A sincere Congratulations to a very worthy overall winner. David Purse takes the accolade of being the overall winner of Blantyre Oscars 2018.
David, who won due to his best selling books, attained the result with the most votes online. Very well done! Your family and friends must be very proud.
Very well done to all the other nominees and category winners.
Record breaking amount
It’s all over folks! What a fantastic evening we all had. Hitch free, everything went as planned and amazingly positive feedback today. Facebook is AWASH with photos and videos about the Oscars. We’ll be posting all our results and ‘thank you’s’ today. Meantime, lets get down to business. How MUCH did Blantyre Oscars 2018 raise?
We’re absolutely delighted to announce that £750.00 was raised for SLC which will be used to buy three brand new festive lights for Glasgow Road. Whilst this doesn’t sound a lot of equipment, the expensive lighting will LAST A GENERATION and of course make Blantyre’s main thoroughfare sparkle in Winter that little bit more brightly.
If that’s not enough, people dug VERY deep into their pockets last night with a fantastic raffle. More significantly, a further, whopping, record breaking £1,305.00 was raised on the night, which will entirely be going to the Beatson Clinic in Glasgow! Working nearby in Glasgow this week, we’ll be personally handing the cheque in asap.
Thank you SO much to everybody who sponsored, bought a ticket, donated and took part. Serving TWO charitable causes is just fantastic and these amounts are far more than the £1,200 raised last year, much more than we dared hope for!
Once again, Blantyre has done itself proud
That’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.
The 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!?!
All 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.
We’re proud to confirm the Top Table 5 sponsors this year will be as follows:
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: https://blantyreoscars.com/sponsors/