Q&A – How the Awards Work
We’ve put together a list of handy Q&A regarding the awards nominations, judging process and ceremony. You should find the answers to any questions below. We’ve now added a special section on How to fill in the online application too. Please scroll down to access that. If after reading through you still have a query, please contact us via the Contact Page.
When do 2022 nominations open and close?
When does the 2022 ceremony take place?
How do you nominate a business for the 2022 awards?
Who can I nominate?
How many businesses can I nominate?
I've been nominated! What happens next?
If we’ve already got your email address from past year’s nominations you’ll hear from us soon. If we haven’t got your email address, and you’re on Facebook it’s likely we’ll contact you via Facebook Message so do please look out for any contact from us.
Once the form has been submitted online you will be officially entered into the awards. All entry forms must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday 6 February.
How are the entries judged and shortlisted?
When will the shortlisted businesses / finalists be announced?
How are the winners decided?
How do we buy tickets for the 2022 Awards Ceremony?
Ticket priority is given to finalists and sponsors, it is unlikely that general admission tickets will be available. Tickets can be purchased online, via a unique link, which will be sent to finalists once announced.
What time will the awards ceremony start?
I live outside of the Ribble Valley, can I nominate a business?
What happens if we have to lock down again, will the ceremony be virtual?
Q&A – How to Enter The Awards Online
As our online entry process is new for 2022, we’ve put together a list of handy Q&A below If after reading through you still have a query, please reply to your nomination email from the volunteer team, or contact us via the Contact Page.
Why has RVBA changed to online entry?
We wanted to make it easier to enter the awards. The new online form is a smart-form and will help you decide which of the many award categories to enter (you are welcome to enter as many as you are eligible for). You can also save the form at any time, and return to it later.
What happens when a business is nominated?
Nominated businesses will receive an email from the RVBA volunteer team and a shoutout on Facebook. If you have seen a shoutout on Facebook but have not received an email, please check your junk or spam folder. Sometimes we will need to contact you to ask for an email address, we may do this via Facebook message.
How can I enter online?
You will need to have been nominated first. You can then register as a user on this website. The link to register will be included in your Congratulations email from the RVBA volunteer team.
Where will I find the online Entry Form?
When nominated businesses have registered, they can locate the entry form at this link
How do I navigate through the online form?
The MOVE ON TO NEXT PAGE button will save progress and take you to the next page (it is located bottom right of each page). You need to fill in the fields on that page before progressing
The PREVIOUS PAGE button will take you to the previous page (located bottom left of each page). This is handy if you’d like to check or amend any answers
The SAVE PROGRESS & EXIT button allows you to save the form, close the window and return to it later (it is located underneath the last question on each page, above the PREVIOUS PAGE button). Return to the form at any time
The SUBMIT button on the last page must be clicked to fully submit the form and enter the 2022 awards (once you’re happy with your answers). The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday 6 February
How many pages does the online form have?
There are five main Page Headings which are displayed at the top of the form. They are General Info, Judging Info (1) & (2), Categories, and Last Page.
Some award categories, eg. Customer Friendly Business have extra questions to answer. These will be added as Page Headings. So, depending on the categories you choose to enter, you may have extra Page Headings, or may not.
Can you navigate through form using the Page Headings?
You can only navigate through the form using the Page Headings if you have already filled in the given page. When returning to the form after saving, you can click a Page Heading to get to the page you need, or just scroll down and click the NEXT button until you reach the desired page
How do you submit your online form?
The SUBMIT button on the last page must be clicked to fully submit the form and enter the 2022 awards, once you’re happy with your answers. The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday 6 February.