraction • Fitness Instructor • Local Food/Drink Producer • Florist • Gift Shop • Hair Salon • Interiors Store • Jewellery Store • Photographer • Restaurant • Theatre/Arts Venue • Wine Merchant • Women’s Store • Yoga/Pilates Studio
If we win, do we automatically have editorial on the site?
Winners and finalists are all mentioned in a post-awards feature on the Muddy Stilettos Surrey site, and when we write guides throughout the year we try to mention our winers and finalists, but as the awards are free to take part, there is no further guaranteed editorial.
What do finalists get?
In truth, every business who enters is a winner due to the huge buzz around the awards and the association with Muddy. Finalists are sent digital awards logos, which they can use in marketing material throughout the year.
What do winners get?
Winners come to our drinks at De Vere Wotton house on Thurs 31 May where they are awarded personalised certificates and winners’ stickers. Plus, of course, there’s the kudos of being a Muddy award-winner, which is recognised across 19 counties, and you can crow about for a full 12 months (or longer if you like!). Winners also have a guaranteed invite to our exclusive Little Black Book best business guide.
Do we get to celebrate?
Of course! All winners will be invited to toast their win at a drinks reception at the fabulous De Vere Wotton House, near Dorking, on Thursday 31 May – so hold the date and get ready to celebrate (you’re going to win, right?).
For more info on the Muddy Stilettos (Surrey) Awards please contact email@example.com.