Voting record broken for Pride of Jersey 2019
IT has been another record year for the Jersey Evening Post Pride of Jersey Awards – with more than 28,000 votes cast across the competition’s 13 categories.
For each category, hundreds of votes were recorded online and via forms printed in the JEP, with Teacher of the Year, Young Ambassador and Fundraiser of the Year proving the most popular.
Voting closed at 6pm yesterday and the top three nominees from each category will be contacted this week and go on to the finals, with judging due to take place on 5 September at Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa.
The winner will be chosen by a panel specially convened for each category and comprising a representative of the award sponsor, a member of JEP staff and last year’s winners. All of the finalists – including those selected in the new-for-2019 Diversity and Inclusion Champion category – will be invited to the Pride of Jersey Awards ceremony next month.
Last year 27,700 votes were recorded – 7,000 more than the year before.
JEP deputy editor Richard Heath congratulated all those nominated this year, in what was another record-breaking year for votes.
‘Since the Pride of Jersey Awards began in 2015 the event has gone from strength to strength and this year’s voting has again broken records,’ he said. ‘To have that kind of reaction from the voting public once again is staggering and shows the calibre of those nominated and the important part they all play in making Jersey special. Those who voted have chosen some very worthy finalists, who will soon be contacted and then announced in the paper.’
He added: ‘Each year it’s tough for the judges to choose the winners, and 2019 will certainly be no exception. Well done to all those nominated and a very big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.’