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Spirited Awards® Voting Procedures
Any person or establishment that won an award at last year’s Spirited Awards® is not eligible for nomination in the category for which it won. Also, no person or establishment can win an award more than twice in the same category.
Upon receiving all of the nominees and information for each category, each judge will vote online using a ranking system of up to top 5 choices in each category. Judges are required to rank 5, otherwise, judges will choose to abstain from voting.
For each category, judges will be asked to make 5 weighted choices.
Choice 1 will be weighted with 5 points
Choice 2 will be weighted with 4 points
Choice 3 will be weighted with 3 points
Choice 4 will be weighted with 2 points
Choice 5 will be weighted with 1 point
Judges’ votes will not be accepted unless all 5 choices were chosen.
Judges’ are instructed to only vote for those bars, people, products that they have visited, met or tasted.
Judges will have the option to check “not qualified to vote” in each category.
The winner will be the nominee in each category with the highest number of points. If there is a difference of five points or fewer between candidates in any category, there will be a re-vote among only those candidates.