Social Media Awards

Whats it all about?

The 3rd Annual #WorcestershireHour Social Media Awards & Christmas Party sponsored by SW&A Accountants is on Thursday 13th December 2018 at Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcestershire.

This is our chance to showcase the good and the great of Social Media in 2018 and celebrate together just 11 days before Christmas Eve. This year we are adding live entertainment to really make the evening go with a swing!

The Awards Night

Our venue host and sponsor is the Bank House Hotel. Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival (7pm) and take in the atmosphere. Tickets are available individually (just £25*) or you can buy a table of 10 (£220*). Food is via a Winter Hog Roast with Festive Trimmings and the bar will be open throughout the evening. Dress code is up to you but we recommend Black Tie & Christmas Party Outfits.
*plus booking fee.

There will be live music following the awards ceremony so bring your dancing shoes!

Your Master of Ceremonies will be the Founder of #WorcestershireHour Stuart Allen.

Photographs from the Awards Night can be found HERE

Here’s what happened last year…

2016 Winners & Runners up

Best Business Blog

  1. Worcs Education Network @WorcsEdNetwork
  2. Instant Scenery @InstantScenery
  3. Lorraine Griffiths @lgvirtualassist

Social Media Employee of the Year

  1. Will Chammings @PeachLLP
  2. Emma Townsend @PrimeMixMktg
  3. Samantha Murphy @WorcesterBid

Best Use of #WorcestershireHour by a Worcestershire County/City/District Council or Department

  1. Robin Walker @WalkerWorcester
  2. Dave Throup @DaveThroupEA
  3. Worcestershire County Council @worcscc / Worcestershire LEP @worcsLEP

Hinton Pest Control

Best New Business

  1. Wonderful Worcestershire Women @WorcWomenAwards
  2. Purple Candy @PurpleCandy16
  3. Pinhole Images @pinholeimages

Best #WorcestershireHour Photographer (Amateur OR Professional)

  1. Dave Dunbar @MochrumDunbar
  2. Colette Hilson of F8 Photography
  3. Sian Conway Photography @Bromsgrovephot

SW&A Sponsors Award
Cecily’s Beauty

Joker of the Year (Who makes us smile?)

  1. Liam Cash @DjLiamCash
  2. Simon @SBPrintWorcs
  3. Will Chammings @PeachLLP / Darren Wilkins @citysigns

Best Use of #WorcestershireHour (Charity/NFP)

  1. St Richard’s Hospice @StRichardsHosp
  2. New Hope @WorcsNewHope
  3. Worcester Foodbank @Worcs_Foodbank

Best Use of #WorcestershireHour (Business)

  1. Driver Hire H & W @DriverHirehandw
  2. City Signs @citysigns
  3. Cecilys beauty @CecilysBeauty

Social Buzz Award (Charity/NFP)

  1. New Hope @WorcsNewHope
  2. Worcester Foodbank @Worcs_Foodbank
  3. Strictly Worcestershire @Strictlyworcs

Social Buzz Award (Business)

  1. Youthcomm Radio @youthcommradio
  2. Driver Hire H & W @DriverHirehandw
  3. Anja Potze Jewellery @AnjaPotze1

#WorcestershireHour Founder Award
SB Print

New for 2017

We are continually evolving and improving the #WorcestershireHour Social Media Awards and for 2017 we have made some changes. This year, rather than just public voting we have introduced an element of judging for some categories.

We have also renamed some of the award categories and added some new ones!

The Award

Local sculptor Caro Burberry created a unique piece of art for our trophies last year. From her clay design of a Worcestershire Black Pear with Twitter Wings a mould was made and just 15 exclusive signed bronze resin statues were created. Caro has amazingly agreed to produce a brand new artwork for 2017 which will remain a top secret until the awards evening. These trophies are not awards, they really are limited edition pieces of art.

Get Involved – We are looking for Category Sponsors!

Full the full lust of categories see the nominations page.

New Rules & Judging process for 2017


Nominations will be via the website using the official form only. You can nominate your own business or charity or you can be nominated by someone else. Nominees will be contacted to confirm they wish to take part. If they do, then a fee of £25 judging fee is payable (refundable against event tickets).

Nomination Deadline is 31st October 2017

To ensure a level playing field, businesses/charities that use an external Social Media Management Company cannot enter the awards themselves BUT they can nominate their supplier in the NEW ‘Best Social Media Management Company’ category. When any business or charity is nominated they will be asked to clarify if they use an external partner.


Judging Process

For most categories, the awards will be 75% weight based on public vote & 25% weighted on evidence review by Judging Panel.

This excludes Biggest Deal Done Via #WorcestershireHour, the Sponsor Award & the Founder Award categories which are not open to the public vote.

All entrants must have a relevant and valid connection to Worcestershire. This could include: A registered office address, a physical office, shop or other facility based in the County, employees that reside in Worcestershire.

Please note that simply having client’s in Worcestershire is not deemed a relevant and valid connection for the purposes of the awards.


How to vote

Voting will start on the 7th of November 2017

You can only vote once in each category. Simply select your ‘winners’ and when you are ready press the “Vote” button.
Best of luck to all those nominated!

Voting Countdown – You have this long to vote!

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