A massive well done if you have made it to this stage of the campaign, and commiserations to those who do not see their names on these shortlists this year.
So what happens now?
Here’s where things really start to ramp up. We have already made the voting live in all 17 categories, so you can already start placing your votes to help decide this year’s #NFA16 winners. You can click here to go straight to the categories dashboard or use the menu on the left hand side.
Also, we will be contacting every single person and company to invite them to create a profile page which they can use to promote and for those sitting on the fence to read up on before placing their votes. However, as this is the biggest NFAs yet, this may take a little time. So, if you’re a finalist, please allow 10-14 days to contact you and get things set up. Once we contact you, you’ll also be sent your own “NFA Finalist” logo to display however you wish.
This year’s voting phase will run until 10pm on Wednesday 30th November. From then, we will put the site into maintenance mode as we get ready to announce this year’s winners during Winner’s Week. Winner’s Week was an experimental method of announcing last year’s winners which went very well, so we have decided to do the same thing again. This will begin from Monday 5th December, and we will announce a batch of winners each day until the Friday of that week.
This year’s winners will be treated to an excellent days hospitality at Oulton Park Race Track, racing some fantastic high performance racing cars, superb food, brilliant evening entertainment, a free bar and of course the awards presentation. Guests who attended the 2015 Winners Event called it the highlight of the year, so it’s definitely worth getting involved!
For an idea of what to expect, here’s some clips of the 2015 Winners event:
So, a massive well done to all those who made it to the voting phase, and good luck over the next seven weeks of what is set to be intense and competitive voting!