Voting Now Closed

resultsThat’s it folks! Voting for this year’s Blantyre Oscars 2018 is now closed!

An astonishing 7,844 votes were cast during February and the general public have chosen their 5 winners, 1 nominee from each category. Some results were incredibly close.

The results are now a closely guarded secret and strictly not divulged to ANYBODY until Oscars night on Saturday 24th March 2018. Thank you to everybody who took part and voted and good luck to all the nominees for the big reveal in just over 3 weeks time!

We’ll be posting much more about the Oscars before the event, including answering your questions on dress code, table plans and much more.

Award Trophies – have arrived

27788548_344539252696077_8655909122118538956_oThe Oscars Award Trophies have arrived by post! Unpacked very carefully these are the 5 identical awards that the winners of each Category will receive and of course the OVERALL winners award will go to the nomination with the most votes.

These beautiful, heavy, quality trophies have this year been kindly sponsored by ‘Strachan Craft Butchers’ who deserve a special thanks. Each trophy is engraved with the category, date and Blantyre Oscars 2018. Winners will be informed at the Oscars night on Saturday 24th March 2018.

We’re sure you’ll all agree, it’s getting very exciting and the trophies look absolutely fantastic! Question remains though…..just which nominees are going to win them!?!

Framed Certificates for all Nominees

IMG_3743All nominees, whether they win OR not, will be receiving a framed certificate (as pictured).

When voting closes at the end of February 2018, we’ll know which runners up will also get medals. FIVE category winners on the Oscars night will also receive a beautiful bronze Oscar and of course the Overall winner, with the most votes of all, will receive an additional trophy. There are other goodies and surprises planned for the evening, very special ones, which we won’t be divulging until you’re there ….in your seats on March 24th.

Top Table Sponsors Confirmed

We’re proud to confirm the Top Table 5 sponsors this year will be as follows:

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Redburn Farm , sponsor of MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Catgeory
Family Shopper, sponsor of LOCAL BUSINESS Category
Glen Travel, sponsor of ENVIRONMENTAL PRIDE Category
De Virtute Nunc Ltd, sponsor of INSPIRATIONAL INDIVIDUALS Category
Paula Veverka Photography, sponsor of HEROISM & KINDNESS Category

Thank you to each of the Top Table sponsors, all local businesses who have themselves 2 tickets each and have of course covered the cost of the nominees and their plus one guest at these top tables.

Sponsorship still available!

Blantyre Oscars still has sponsorship available. As well as looking for another one major sponsor to cover the £120 cost of the trophies and certificates, we’re looking for NINE table sponsors each costing just £12.

If YOU would like your business name at any of the tables, advertising and promoting your business to guests throughout the evening, as well as knowing it’s ALL going to charity, for just £12 you can sponsor a table at the bottom of this page:

2018 Tickets – SOLD OUT!

Just AMAZING! Friends and family of nominees have been scrambling to get their tickets this weekend for the 2018 Blantyre Oscars.

All tickets were incredibly snapped up and SOLD OUT in under 16 hours for the glitzy, charity awards evening. Those lucky to have tickets will enjoy not only an awards ceremony at Carrigans, celebrating everything great about Blantyre, but will also enjoy a luxury buffet, raffle with incredible prizes, as well as a DJ dance until 1am. The event takes place on Saturday 24th March 2018.

With a few surprises thrown in for all guests this year, it’s shaping up to be another success.

Voting open to the Public for all 15 nominees at lunchtime today. Stay tuned for links and how to vote!

Tickets now Available!

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 20.32.01Tickets are now available for friends and families of the nominees! The Ticket system is now live from today 1.30pm on Saturday 27th January 2018, with all proceeds of ticket sales going 50% to cancer charities and 50% towards new festive street lighting. First come first served!

As of 8.30pm, some 7 hours later 143 of the 164 tickets have been sold! It’s been frantic as people scramble to get tickets for their friends and family. Just 21 remain this evening, sold on a first come first served basis. Better be fast!