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Nomination and Voting Have Been Combined: What You Need to Know

July 29, 2013 --

You may have noticed that this year, we combined the nomination and voting period. After looking at past results, we felt there would be a bigger impact for our nominees, as well as those nominating and voting, if we consolidated the activity period.

That being said, you probably have questions.

What if I get nominated at the end of the period? Does that affect my ability to be a Champion?
The votes from the public go toward the Community Choice Awards, which are given to the top 5 popular-vote getters in each of the six categories. The Community Choice Awards are a special recognition based 100% on the number of popular votes, and are separate and distinct from the Top 100 Champions. The list of Community Choice winners will be available immediately upon the conclusion of voting by the community.

So the answer is: no, being nominated later doesn’t affect your chance of being chosen by the Judges as a Champion.

How are winners chosen?
Our Top 100 Influencer Champions list is chosen by a combination of community voting (40%) and voting by our Judges (60%). The Judges may in their discretion determine that an additional number receive "Special Mentions."

The official Judges' announcement of winners will be made in September 2013.

How does voting work?
Any person may cast votes. The same IP address can vote once per day per nominee, with a 24-hour reset (i.e., each 24 hour-period you may vote once for each of the nominees).

You may vote for as many nominees as you like in a 24-hour period. But you can’t cast multiple votes for the SAME nominee in any given 24-hour period.

You may vote for yourself, your organization and your favorite Influencers, and then use the share buttons and badges to encourage your networks and followers to do the same.

If you have questions about the Awards that weren’t answered here, please contact us.

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