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What is Second Round Voting?
The rules have been modified this year for the 2017 Tally Awards. We are trying something new and hosting two rounds of voting instead of our typical one round of voting. Hosting a second round of voting will bring more recognition to the finalists! After the first round of voting, we will tally up the votes and release all Top 3 Finalists. After Top 3 Finalists are released, the second round of voting begins and will conclude on February 28, 2017.
This round of voting is for Top 3 Finalists only, and this vote determines the results and who will be awarded a Tally Award. Top 3 finalists should rally their fans and clients to gather the most votes! Finalists can spread the word using the hashtag #CCYSTallyAwards and #TOP3Finalist. If you have any questions regarding the Tally Awards or the new voting process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT ARE THE TALLY AWARDS?
The Tally Awards are the people’s choice awards for Tallahassee’s favorite businesses. It’s a competition that is decided strictly by the votes of the populace of Tallahassee and the surrounding area.
WHICH BUSINESSES CAN ENTER?
A predefined category list is constructed each year to cover the wide variety of businesses in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Any business in Tallahassee or the surrounding areas that can justifiably fit within a category can participate.
HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRY FEE FOR A BUSINESS TO PARTICIPATE?
There is absolutely no cost for a business to participate in the voting.
WHEN AND HOW DO PEOPLE VOTE?
The voting for The Tally Awards will take place on TallyAwards.com in the Fall of each year. Voting is 100% free.
To vote, a user can login using their Facebook account or create an account on the site. Either method will allow the user to change their vote(s) at any time during the voting window.
Note that a validation on all votes will be run that will ensure that only one vote per category per user was cast.
IF THE VOTING HAS ALREADY STARTED, CAN I STILL NOMINATE A BUSINESS?
Yes, a business can be nominated until 11:59 pm EST on the last day of voting. You can nominate your own business or your favorite businesses. Our goal with this competition is to be fair and determine which businesses in Tallahassee really are the people’s choices.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE WINNERS ANNOUNCED?
All of the winners from the various categories will be announced at The Tally Awards Gala.
WHAT DO THE WINNERS RECEIVE?
Being a Tally Award winner is an honor that can be mentioned in all forms of advertising and lets the public know that your company was voted the favorite in Tallahassee by the only votes that really matter – the votes from people in our community!
A Tally Award trophy may be awarded to the winners from the top vote getting categories.
I DON’T SEE A CATEGORY THAT FITS MY BUSINESS?
You may suggest a category to the committee. All suggested categories will be put into a poll with the 10-15 lowest voted on categories from the competition for the Tallahassee community to vote on. The 10-15 categories that receive the most votes will be added to the competition.
For a category to be considered for the competition there must be a minimum of 7 businesses in Tallahassee or its surrounding areas that fit the category.
HOW CAN I REMOVE MY BUSINESS FROM THE COMPETITION?
A business owner may request removal from The Tally Awards at any point in time. The request must be sent electronically via our contact form, mailed or hand-delivered on company letterhead.