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Muddy Awards 2019

The Muddy Awards are coming! Find out more about the hottest lifestyle awards in mid and southern England.

They’re coming! The most prestigious lifestyle awards in the UK return from Weds 24 April – Weds 22 May 2019,  focussing on businesses outside London, as chosen by you, our discerning readers!

Now in their 3rd year in Glos, the Muddy Stilettos Awards celebrate the most exciting, brilliant businesses across 21 ‘Muddy’ counties, offering a helping hand to the local high street and highlighting the outstanding places that our fun-loving readers want to know about.

In 2018 over 15,000 local businesses entered our Awards and we received more than 600,000 votes from our loyal readers.

We’re super-proud that the Muddy Stilettos Awards remain resolutely FREE for all businesses to enter.

But this year we’re also putting our money where our mouth is, with a £1000 CASH PRIZE for one of the winning businesses.

PLUS we’re offering a working wardrobe for men and women:

  • Gatsby menswear in Marlow is the only independent store in the world to host the Richard James bespoke service, and one male Awards’ winner will look the business with a £900 Savile Row fully tailored two-piece suit from Richard James (OTP) worth £900.
  • For one female winner, stunning designer label Winser London, beloved of celebrities like Gillian Anderson, Annie Lennox and Emma Watson, will be on hand to give a £500 helping hand to your workwear.

We’re also introducing a ‘Best Newcomer Award’ for the first time, to spread the word for businesses billing for less than 18 months.

Nominations open on Weds 24 April 2019.


The categories this year are:

We’re super-proud that the Muddy Stilettos Awards remain resolutely FREE for all businesses to enter – no costly awards dinners to pay for, no finalists fees – because we’re passionate about supporting and promoting the brilliant businesses that add so much to our local lives.

We know how much winning a Muddy Award can really help boost small local businesses that often slip through the cracks of other competitions, so please get behind our lovely indies, and spread the word far and wide!

The first round of nominations open on Weds 24 April.

Voting in the finals is from Wed 15 May.


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