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The Muddy Awards 2019

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

Thought spring was feeling a bit quiet? That’s because the Muddy Awards 2019 haven’t started – but they’re on their way!

Between Weds 24 April and Weds 22 May make a date with destiny (or at least your keyboard) to nominate your favourite Somerset businesses in one of our 24 lifestyle categories.

These are the hottest digital lifestyle awards in the UK that focus on businesses outside London and are entirely publicly voted. Last year, over 15,000 local independent businesses entered our awards in 20 counties and we received more than 600,000 votes from readers.

Now in their 4th year in Somerset, the Muddy Awards celebrate unique and stand-out businesses, offering a helping hand to local high streets by highlighting the outstanding places that our discerning readers most want to know about.

The categories this year are:

  • Art Gallery
  • Bar
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bookshop
  • Boutique Stay
  • Café
  • Children’s Business
  • Day Spa
  • Farm Shop/Deli
  • Destination Pub
  • Family Attraction
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gift Shop
  • Local Producer (Food/Drink)
  • Florist
  • Hair Salon
  • Interiors
  • Newcomer
  • Photographer
  • Restaurant
  • Theatre/Arts Venue
  • Jewellery Store
  • Women’s Fashion Store
  • Yoga/Pilates Instructor


This year we’ve introduced a Best Newcomer award to spread the word for businesses trading for less than 18 months

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.

For the first time all Muddy Stilettos Award winners will be eligible to enter a draw to win a £1000 cash prize, £500 to spend at award-winning designer womenswear label Winser London and a £900 Richard James Savile Row suit from Gatsby Menswear

All winners will receive:

  • A Muddy Stilettos Awards gold Window Rosette
  • A Muddy Stilettos Awards website rosette
  • Awards-related publicity on Muddy Stilettos
  • Networking opportunity with other top businesses at the Winners drinks

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 opens after midday Weds 24 April – watch this space!

Voting in the finals is from Wed 15 May.

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2 comments on “The Muddy Awards 2019”

  • Judith White April 16, 2019

    I love love love the Muddy awards! It’s my chance to say a huge thank you to my favourite places for another year of greatness, and to spread the word about the best places!

    • suetucker April 23, 2019

      We’re looking forward to it too!


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