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Get Entering TWIA 2016: The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 Open for Entries

03 Aug 2015

The time has come - TWIA 2016 back, and it's going to be bigger and better than ever. Come along for the ride and enter the TWIA 2016 awards, now open for entries

Wedding season is well under way and the time that industry professionals have been waiting for has arrived: The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 is now open for entries.

Now in its fifth year, official partner of Bride, The Wedding Industry Awards, seek to continually strengthen and support the community of talented wedding professionals inherent in the industry.

Always busy trying to think of ways to streamline and enhance the experience for entrants and voters, you’ll be glad to know TWIA hasn’t been resting on its laurels since last year’s big awards event. The wait has been worth it, as TWIA is bigger and better than ever.

“We are delighted to be launching TWIA 2016 and have a few exciting changes,” says Damian Bailey, founder of TWIA. “Extending TWIA to the whole of the UK, and making London and the South East separate regions, means that TWIA now has 11 regions in the first stage of the competition. This exciting development will mean we can recognise and reward even more great suppliers all over the country. We have also tweaked the regional shortlist selection process in a constant effort to ensure that TWIA remains the most rigorous and credible awards in the wedding industry.

“The 11 regional events will take place in November with the National event taking place on January 14 2016. We’ll be confirming more details in due course but everyone can expect even bigger and better events for TWIA 2016 with some really exciting developments.”

 

What’s changed?
In TWIA 2016, reaches across the UK. The Wedding Industry Awards now extends to all four corners of the UK, with participants in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland able to enter in the reliable, independent industry awards for the first time. Just one more step in the search for the best wedding suppliers out there.

English wedding suppliers have long since cottoned on to TWIA and enter in their droves, but with new regions in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, help may be needed: if you know of outstanding wedding suppliers in these regions, nominate them to enter TWIA 2016.

TWIA regions for 2016 will be:

North East
North West
West Midlands
East Midlands
South West
East of England
London
South East
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

 

TWIA 2016 award categories and judging panel
Awards are presented both regionally and nationally in 25 categories and nationally in one more to make 26 categories in total. Click here to find a list of categories and who is on the judging panel. TWIA is constantly looking at the judging panel and adding the best experts they can find to help make TWIA the most rigorous and credible awards process available.

It is judged by a three or four person panel focussed on each category; the most impressive panel of experts ever assembled in this industry, meaning that your work is being assessed in great detail by some of the most preeminent people in wedding world.

And if you’ve never been involved with the awards before here, in brief, is how TWIA works:

  1. Wedding suppliers enter the awards in one of 26 categories and 11 regions.
  2. Each entrant then creates a profile that is visible in the ‘Find a Supplier‘ section of the website.
  3. Entrants ask their clients to vote for them. Only eligible clients can vote for suppliers they used for their weddings. The judging process allows wedding suppliers of all shapes and sizes to compete on a level playing field. It is NOT just about how many votes you can get.
  4. Entries and voting close towards the end of October 2016.
  5. Regional shortlists are drawn up using voter data and judging panel input at the end of October.
  6. Regional events in November will announce the regional winners.
  7. Regional winners go through to the national final.
  8. National winners will be announced at the national awards event in London on January 14, 2016.

Nominate any supplier, anywhere in the UK, that you think worthy of an award, regardless of who you are or what your relationship is to them. They will then be invited to take part in TWIA 2016; it is then up to them to choose whether or not to enter.

 

For more information or to enter, visit www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk

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