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The Muddy Awards 2019

They’re coming! The Muddy Stilettos Awards return for 2019. Here's everything you need to know.

They’re coming! The Muddy Stilettos Awards return from Weds 24 April – Weds 22 May 2019.

Our Awards are the most prestigious digital lifestyle awards in the UK, focussing on businesses outside London. Now in their 3rd year, they celebrate the unique, quirky, stand-out businesses across 21 ‘Muddy’ counties, offering a helping hand to the local high street and highlighting the outstanding places that our discerning readers – urbane, fun-loving, smart women 30-55 years – most want to know about.

In 2018 over 15,000 local businesses entered our awards and we received more than 600,000 votes from avid readers.

We’re super-proud that the Muddy Stilettos Awards remain resolutely FREE for all businesses to enter. In fact, we make huge efforts to support our Winners and Finalists, with digital rosettes, window stickers, certificates and exposure on the website. This year, for the first time, we’re also introducing a ‘Best Newcomer Award’ to spread the word for businesses trading for less than two years! PLUS for the first time all winners will be eligible to win a £1000 cash prize and regionally we’ll be offering a host of practical benefits for our business winners.

There are 24 Awards categories:


  • Art Gallery
  • Bar
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bookshop
  • Boutique Stay
  • Café
  • Children’s Business
  • Day Spa
  • Farm Shop/Deli
  • Destination Pub
  • Family Attraction
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gift Shop
  • Local Producer (Food/Drink)
  • Florist
  • Hair Salon
  • Interiors
  • Photographer
  • Restaurant
  • Theatre/Arts Venue
  • Jewellery Store
  • Women’s Fashion Store
  • Yoga/Pilates Instructor
  • Newcomer

Nominations will open on Weds 24 April 2019 so make sure you’ve signed up to the newsletter to hear all about it when they launch and the winners will be announced on the blog on Thur 23 May.


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2 comments on “The Muddy Awards 2019”

  • Lynn Bailey April 4, 2019

    How about best experience / event? You advertise so many in tour what’s on guide but there’s no real category for this?

    • keyamodessa April 10, 2019

      Will definitely mention it in our meeting for next year. Thanks for the feedback Lynn.


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