Judging, Voting and Prizes



All category entries will be reviewed and assessed by the judging panel and a shortlist for categories will be chosen. The shortlisted companies and winners agree to take part and assist with any promotional activities or PR supporting the awards.The judges have the right to withhold an award in any category, if they feel the entries are not of sufficient merit. The judges may also reallocate an entry to a different category.

Closing date for entries is 1st September 2017. Entries received after this date may not be entered into the Awards.



The awards will be voted for by the public via social media. All shortlisted companies will have their entry and nominated category posted on the ‘Local Link Community Magazine’ Facebook page. ‘Likes’ on an entry picture will count as votes. All shortlisted companies are encouraged to share their entry picture in order to gain more votes. In order to be counted, the ‘Likes’ must be on the original picture posted by Local Link, ‘Likes’ on a shared post will not be counted. Voting will commence 5th September 2017 and will close at 5pm on 26th October 2017, votes after this will not be counted.

The winners of each category will be announced 27th October via email and social media.



The winners of each category will receive a framed certificate and feature in the December issue of Local Link. Each winner will be entitled to a half page write up in the magazine about the awards. A larger spread is available at a cost. Each company will receive large publicity and promotions via the Local Link social media pages and feature on the Local Link website.

Each winner will receive their winning title and a pdf badge for use on their website and social media. Promotional material with badge on is available at a cost.