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RECOGNISING AND REWARDING EXCELLENCE

Nominations

Nominate your favourite vendors and suppliers here. This is your opportunity to give back to the individuals and businesses that came together to create an everlasting memory of your special wedding day.

All nominations to be submitted by 14th October 2018.

NOMINATIONS PROCESS

NOMINATING A VENDOR

Award Categories

  • Wedding Caterer of the Year
  • Décor & Venue Stylist of the Year
  • Wedding Florist of the Year
  • Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year
  • Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year
  • Wedding Planner of the Year
  • Wedding DJ of the Year
  • Wedding MC of the Year
  • Bridal Gown Designer of the Year
  • Bridesmaid Collection Designer of the Year
  • Groomswear Designer of the Year
  • Wedding Finishing Touches of the Year
  • Wedding Cake Vendor of the Year
  • Creative Drinks Vendor of the Year
  • Cultural Service Provider of the Year
  • Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • Wedding Videographer of the Year
  • Wedding Entertainer of the Year
  • Wedding Business Newcomer of the Year
  • Overall Outstanding Wedding Production Award (Collective Award)
  • Wedding Venue of the Year

How does the Nomination process work?

Making a nomination is a quick and easy process.

Simply fill out this Nominate a Vendor form with as much detail as possible. Once your nomination has been received, we will alert your chosen vendors and invite them to officially enter the awards if they have not done so already.

Once your vendors/suppliers have entered the awards, you will then be notified to return to the site, when Stage 2 Public Voting begins, to vote and increase your vendors chances of becoming a shortlisted nominee.

Can I nominate a vendor for more than 1 award?

Yes, please select the up to 3 categories of awards for each vendor you nominate. Please include as much details as possible detailing why you feel this vendor deserves an award.

My vendor does not fit into any of the categories listed. What should I do?

Each year we will be adding categories in relation to demand. If you can not find a category which your vendor fits in this year, please email us at info@ukafricanweddingawards.com and we will be in touch with to discuss your query.

What happens after my submission?

After you have submitted your nomination you may be contacted by a member of the awards team who will ask for more information about your submission if there is information missing.

Your selected vendor(s) will be contacted to invite them to enter the awards.

ENTER THE AWARDS

Award Categories

  • Wedding Caterer of the Year
  • Décor & Venue Stylist of the Year
  • Wedding Florist of the Year
  • Bridal Makeup Artist of the Year
  • Bridal Hair Stylist of the Year
  • Wedding Planner of the Year
  • Wedding DJ of the Year
  • Wedding MC of the Year
  • Bridal Gown Designer of the Year
  • Bridesmaid Collection Designer of the Year
  • Groomswear Designer of the Year
  • Wedding Finishing Touches of the Year
  • Wedding Cake Vendor of the Year
  • Creative Drinks Vendor of the Year
  • Cultural Service Provider of the Year
  • Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • Wedding Videographer of the Year
  • Wedding Entertainer of the Year
  • Wedding Business Newcomer of the Year
  • Overall Outstanding Wedding Production Award (Collective Award)
  • Wedding Venue of the Year

The Awards Process

Selecting the award winners consists of a 3 stage process:

Stage 1 | Vendors are nominated to enter the awards or enter the awards directly

Stage 2  | Public Submissions – previous clients are encouraged to submit feedback and provide information on your services provided.

Shortlisted nominees are announced, and further information is required by all nominees to submit to judges.

Stage 3 |  The Judging Panel – All information is submitted to judges who decide on the award winners

How do I enter the awards?

There are two ways which a vendor may enter the awards.

  • An individual or previous client may nominate you to enter the awards. You will then receive an invitation to officially enter the awards.
  • You may enter the awards directly by filling out this form.

Entering the awards is a straight forward process.

Simply fill out the initial ‘Enter Awards’ form with as much detail as possible. Once your entry and the administration fee has been received, if you become a shortlisted nominee, you will be required to submit further information about your business for judging.

What are the benefits of receiving an Award?

The UK African Wedding Awards recognise excellence and achievements by the UK’s best wedding vendors and suppliers who serve the African weddings industry.

Benefits of winning an award include:

  • Alignment of your brand with service excellence
  • Recognition of achievements
  • Stand out in a crowded industry
  • Valuable feedback from nominations
  • Attract the best talent to your team
  • Backing from influential figures
  • Motivation and recognition for you and your staff
  • Wider PR and marketing exposure
  • Enhanced status for your brand
  • Plus more

Can I enter my business for more than 1 award?

Yes, there is no limit to the amount of categories you can enter your business for. Please note there is an administration fee applicable per awards category entered.

My business does not fit into any of the categories listed, what should I do?

Each year we will be adding categories in relation to demand. If you cannot find a category which your vendor fits in this year, please email us at info@ukafricanweddingawards.com and we will be in touch with to discuss your query.

Is there a fee to enter?

A £25 administration fee per vendor to enter the awards is applicable.

Please note, if you are an individual nominating a vendor to enter the awards you do not have to pay this fee. The fee is only payable by the vendors and suppliers who enter the awards.

The entry fee is non-refundable.

What happens after my submission?

After you have submitted your nomination you will be contacted by a member of the awards team who will ask for more information about your submission if there is information missing. An invoice via our online payment system will be sent to you for administration fee.

Further communication about next stages will be emailed to you upon successful entry

KEY DATES

Nominations Open |   1st October 2018

Nominations Close |  14th October 2018

Public Submissions Begins |  22nd October 2018

Public Submissions Closes |  29th October 2018

Shortlisted Nominees Announced  | 1st November 2018

 

*Where necessary, deadline dates listed are subject to change at the discretion of the event organisers.

Get in touch: info@ukafricanweddingawards.com