ABC Awards - Rules

Rules

Nominations

The nomination process begins on 29th May 2014. 

The nomination deadline is 25th June 2014.

Nominations can be made online and via printed nomination forms.

Nominations are assessed by our panel of judges on the basis of quantity & quality.

Nominations can be collated by the restaurant/takeaway and sent together with any associated supporting material.

Nominations can also be made directly by the public.

 

Shortlists

16 restaurants are shortlisted rom the nomination process.  These restaurants are obliged and encouraged to partake in the Evening Express Taster Promotion where they offer an incentive to the general public to try their cuisine.  This will increase their chances of being voted and also promote their establishment.

10 takeaways are shortlisted from the nomination process.

The shortlisted restaurants and takeaways can be voted for online and via printed nomination forms.

 

Finalists

The top 10 restaurants from the shortlisted restaurants in terms of number of votes are made finalists.  Each finalist is visited by our panel of judges and assessed.  

 

The top 6 takeaway from the shortlisted takeaways in terms of number of votes are made finalists.  Each finalist is visited by one of our judges and assessed. 

 

Winners

The winner of the best restaurant in Aberdeen will be chosen from the top 5 restaurants that are judged in the city.

The winner of the best restaurant in Aberdeenshire will be chosen from the top 5 restaurants that are judged in the shire.

The winner of the best takeaway in Aberdeen will be chosen from the top 3 takeaways that are judged in the city.

The winner of the best takeaway in Aberdeenshire will be chosen from the top 3 takeaways that are judged in the shire.

The winner of rising star award will be chosen by panel of judges based on application and verification.

The winner of socially responsible business of the year will be the restaurant or takeaway that raises the most donation via The British Asian Trust £1 Appeal.

The winner of overall best restaurant in Aberdeen City & Shire will be from the top 10 restaurants that are judged in in the city & shire.

The winner of the Evening Express Readers Choice will be chosen by The Evening Express via public voting.