A reminder that there are just two weeks left to make sure that you have had your say in deciding who are the winners in the inaugural FORM UKBlues Awards.
Already many thousands of votes have been cast. UKBluesFederation thanks, everyone who has shown their support for what the UKBlues Federation is doing with these new Awards.
UKBlues Federation is delighted to say that by and large, people have been playing by the rules, we even sorted out the anomaly mentioned in our last Newsletter and confirmed that the votes were genuine and that they have been counted!
There are those who have suggested that they have been over-zealous with our security measures but they would, almost certainly, be the first to cry foul if our system was less robust.
Overall the UKBluess Federation is delighted that so many people have complimented us on the robust steps we have and are taking to ensure that the Awards have integrity and credibility. We also congratulate the management of some of the finalists for mobilising their teams and fanbases.
It has taken a great deal of work to set up a bespoke voting system and to keep a watchful eye on the voting process and our thanks go to the Board members, and others, undertaking this. When voting closes we will be carrying out a major data analysis and, we will be contacting those whose entries are flagged up as potentially suspicious to verify them, or otherwise!
If you have already cast your votes, thank you. Both we and the finalists appreciate your support.
If you have yet to join in, then you should be aware that there is a simple, two-step process to do so.
First, you must register and you can do this by visiting www.ukbluesawards.com/register where you will be asked to create a username, a password and supply your first and last names and e-mail address. You will then be asked to prove you are not a robot and, assuming your registration is accepted, will be taken to the voting page.
If you have any problems with this process, there is a help e-mail address shown on the Registration page which you can contact for assistance.
All the finalists in the 17 categories are detailed on the Finalists page – where you will also find links to their websites and, where appropriate, video of the artists/acts so that you can familiarise yourself with all the finalists.
But remember, voting closes at midnight GMT 28th February 2018