THE VOTE COUNT BEGINS!

The Great Big Thank You Awards are here to  shine the spotlight on people who go the extra mile and step up when they are needed – the people who make a positive difference to where you live and work.


We asked you to tell us about them and you did. And since July 19 you have been collecting special vote tokens printed in the Shropshire Star. The final tokens were printed on Saturday, August 11 and the deadline to send in the vote tokens was Saturday, August 18.

The project team are busy counting and verifying the tokens and the finalists who receive the most votes will be notified in September ahead of a special event for the winners on September 27 at Hadley Park House Hotel, Telford.

Terms & Conditions

Online voting: The online voting period is from 9am Thursday, July 19 until 12 noon on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Individuals may vote online up to a maximum of 25 times. It is possible to vote for more than one finalist but only one finalist per category. 

All votes will be subject to scrutiny and multiple online votes, from the same person or IP address, exceeding 25, will be declared void.



Printed vote tokens:
Closing date for receipt of votes is Saturday, August 18, 2018. Tokens must be accompanied with a fully complete Voting Tokens Return Form. Photocopies or defaced tokens will not be counted. 

Tokens must be cut around the dotted lines. If posting, the correct postage must be put on the envelope. Entries with incorrect/insufficient postage will not be accepted nor will they be collected from Royal Mail and the entry will therefore be void. 

No responsibility will be accepted for any submissions which are lost, damaged, or delayed in the post. If there is a voting tie in any category, a judging panel will choose the outright winner. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01902 319360.