The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 are coming!
Yes folks, they are soooooo close I can almost hear them [cue the Rocky theme tune – I couldn’t afford to get James Earl Jones doing a voiceover]. Muddy Stilettos Berkshire is following hot on the heels of its Bucks & Oxon sister and is holding its very first Muddy Stilettos Awards, starting Weds 4 May.
If you’re new to Muddy, you might not have come across the Muddy Stilettos Awards, but old stalwarts who already follow Hero’s Bucks & Oxon blog will tell you that they’re a fun, positive and thankfully pain-free way for readers to help their local plucky independent lifestyle businesses gain much-needed publicity. Category winners gain a much coveted Muddy Award, exposure on the blog and local press, a massive love hug from thousands of readers and a rather boozy drinks party, HUZZAH!
It doesn’t cost businesses a penny to enter the Awards, it’s superfast and easy for readers to vote and the finals are seen live on the blog with natty cocktail glasses and their moving percentages (if you thought Peter Snow’s Swingometer was impressive, you just wait). So (to channel Hot Chocolate) everyone’s a winner baby, that’s the truth!
There are 30 categories this year and as YOU dear reader will be wanting to nominate your faves, here is the full list:
Best… Art Gallery; Bakery; Bar; Beauty Salon; Book Shop; Boutique Hotel; Café; Casual Dining; Children’s Business; Complementary Therapy Centre; Day Spa; Deli; Destination Pub; Emporium; Family Attraction; Fitness Instructor; Florist; Large Hotel; Local Producer (food); Local Producer (non-food); Gift Shop; Hair Salon; Interiors; Jewellery Store; Independent Wine Shop; Mens’ Boutique; Restaurant; Theatre; Women’s Boutique; Yoga/Pilates Studio.
Pleasy pleasy please get behind the businesses that make a difference to your life, and make sure any of your friends or colleagues who are eligible to enter know about the Muddy Awards – the site will go live on the blog on the morning of Weds 4 May. In the initial round of voting, businesses can nominate themselves, and the Top 5 from each category will reach the Finals.
Commit these all-important dates to memory (there will be a test later) and start spreading the word!
4 May – voting opens
4-25 May – first round of voting
7-14 June – second (and final) round of voting
w/c 13 June (date tbc) – winners’ awards and fizz
Any questions? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
You ready? I’m ready! Let’s DO this people!