The People's Choice Award is a great way to raise profile with customers and suppliers, and to get associates, friends and family involved, cheering you on and showing their support. Have a bit of fun along the way!
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions. If you have any others, just let us know.
How do I enter The People's Choice Award?
Just fill in an entry form and select the People's Choice option from the list of categories to enter. Your entry will automatically display a voting button once submitted.
Who will see my entry?
If you have entered the People's Choice Award, a part of your entry (see next question) will be visible to anyone who visits The David Awards website. This will include members of the public and anyone who you persuade to vote for you.
What information will a voter be able to see about my business?
We display only your business name, your name, your town or city, and the information entered into the People's Choice Award category section of your entry to potential voters. Because you are logged in and are the entrant, you will see all the information you have typed into the form at once. If you want to see how it will display to voters, log out and view your entry. (You can do this by copying the URL at the top of the page when you are logged in and pasting it into your browser address bar once you have logged out).
Can I enter just The People's Choice Award?
Yes, there's no obligation to enter any other category. If you wish, you can enter up to three other categories in addition to the People's Choice Award.
How do I get people to vote for me?
We will send you an email with information about downloading voting buttons, banners and a link, so you can promote your entry. Use your social networks, email signature, web site, etc. to encourage others to vote for you. The more work you put into persuading others to show their support, the more votes you are likely to get. We also encourage members of the public to vote, and direct them to a list of all entries in the People's Choice category. The only information these people will have about your business is likely to be what you write in your entry, so make it as informative and interesting as possible.
How many times can someone vote?
In order to minimise the risk of double voting, our system allows only one vote per entry to be recorded from each IP address. While we realise this does mean that in some cases it will make it difficult for more than one person to vote using the same IP address, we feel this is better than leaving the voting system wide open to abuse. If you are having difficulty adding a vote to an entry for this reason, we suggest using a different IP address. This can often even be a WiFi hotspot, library or internet cafe.
What happens if someone tries to vote twice for an entry?
It is possible to click twice on the "vote" button, and the system may tell you it is "saving your vote" - however, if there is already a vote for that entry in the database, that second vote is discarded.
Can I change my vote?
Once your vote is recorded, it cannot be changed. You can continue to vote for other businesses which have entered, but not for eny business you have already voted for.
Can I vote for myself?
Every IP address gets one vote. How you use it is up to you. It's a fair guess that most entrants will vote for themselves, so why shouldn't you?
Who knows who voted for whom?
Your IP address is recorded, but you do not need to log in to vote. Entrants have no idea who voted for them, or even how many votes they received. Even the administrators of The David Awards website only see an IP address which is meaningless, they see no personal details or anything else to identify you. The judges are not involved with and do not have access to any data about The People's Choice Awards.
Who wins the People's Choice Award?
The winner is the entry with the most votes. Our Judges are not involved in judging this category. It is what is says - chosen by "the people".