Q & A

Q- How do I get a Mumbler Award?

We don’t decide- the people of Harrogate do. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning you’ll need to ask your customers, friends and family to nominate you during the nomination month (mid July into mid August). If you get enough nominations then you’ll make it onto our shortlist which is announced in mid September. Then the campaigning really starts!

Q- How long is the Nomination period?

Nominations close on 15th August 2017. We will publish the full list of nominations at the end of August.

Q-What about the shortlist vote?

Voting for the winner will start on 13th September 2017 and will close at midnight on Sunday 15th October 2017.

Q- Do I have to campaign for votes?

No, of course you don’t have to however usually the winners each year make a special effort to contact their customers, friends and family and ask them to nominate and vote for them.

To make it easy for you, we have designed “Please vote for us” and “Please nominate us” posters and social media banners. You could also e-mail your customer base, hand out flyers and simply ask your customers nicely if they’ll vote for you!

Do I have to attend the Awards Dinner to win?

No, you don’t have to attend but we would really love you to be there. It is not a boring awards night; it is a fun, lively evening and you will have a fantastic night even if you don’t win. If you are a finalist and you know that you can’t attend then please send a brief “acceptance” speech to [email protected] If you are the lucky winner on the night then we will get a representative to read out your message and we will forward the trophy to you.

Q- Why do you ask for comments on the nomination form?

At Mumbler we believe sharing is caring. We use some of the lovely comments (anonymised, of course) on the night, to tell the audience a little more about each business. After the Awards, we send out all of the fantastic comments to all of the finalists. It’s a great part of the job and we love spreading the good vibes!

Q- Do you check for cheaters?

Yes we do! Every vote is checked and someone has cheated we remove all their votes. Please only vote once!

Q-Why limit the voting area?

These are the Harrogate Mumbler Awards and are for businesses and customers within the Harrogate district. We have other Mumbler towns now and they will host their own Mumbler Awards in the future.

Q I’ve booked to come to the Awards Night, will I get a ticket in the post?

No, we don’t send out paper tickets. Check your ticket invoice for the final details. Your names will be on the guest list on the night.

Q What time does it start?

7.00pm – Drinks reception

7.30 – Dinner

Q What is the dress code?

The Harrogate Mumbler Awards is a black tie event.

Q How many guests to a table? 

If you book for 7 or fewer guests then we will place you on a mixed table. If you book for 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 guests then you will be on your own table. 12 is the maximum number of guests on a single table.