Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Greenbelt nominated for an award

Just had the latest Greenbelt Dispatches, and there's some interesting news. Greenbelt has been nominated for an ward in the 2008 festival awards. Its good news for raising the profile of the festival, and would be great if all Greenbelters could vote for it to increase public awareness of the festival.

here is the email in full :

Vote for Greenbelt now in the UK Annual Festival Awards! We've been nominated in the 'Best Small Festival', 'Best Lineup', 'Best Family Festival', 'Best Grass Roots Festival' and even the 'Best Toilets' categories! Each voter is entered into a draw to win tickets to ALL the winning festivals next year!

We are delighted to confirm that Greenbelt has been nominated in this year’s UK Festival Awards in the following categories:

- Best Lineup
- Family Festival Award
- Grass Roots Festival Award
- Best Toilets

The winners will be determined by public vote at here over the next few weeks (voting closes on 20th October). 

Everyone who votes is eligible for the prize draw to win a pair of tickets to every winning festival.

On 13th October, a final shortlist will be drawn up comprising the top 10 nominees in each category. All other nominees will be removed from the voting process at this stage.

The winner will be announced on-stage at the UK Festival Awards Ceremony on Thursday 30th October at the IndigO2,
London, and not a moment before.

Tickets to the event (which also include entry to the first ever UK Festival Conference during the day) are selling very fast (tables are almost sold out), available now from ukfa.ticketline.co.uk

I do wonder about this having awards for everything though. who are these self appointed bodies that set up these events? obviously there must be a case of attracting money in some form or other, but mainly I think its because everyone likes a jolly and dressing up , and there's nothing wrong with that every now and then!


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