The main awards are judges on a multi level basis;
- Your entry forms are blind judged so the names of your business will not be available to the judges. All mentions of names will be erased prior to judging. The judging in this area will take place solely on your entry form submission.
- Your supporting materials. This is where the judges will review any pictures, samples and customer reviews. (all reviews are subject to being checked)
- Mystery shopper. All entries will be mystery shopped to judge their level of customer service, response rates etc.
Entries will then be ranked in each of the three criteria from high to low by a team of local specialist judges. Once all of the scores have been calculated and totaled, the top two scores in each area and product/service will be invited to the awards ceremony where one will be the regional winner and the other the regional runner up (announced on the evening). In the event of a tie the head judge will have the final say.
- A minimum of four entries from a product/service area must be received to warrant a regional winner to be announced. If less than four entries are received in your product/service area you can still progress to the awards final and be eligible to win the overall Kent award.
From the list of the regional winners a new set of county judges will then re-evaluate their applications and base their decisions on the same criteria as in the regional awards and the process of choosing the winners will also be the same. In the event of a tie the head judge will have the final say.
Overall Kent Champion
The winner of this award will be picked from the regional Kentish winners and will be adjudicated based on the £1,000 statement alone. The criteria for the winner is simple ‘Who do the judges feel have had the biggest achievements and influence within their chosen category throughout the year and their plans for the future.
Voice of the People award
This is based on an online vote. 1 vote per person. This vote can only be voted for by brides and grooms that the supplier have catered for. Random checks will be made on the winning vote and any foul play detected would see the entrant discarded from the competition. The top three nominees will be invited along to the Wedding Awards final for this award.
This is based on an online vote. 1 vote per company. This vote can only be voted for by wedding suppliers. Random checks will be made on the winning vote and any foul play detected would see the entrant discarded from the competition. The top three nominees will be invited along to the Wedding Awards final for this award.