The Muddy Awards 2016 are coming!
Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you want to shout about from the roof tops? Do you love the county we live in and want to support your local plucky independent lifestyle businesses? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016! Muddy Stilettos Kent is holding its very first Muddy Stilettos Awards, starting Weds 4 May.
The Muddy Stilettos Awards have been running in Bucks & Oxon since 2012 and since 2014 in Hertfordshire and will now run simultaneously across 10 UK counties. Muddy Stilettos is all about quality and curation, so to win a Muddy Award is a real achievement, and importantly gives often overlooked lifestyle businesses much-deserved recognition. Category winners in each county 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 singer 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
Best beauty salon
Best book shop
Best boutique hotel
Best casual dining
Best children’s business
Best complementary therapy centre
Best day spa
Best destination pub
Best family attraction
Best fitness instructor
Best large hotel
Best local producer (food)
Best local producer (non-food)
Best gift shop
Best hair salon
Best jewellery store
Best men’s boutique
Best wine shop
Best women’s boutique
Best 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!